Is Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Running for Senate seat of Retiring for the seat of retiring Jon Kyl (R-AZ) in 2012?
US Senator … Joe Arpaio?
Ever since Arizona US Senator Jon Kyl announced that he was retiring and would not run in 2012, many have come forward and names have been speculated as possible candidates for the open seat. The latest to put their toe in the political water is Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
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 today 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.
The poll by the Summit Consulting Group had some rather interestng results, including Arpaio in the lead over other perspective GOP candidates.
The poll reported 21 percent of likely GOP voters would choose Arpaio; 17 percent would vote for Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.); 16.6 percent favored former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Ariz.), who challenged Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in the 2010 GOP Senate primary; 12 percent would vote for Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) and 6 percent would choose freshman Rep. Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.).
One thing is for certain, illegal immigration would be provided an interesting voice from Arpaio. Wouldn’t you love to see an illegal immigration and amnesty exchange between Arpaio and RINO Lindsey Graham. What a breath of fresh air Arpaio would add to the US Senate. And yes, Senator Joe Arpaio does have a nice sound.