Arizona: Joe Arpaio Seeks Reelection As County Sheriff

The Washington Post reports:

Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff from Arizona who was pardoned by President Trump for criminal contempt of court and subsequently fell short in a Republican bid for a U.S. Senate seat, announced Sunday that he is seeking reelection to his old job.

“On this day, August 25, 2019, after consultation and approval from my wife of 61 years, Ava, I have decided to run to be reelected Sheriff,” Arpaio said. “Watch out world! We are back!”

Arpaio noted that his announcement date coincided with his wife’s birthday and the two-year anniversary of Trump’s pardoning him for what he called “a scurrilous misdemeanor contempt charge filed by President Obama’s administration.”