Bombshell upends race to replace Flake
If you’re the Republican Party, this has disaster written all over it.
Joe Arpaio – the 85-year-old exMaricopa County sheriff – says he is running for the U.S. Senate.
“I am running for the U.S. Senate from the Great State of Arizona, for one unwavering reason: to support the agenda and policies of President Donald Trump in his mission to Make America Great Again,” he tweeted.
A guy who was Donald Trump before Donald Trump was Donald Trump says he’s ready to represent Arizona in Washington. In his dreams, anyway.
Arpaio couldn’t win re-election as sheriff in Republican-rich Maricopa County in 2016, when Donald Trump won Arizona. It seems doubtful that voters across the state will be running to the polls to send him to the Senate. Which gets me to my second point. If you’re the Democratic Party, the sun is surely shining upon you today.
Arpaio’s entry into the Senate race seems to boost Rep. Kyrsten Sinema’s chances of becoming Arizona’s next