Thursday, February 10, 2011

The musical theme for the race to replace Jon Kyl: Yakety Sax

Add another to the list of folks considering a run for AZ-Sen...and I could have chosen "Send In The Clowns," but anybody who has ever seen Benny Hill smiles when they hear the strains of Boots Randolph's classic...and I wanted to smile...

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.

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.
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.

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.

1 comment:

Thane Eichenauer said...

I am all for Joe Arpaio running for US Senate. One could hope that if he runs he would resign from being sheriff and then the county would have a real opportunity to reduce the number of wrongful death payments they make to the client of Michael Manning.