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RobJohnson
11-08-2012, 05:28 AM
The self-proclaimed “America’s toughest sheriff” was re-elected to a sixth term yesterday in Arizona, defeating a retired police sergeant and overcoming opposition from Hispanic groups.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, 80, a Republican, was defiant as he addressed supporters last night, criticizing the media for portraying the race as close and sending a message to Hispanics and President Barack Obama that he won’t back down from his controversial immigration enforcement. He said he would run again in four years.

Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio attends the third day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Photographer: pencer Platt/Getty Images
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“I will continue to enforce all the laws, including illegal immigration,” he said. “Nothing changes.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-07/arizona-toughest-sheriff-arpaio-wins-after-hispanic-opposition.html

noonwitch
11-08-2012, 09:48 AM
I don't like him, but it's obvious that the people of Maricopa County like him.

txradioguy
11-08-2012, 10:18 AM
I don't like him, but it's obvious that the people of Maricopa County like him.

Yeah...*snort* God forbid they elect someone that actually enforces the law.

:rolleyes:

NJCardFan
11-08-2012, 12:21 PM
Yeah...*snort* God forbid they elect someone that actually enforces the law.

:rolleyes:

Yeah, we can't have any of that now can we.

Starbuck
11-08-2012, 12:27 PM
Go!, Sheriff Joe!
He speaks for so very many of us.:smile-new:

RobJohnson
11-08-2012, 12:31 PM
Yeah...*snort* God forbid they elect someone that actually enforces the law.

:rolleyes:


:rotfl:

Novaheart
11-08-2012, 01:06 PM
I want a Sheriff Joe T shirt.

txradioguy
11-08-2012, 01:10 PM
I want a Sheriff Joe T shirt.

He' be happy to give you one...how do you feel about pink with black stripes?

Novaheart
11-08-2012, 01:16 PM
He' be happy to give you one...how do you feel about pink with black stripes?

Now that, is amusing. Arizona is one of few states I have stayed overnight in that I have not broken a law in.

Janice
11-08-2012, 01:24 PM
I am so glad that I have supported his campaign. I dont live in Arizona but I would love to see this attitude catch on in other states too.

Elspeth
11-08-2012, 02:08 PM
Nice that Zero's Arizona witch hunt didn't affect the Sheriff's re-election.

Go Joe!

Zeus
11-08-2012, 05:16 PM
I knew ol' Joe been around for awhile The guy is looking and doing good for being 80 yrs old.