Joe Arpaio, former sherrif and Trump ally, infamous for his bold and brutal tactics to combat illegal immigration, has announced that he will be running as a Republican candidate for the Arizona Senate seat.
Arpaio was pardoned last August by President Trump after being sentenced for ignoring a Federal court order in a case regarding racial profiling. He will now be running for the Arizona Senate seat in the August election, which will be left vacant after outgoing Senator Jeff Flake (Republican).
In an Interview with The Washington Examiner, Arpaio said:
“I have a lot to offer. I’m a big supporter of President Trump,” Arpaio said. “I’m going to have to work hard; you don’t take anything for granted. But I would not be doing this if I thought that I could not win. I’m not here to get my name in the paper, I get that every day, anyway.”
Arpaio served as the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, where he was praised by many conservatives for his hardline yet effective tactics in order to combat illegal immigration.
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