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Mon Aug 27, 2018, 06:30 AM

'America's Toughest Sheriff' Joe Arpaio struggles in Senate bid

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (Reuters) - Joe Arpaio built a national reputation as a staunch opponent of illegal immigration while sheriff of Arizona’s largest county and found a powerful ally in President Donald Trump, who pardoned him last year after he ran into legal trouble.

But as the self-styled “America’s Toughest Sheriff” hustles for votes in Arizona ahead of Tuesday’s nominating contest for one of the country’s most competitive U.S. Senate races, analysts say his comeback bid is likely to fall short.

Every public opinion poll since June has shown Arpaio, 86, in third place among Republicans seeking the seat held by Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake, who is retiring after tangling with Trump over the past two years.

The other two candidates in the race - U.S. Representative Martha McSally and former state Senator Kelli Ward - have largely ignored Arpaio as they focus their attacks on each other. Trump has not endorsed anyone in the race.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-arpaio/americas-toughest-sheriff-joe-arpaio-struggles-in-senate-bid-idUSKCN1LC0UZ?il=0

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TexasTowelie Aug 2018 OP
marble falls Aug 2018 #1
Mosby Aug 2018 #2
marble falls Aug 2018 #3
grantcart Aug 2018 #4

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 08:38 AM

1. Only because he'd already won his struggles against conscience, ethics, morals, empathy, decency ...

and for free donuts.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 02:07 PM

2. +1

He's a narcissist like Trump, why else would he run for a 6 year senate seat at the age of 86?

Claiming that he is "known around the world" just makes him sound pathetic.

Eta you know what's funny, all the rich folks in Fountain Hills AZ (where he lives) hate him because he had his deputies chase out all the day laborers.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 02:24 PM

3. And everyone with a conscience hates him for the mean spirited vindictivness of his tent ...

jail and his purposeful total inaction in more than 400 REPORTED cases of child abuse perpetrated against undocumented immigrant children.

His special place in Hell is waiting for him.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 04:05 PM

4. It was an obvious ploy to drain votes from Ward to nominate McSally

And it worked.

McSally is likely to win with less than 40% of the vote

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