2012 Elections, Headlines
By Daniel Strauss, The Hill, The Washington Scene
Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Monday he is open to the possibility
of running for the seat of retiring Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) in 2012.
Arpaio, the conservative sheriff famous for his hard-line
anti-immigration stances, made the remarks in light of a poll released
Monday by Summit Consulting Group Inc., which is fundraising for
Arpaio’s reelection campaign for sheriff. The company’s Chad Willems is
Arpaio’s campaign manager.
Arpaio said the deciding factor is neither the money, which he said
he could raise, nor his ability to do the job. Rather, he said, it’s
whether he would be willing to leave his job as sheriff.
Arpaio has served as sheriff for five terms and is currently running
for a sixth. But, he said, that doesn’t mean he won’t run for the
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