It looks like all the money George Soros poured into the sheriff’s race to get rid of Sheriff Joe was a waste. He should have known he couldn’t keep Sheriff Joe down. He may no longer be sheriff, but it looks like he’s running for senate.
The Washington Post reports:
Joe Arpaio, the longtime Phoenix-area sheriff whose headline-grabbing approach to immigration made him an ally of President Trump, will run in the 2018 Republican primary to replace Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.).
Arpaio, 85, made the bid official in an interview with the Washington Examiner, explaining that “you can do a lot of things in the U.S. Senate, and I have many plans,” while suggesting he could become a national leader on immigration policy.
“I’m not here to get my name in the paper,” he said. “I get that everyday, anyway.”
Arpaio, who has frequently talked about seeking higher office, said he decided to run as a “big supporter of President Trump” who would back the president wholeheartedly. He is entering a primary against Kelli Ward, a former state senator also running as a Trump ally.
Of course the left is all a flutter at the thought of another conservative in the senate, and is making every attempt to circle the wagons:
… Other Democrats used the Arpaio news to encourage donors to start giving to their own races. Former Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, a Democrat now seeking McSally’s Tucson-area seat, said in an email donors that Arpaio’s “hatred and intolerance have no place representing our great state.” The turnout group Voto Latino sent its own message to donors, saying that Arpaio should in “no way, shape or form be anywhere near our government.”
You almost have to laugh at the predictability of the liberal media on this.