Update: No go for Sheriff Joe..
Update: Sheriff Joe will not run for Governor, he is keeping his Sheriff badge and enforcing our new law..maybe the 5th time will be the charm…
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced that he will not run for governor, once again ending Arizona’s election-year tradition of the sheriff flirting with the state’s highest office….
…“I am humbled by the encouragement and outpouring of support for me to run for governor. However, at the same time, so many people have supported my campaign for reelection that I do not want to betray them by running for another office,” Arpaio said in a press statement. “I have come so far and accomplished so much in the past 18 years as sheriff that to leave now just doesn’t make sense.”…
fingers crossed! and who will replace him as Sheriff? Our previous posts on Sheriff Joe here.
And another reminder to GOP Leadership-DO NOT DISCOURAGE MIDDLE AMERICA FROM VOTING BY RUNNING AWAY FROM THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ISSUE! Americans want enforcement!
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is expected to announce Monday if he’ll run for Arizona governor.
Several sources confirm to the ABC15 Investigators that Arpaio has already made a decision, and will likely run for the office.
In a news conference after this story was first published, the Sheriff said he was still weighing his options, but also that he would in fact have an announcement on Monday.
However, when asked about a state sales tax during the news conference, the Sheriff said, “When I’m the governor, I’ll study the issue.” He then clarified, “If become the governor..so I become the governor…I’ll study it.”
Republican Party Chairman Randy Pullen said he has spoken with the Sheriff on several occasions about running for governor.
As recently as last week, Pullen said the Sheriff told him by phone that “he was just letting me know he was seriously considering it and he was meeting with his advisors and supporters to make a final decision, and that decision would be in very early May.”
Several high ranking sources within the Sheriff’s Department tell the ABC15 Investigators that all the necessary paperwork “has been filled out and is ready to file.”
Those same sources say Arpaio has been meeting with Republican power players for the last two weeks, and that several of the conversations focused on Arpaio running for governor…..
When ‘push comes to shove’, and the ‘goin gets rough’, Arizonans need the real’ cowboy’ to step up…one who has shown they can’ take the heat’…
Not one who is’ all hat, no cattle’ , who wants to eat his waffles …
Pfft! If we are waiting for Obama to help us with the border we may as well look to Tweety for Federal law enforcement…