Sheriff Joe Arpaio Running for Senate

Months after being pardoned by President Trump, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced Tuesday that he will run for U.S. Senate. The 85-year-old combative lawman now becomes the most high-profile Republican to mount a run for a retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake’s seat. Arpaio was convicted of ignoring a federal court order in a racial-profiling case and sentenced to jail time; but Trump, a friend and supporter of the firebrand sheriff, pardoned him over the summer. “I have a lot to offer. I’m a big supporter of President Trump,” Arpaio told the Washington Examiner. “I’m going to have to work hard; you don’t take anything for granted. But I would not being doing this if I thought that I could not win. I’m not here to get my name in the paper, I get that everyday, anyway.”