Chad Willems

In this February 4, 2009, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio orders approximately 200 convicted illegal immigrants handcuffed together and moved into a separate area of Tent City for incarceration until their sentences are served and they are deported to their home countries. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Sep 1, 2017

Arpaio’s political future uncertain, pulls tricks from the past

Joe Arpaio is flirting with another campaign that will never happen, according to some political insiders, but he could still serve as an effective surrogate for rising conservative figures.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (AP Photo)
Nov 30, 2015

Former Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon may run against Arpaio

Former Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon is considering running against longtime Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Dec 19, 2014

Endangered species: Clean Elections continues its decline

With each election cycle since the end of matching funds, Clean Elections has become an exceedingly less potent force, a trend that led to near-record lows in both participation and success in Arizona’s public campaign funding system.

Mar 12, 2014

AG asked to investigate Sen. Murphy for campaign law violation

State elections officials asked the Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday to investigate allegations that Sen. Rick Murphy violated a campaign finance law.

Joe Arpaio
May 30, 2013

Deadline looms for recall bid against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

A group trying to oust the polarizing sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix faces a Thursday deadline for handing in voter signatures in an uphill battle to force a recall election.

In this April 3, 2012 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio listens in during a news conference in Phoenix. Sheriff Arpaio has been in office 20 years, mainly by being tough on crime and, more recently, illegal immigration. But the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America is in the middle of the most difficult re-election fight of his career, largely because those themes are being turned against him. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Mar 6, 2013

Arpaio recall group: Third of signatures gathered

Leaders of an effort to oust Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio say they've gathered a third of the signatures needed to force a recall election.

Aug 2, 2011

Capitol Quotes: July 29, 2011

This week’s most outstanding utterances, gibes and quips.

Oct 29, 2010

Arpaio splits with illegal-immigration group

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio severed his ties with an anti-illegal immigration group over a mass email that went out to thousands of people under his name.

Sep 10, 2010

Not the Common Sense News Network

Apparently, common sense isn’t required to be CNN’s senior political editor, as Mark Preston, the man who holds that title, fell hook, line and sinker for Joe Arpaio’s hype machine Sept. 8, when he unquestioningly reported on the network’s website that the sheriff “is not closing the door on a presidential run in 2012.” Really? […]

Aug 31, 2010

Arpaio snagged twice by legal barbs

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is no stranger to lawsuits - and he's not immune to losing them - yet his track record on legal battles during the past couple of weeks has been particularly poor.

Feb 15, 2010

Waring leads, but many undecideds in CD3

A recent poll that showed Jim Waring was leading the pack of contenders in Arizona Congressional District 3, but only 28 percent of those surveyed had decided who they plan to vote for.