Joe Arpaio Raises Millions Less Than Suggested

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So who gives money to this guy? Loads of out-of-state retirees

Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his campaign guru Chad Willems have done their best to suggest Arpaio has $6 million in the bank, ready to go for the sheriff's 2012 re-election campaign.

In September, Arizona Republic columnist E.J. Montini reported that, "Arpaio says that he has collected $6 million for his own re-election campaign."

And in a January 5th press release published on the right-wing Sonoran Alliance blog, Willems -- who ran ex-state Senator Russell Pearce's disastrous 2011 recall campaign -- relayed a similar message.

"Through December 31st of last year, the campaign has raised a record $6 million for a sixth four-year term as Sheriff of Arizona's most populous county," Willems gloated.

But the campaign finance report Arpaio filed on January 18 -- his first since late 2010 -- tells a different story. 

As of December 31, Arpaio had cash-on-hand of around $3.4 million. That's only about $600,000 more than the $2.8 million cash-on-hand Arpaio had as of the end of 2010.

During the time period the current report covers -- from November 23, 2010 to December 31, 2011 -- Arpaio had "total receipts" of $1,156,550.

So where does the $6 million figure come from? 

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MALCO.New.York
MALCO.New.York

Sooner or later he will get his... Right where it hurts the most!

Follower_of_the_ONE
Follower_of_the_ONE

In Pearce's case he could have had a couple of billion and he still would not have won.  Next thing you know the Supreme Court will make donations to the losers, like Arpiao, 100% tax deductable. 

I'd rather give my money to the man with the big diamond ring... He's my ticket to heaven and he talks to me! 

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

No surprise.  AARPaio misleads us all the time on many issues.  What should his campaign cash be any different?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Why do I always get the feeling that we have a shurf who thinks he is a used car salesman on Grand?

amadeus332
amadeus332

Joe Arpaio has his "SunCity BlueHaired LapDogs" that will spend their Soc.Sec. checks on their Idiot Sheriff Joe.

Car_del99
Car_del99

Maybe with the rest of the money he is buying properties in Honduras and takind Hendy with him...

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

Henderschott would vapor lock in the climate down there quickly. So that's not an option.

Jason
Jason

I'm going to say this one time and one time only:

Joe Arpaio is a fucking failure and a fucking disgrace. His sorry ass needs to be indicted and perp-walked. Now.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

You say the same thing every time you post on these arpaio threads.

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

Do you really believe that person under investigation like in the Sheriff's case should be given the option to retire and then drop the CRIMINAL  investigation? What kind of a judicial system is that?!

Jason
Jason

Is that why 12 people like what I've had to say about this disgraceful, hateful, evil old man that is SUPPOSED to be a sheriff but can't recall anything?

It seems to me that each and every time I point out the need for the Flaccid Failure to go, people eat it up. Gee I don't know why.  

Jonnyquest
Jonnyquest

I hear Olivia Cortes is endorsing Sheriff Joe. SI, SE PUEDE, JOE!!!

Tina
Tina

Sometimes I think nothing would surprise my any more. I often wonder how so many people can live with themselves.

Reeblite
Reeblite

unfortunately for joe, he's going nowhere, but down, if he even makes it to the next election.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

There is nothing unfortunate about it for him. It will put him in retirement, hopefully in Massachusetts, where he belongs. He can graze peacefully and wow all the blue hairs with his stories of Elvis and The French Connection, which will get better with each telling.

It will be VERY fortunate for us voters and taxpayers (not all taxpayers can or will vote).

Hopefully we will elect a sheriff who will actually pay attention to Maricopa County and concentrate on criminal activity HERE instead of schlepping to other states to sell his books or his political 'endorsement' to yet another loser like Mr. Perry.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Well, well, it appears that at least Sheriff Joke arPayaso's campaign manager knows how to read, and he has been busy reading Sun Tzu's "The Art of War".

Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.Sun Tzu (544 BC-496 BC)

Not Surprised
Not Surprised

For me, it was misleading.  For me, Arpaio and Willems LIED.

Not Surprised
Not Surprised

So Arpaio preys upon elderly citizens who can be easily manipulated and parted from their money, who would have thought? (sarcasm)

Time for Maricopa County voters to wake up and realize what this man is, and what this man is not. 

Arpaio is a predator who has gamed retirees and rich "benefactors" to keep him flush with money.  Arpaio suffers from narcissistic personality disorder, egocentrism, and publicity addiction.

Arpaio is not a professional law enforcement administrator.  His failure to properly manage the MCSO, along with his financial malfeasance, has cost Maricopa County taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars ... and Arpaio is still continuing to put US, not him, on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars more in liabilities.

It's time to stop Arpaio's sham upon retirees and Maricopa County's residents and taxpayers.

VOTE STAUFFER FOR SHERIFF 2012

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

This news certainly makes things more interesting. In light of this new information perhaps a legitimate contender will throw their hat in the ring and we can end the madness.

This could be a game changer like nothing we have already seen.

It becomes more obvious that the DoJ is attempting to bluff its way through to November. If there were any criminal consequence the DoJ would have already acted.

The best we can hope for is a Jerry Lewis to emerge from the ashes and snatch victory away from Arpaio in November.

Any takers out there?Tim Dorn? Phx PD's interim chief? Andy Hill? Don Schneidmiller? Dan Saban? Chad Snow?

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

" If there WERE any criminal consequence the DoJ  WOULD  have already acted."
You are somewhat familiar with the investigative process in general, are you not?  So can you imagine that the Feds have their criminal ducks in a row, ready to go when the time is j u s t  right? I for my part think they're chomping at the bit. You just wait.

Vic
Vic

Been waiting for this to come to light.  It was obvious that it was just another of Joe's fake
announcements, wishful thinking on his part.  Speaking of fake announcements, the media
here needs to ask him if he has the "truth" about the President's birth yet.  How's that goin
Joe?

wherewasi
wherewasi

The one I'm holding my breath waiting for is the one about how, after an extensive internal investigation, he has drawn the conclusion that his officers did nothing wrong in the "unfortunate situation' that occurred on December 16, 2011 in the 4th Avenue Jail booking room.

Tina
Tina

Here's another one from the 11-22-11 Ariz. Republic."

"The sheriff added that any effort to unseat him would need to be well funded.
"I've raused $6 million" Arpaio said. "I'll probably go out and raise another $6 million."

teknik1200
teknik1200

can we go in a class action lawsuit against these donors to help pay for jho's colossal waste of cash?

gregg r
gregg r

its too bad they dont charge fat ass for tall the money he spends in court.  Joe apario, fat ass son of a blue-bell bitch should pay his own way.

Truth to Power
Truth to Power

So Arpaio is bankrolled by people who don't pay the taxes that pay his lawsuit losses, waste, fraud and abuse, and P.R. machine? 

I guess Arpaio really DOESN'T work for us. 

Jenna
Jenna

Hmmmmmmm...............The donations do not equal Maricopa County voters. So, all Joe's lying bluster may actually come to an end.

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