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Joe Arpaio far ahead of challengers in fundraising

Incumbent Joe Arpaio remains far ahead of three other candidates in fundraising for the Maricopa County sheriff’s race.

The Republican sheriff raised $625,000 from June 1 through Aug. 8 and had $4.1 million in his re-election campaign fund at the end of the period. Democrat Paul Penzone raised $89,000 during that time and finished with $72,000 left over.

Independent Mike Stauffer’s campaign says it had raised $1,640 and had $852 remaining at the end of the period.

Democrat John Rowan had $3,645 in contributions and had $1,843 at the period’s end.

Arpaio is seeking a sixth term as sheriff.

Arpaio has received numerous donations from people living outside Arizona.

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