1/9/18, Maine First Media Staff Report,
America’s Sheriff is re-entering the political arena, this time as a candidate for the U.S. Senate.
Republican Joe Arpaio, the former Sheriff for Maricopa County, Arizona, is throwing his hat in the ring to run for the seat being vacated by RINO Jeff “The” Flake.
Arpaio is a long-time immigration hawk, advocating for tougher border patrolling and controlling the flow of immigrants — especially illegal ones — into the United States.
He’s also a hard-nosed law-and-order candidate, famously making inmates in Maricopa County wear pink jumpsuits instead of the traditional orange in his inmate “tent city.”
Sen. Flake announced he would not seek re-election after several public fights with President Donald Trump and many media appearances whining about the current direction of the GOP.
Even with Flake’s absence in this open-seat contest, Arpaio faces still competition.
Dr. Kelli Ward, a former State House member who previously challenged Arizona’s other RINO Senator, John McCain, has long been announced and building a brand as a Nationalist-Populism candidate in the mold of President Trump.
In fact, the President has even shared kind words of encouragement to Dr. Ward in the past.
However, President Trump also pardoned Sheriff Joe after he was convicted of enforcing immigration policy in a witch hunt lasting years.
It remains to be seen who the President will support now that he has two allies in the race, or if he’ll simply let the best candidate win the primary.
Both Ward or Arpaio would mark a significant improvement for the American people over Sen. Flake.
However, if either win, they’ll face a tough general election against likely Democrat primary winner, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema. And Leftist money is sure to flood into the state to try and claim the seat for Team Blue and prevent President Trump from gaining an important supporter in the Senate.
In an e-mail to potential supporters, Arpaio said he’s running for office to help make America great again and cited these areas as particular concerns to him:
- Sanctuary cities like San Francisco are literally refusing to hold illegal immigrants accountable for their actions, just to further their politically correct, pro-Amnesty agenda.
- The once-bedrock, American commitment to paying our bills has been replaced by over $20 Trillion in national debt.
- The liberal Left attacks the rights of law-abiding gun owners — but doesn’t even bat an eye while so-called “doctors” slaughter millions of unborn children in their mother’s womb every single year.
- Millionaire athletes are lionized by the fake news media as “heroes” for disrespecting the American flag and refusing to stand for our national anthem.
Arizona has a relatively late primary date. In 2018 it will be held August 28th.