Joe Arpaio Is Running for Senate in Arizona

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a Trump campaign rally

Joe Arpaio Is Running for Senate in Arizona

Flake, who will leave the Senate after his term ends this year, told CNN on Tuesday that he will not support Arpaio's campaign to replace him.

Recognized for his aggressive methods in the persecution of undocumented immigrants, Joe Arpaio was finally forgiven by President Donald Trump, who recognized him for "more than 50 years of admirable service to our nation".

The 85-year-old lawman tweeted he is seeking the post to support Trump's policies. John McCain, but didn't waste any time before announcing she would challenge Flake.

"I don't think he's in it for the long haul", Flake said on MSNBC.

Arpaio was convicted last July of criminal contempt in a racial profiling case that highlighted tensions over USA immigration policy, but was pardoned by Trump the following month.

Arpaio, not content with his pardon, is still fighting to have the conviction completely erased from his record.

Democrats were already using Arpaio's candidacy to fundraise.

"So no, it had nothing to do with it". Flake and Brown, who were in college at the time, were caring for the dogs while the in-laws were out of town.

It should come as no surprise, then, that the longtime Trump supporter immediately honed in on the president's voting base. Trump said the former sheriff was treated "unbelievably unfairly". "At least I got the guts to face all the detractors - Democratic Party, you name it". We're going to see this play out here over the next few days, next few weeks, next few months. Come on. Everybody knows me in this country anyway. I run my own campaign.

Arpaio said in December that he was 'seriously, seriously, seriously considering running'.

Arpaio said his 24 years as a sheriff, fighting the drug and illegal immigration problem, will be good experience in becoming a senator, even though it "got me in trouble". This isn't a stunt. Sinema announced back in September that she would run for the Senate seat.

Statistician Nate Silver indicated he felt the announcement would split the pro-Trump vote in the state and could help hand the primary victory to Rep. Martha McSally, who many consider will enter the race. Joe Arpaio went on Fox & Friends. He has spent his career tearing apart immigrant families and devastating Latino communities, and he has no place in the U.S. Senate.

Arpaio is Arizona's answer to Roy Moore in Alabama. "We feel that Kelli Ward has done nothing to serve the Arizona people very well, and we feel we are in a great position to win in August". "They'll have their political firing squads and bring tons of money here, because they don't want to lose", he said.

McSally hasn't officially declared yet and at one point, Ward was the only one running.

Trump said Arpaio would have won again in 2016 had the filing of charges not influenced voters.

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