Monday, August 28, 2017

Joe Arpaio may challenge Jeff Flake for Arizona Senate seat

Via Billy

After receiving President Trump's first pardon, Joe Arpaio's plans have gone from possible prison to book-writing, speeches and potentially another run for office in Arizona, with Sen. Jeff Flake's seat one opportunity he is eyeing.

The former Maricopa County sheriff told the Washington Examiner he's upset at negative reaction to the Friday pardon, and that he feels Republican politicians are insufficiently supportive of the president, who he calls a great man.

"I could run for mayor, I could run for legislator, I could run for Senate," Arpaio said Monday. One particular race, however, is likely to gain significant attention: the GOP primary next year facing Flake, R-Ariz., a forceful Trump critic.

"I'm sure getting a lot of people around the state asking me" to challenge Flake, said Arpaio, who served 24 years as sheriff before losing reelection in 2016. "All I'm saying is the door is open and we'll see what happens. I've got support. I know what support I have."


  1. Bad idea! Jeff Flake already has an America First conservative primary challenger, Dr. Kelli Ward. He would just split the vote and make it easier for Flake. Stay out, Joe! Run for another office. We have Senator Corker here in Tennessee because two conservatives split the primary vote. Hopefully, one good pro Ameican conservative will primary him. He criticizes Trump for condemning ALL violent groups, but can't even bring himself to condemn communist Antifa and racist/communist BLM. --Ron W