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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he's running for Senate in Arizona to support Trump's agenda

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he's running for Senate in Arizona to support Trump's agenda

It had seemed as if Joe Arpaio’s political career was over.

In November 2016, after more than two decades of winning elections as sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., he was defeated handily by a Democrat. Then, in July of last year, he was convicted of criminal contempt for violating a federal court order to stop racially profiling Latinos.

But President Trump offered him a pass, pardoning Arpaio in August.

Now, the 85-year-old Arpaio is back — and wants to head to Congress.

On Tuesday, Arpaio announced he would seek the Arizona Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. Arpaio enters a crowded Republican field and is likely to face a barrage of...

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