Joe Arpaio ‘seriously, seriously’ considering running for Senate

Joe Arpaio ‘seriously, seriously’ considering running for Senate

[Ed. – Sheriff Joe]

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he’s “seriously” considering a run for U.S. Senate in 2018, throwing cold water on rumors the outspoken lawman who was pardoned by President Trump earlier this year will run for Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.)’s seat.

Arpaio told The Daily Beast on Thursday that he is actively looking at the possibility of running for the seat currently held by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who is retiring in January.

“I am seriously, seriously, seriously considering running for the U.S. Senate,” Arpaio said, “not the congressman’s seat.”

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Arpaio’s comments followed Franks’s announcement Thursday that he would resign his House seat after the House Ethics Committee said it would investigate his comments about surrogacy with female staffers.

“Due to my familiarity and experience with the process of surrogacy, I clearly became insensitive as to how the discussion of such an intensely personal topic might affect others,” Franks said in a statement Wednesday. “I deeply regret that my discussion of this option and process in the workplace caused distress.”

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