BEG YOUR PARDON?

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.”