From the National Journal's "Hotline On Call" -
Controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is calling top Republicans in Arizona, soliciting advice over a possible Senate run, according to sources.If I had to bet, I'd bet that this is just a tease. Every four years, Arpaio teases about running for governor, but he doesn't go through with it. This just gets him some cheap media coverage.
Arpaio, best known for his hard line against illegal immigrants, his constant battles with the Justice Department over immigration sweeps and his forcing county inmates to wear pink underwear, is expressing at least initial interest in running for the seat that will be vacated by Sen. Jon Kyl (R) next year.
However, next year's ballot will include an open Senate seat (Kyl's), an open Congressional seat (the new one after redistricting), eight redistricted Congressional seats, and 90 redistricted legislative seats.
*Anything* could happen.