Will Sheriff Joe Arpaio Run For Governor Of Arizona?
From the news stories, it looks like Sheriff Joe is likely to run. The polls indicate he’d win by a landslide. As governor, he’d no longer be in charge of the jail system, but he’d be the most powerful political figure in Arizona. What next? The presidency?
Here’s one story from Fox:
There's a new name being thrown into the hat for Arizona's Governor race. We know the current Governor, Jan Brewer, wants to keep her job for another four years, but she'll have some competition.
How about Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio? It's not the first time Arpaio's name has come up for Governor, but a new poll shows he could win.
The first Rasmussen Reports telephone poll of next year's GOP Primary in Arizona shows Arpaio attracting 47% of the vote while four other candidates split another 44%.
In second place, with 22% of the overall vote, is state Treasurer Dean Martin. Brewer is third at 10%. Former state GOP Chairman John Munger and Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker each attract six percent (6%) of the vote.
In another example of his potential to dominate the race early, 58% of likely Republican Primary voters have a favorable opinion of Arpaio. Just 16% say the same about Martin, while only nine percent (9%) are that upbeat about Brewer. The comparable numbers for Munger and Parker are two percent (2%) and (1%) respectively.
So will he run for office?
Here's what the Sheriff is saying on his Twitter page:
"If there ever was a time to consider a run, now may be the time. I continue to be asked by my supporters to step up and fill a leadership void."
"I can not ignore the results of this latest Rasmussen poll about the possibility of me entering the AZ governor's race for 2010."
Sheriff Arpaio has a high profile not only in Maricopa County, but across the country as well. He's famous for cracking down on illegal immigration, raiding businesses suspected of hiring illegals and his crime sweeps. Currently, Arpaio is in a battle with the Feds - the Justice Department is investigating him and some of his powers to arrest illegals have been taken away. All of this has only made him stronger in Arizona.
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