Pinal County supervisors are delaying their vote until next month on the controversial reclassification plan of Sheriff Paul Babeu.Read More »
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and his ex-beau won’t be facing criminal charges for actions related to their breakup that eventually doomed the sheriff’s congressional hopes, the Attorney General’s Office reported.Read More »
Paul Babeu is dropping out of the race for Arizona's 4th Congressional District and will instead run for re-election as Pinal County sheriff.Read More »
In the first interview he has given to an LGBT media outlet since publicly announcing he is gay, Babeu told the Washington Blade newspaper this week that he will support a variety of pro-gay measures in Congress that will no doubt set him at odds with conservative Republican voters.Read More »
Babeu’s support across CD4, but specifically in Pinal County, has nosedived in the wake of the various allegations made against him in recent weeks, according to a poll conducted yesterday by a veteran pollster and provided on the condition of anonymity.Read More »
A week ago, consultant Chuck Coughlin advised that the Babeu camp would be wise “to hire somebody” to “start chasing” the media around, and the Babeu campaign has done just that.Read More »
A few days ago, the Yavapai Tea Party gathered at a church in rural Arizona to discuss the all-too-familiar topic of illegal immigration. Among the conservative, mostly over-55 crowd, it is a subject seen in black and white. Build a fence, add agents, reject amnesty — period. And so it was all the more striking when, off to the side in a room with "Jesus Loves Us!!" written on a chalkboard, the conversation turned to the subject on everyone's mind, if not the agenda: The conservative Arizona sheriff and Republican candidate for Congress who less than a week earlier had admitted to reporters, his constituents — indeed to the world — that he is gay.Read More »
If embattled Sheriff Paul Babeu was a rank-and-file employee he likely would have faced discipline for sending a text message identifying himself as a law-enforcement officer and emailing nude photos of himself to a potential sex partner.Read More »
The act of sending out sexually suggestive photos via the Internet ended the political careers of two New York congressmen last year. But while many questioned his judgment, outrage involving Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu’s similar actions was mostly muted at the state Capitol. So far, no Republican or Democratic lawmakers have called for his resignation.Read More »
Attorneys for the ex-boyfriend of Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu proclaimed their client’s innocence today, saying he never hacked into the lawman’s campaign websites.
Adnan Horan, attorney for Jose Orozco, a Mexican citizen who claimed in a news article that Babeu threatened him with deportation after their relationship disintegrated, held a news conference announcing Orozco’s denial of any wrongdoing, but Orozco was absent and Horan answered few questions.