Joe Arpaio's Stooge Mike Stauffer Still in Sheriff's Race, Rumors Aside

I figured as much, seeing that Stauffer had appeared at an ASU event on Wednesday of this week, and that his Twitter and Facebook accounts remained active. Also, Stauffer's pimp-ess DeeDee Blase continues to predict victory for Stauffer on her TucsonCitizen blog.

Blase put her piggybank where her mouth is during this period, donating a whopping $50 to the Stauffer campaign.

Meaning she may have to forgo this week's pedicure, unless her lawyer hubby wants to add a little to the hausfrau's allowance.

Overall, during his entire campaign, Stauffer has raised $8,793 in direct contributions.

That's not counting the $40,000 he loaned himself to pay for signature gatherers to get him on the ballot.

I'm sure this rumor spread so quickly in part due to wishful thinking by supporters of Democratic candidate for sheriff Paul Penzone.

In addition, Facebook and Twitter are, essentially, a worldwide, online game of "telephone." Rumor and fact are often taken to be one and the same.

Plus, Stauffer's not been much of a campaign presence, which also explains the efficacy of the rumor. Heck, Stauffer's web page probably had a spike in visitors just because of this error.

Hmmm...

Thing is, even if Stauffer were to "withdraw" his candidacy, it wouldn't make any difference. His name remains on the ballot, regardless, and people can still vote for him.

In fact, he may be the margin of victory for Arpaio Tuesday night. If so, he'll be the most reviled man in the county, and the butt of more jokes than Olivia Cortes.

Cortes was a dupe. Stauffer, Blase and Stauffer's puppetmaster West Kenyon won't have the luxury of cluelessness. They know exactly what they are doing, but persist, despite the potentially disastrous outcome.


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comrade
comrade

Hey, dirtysanchez that's why you were running last friday.

comrade
comrade

Probably the old fart arpayaso promised him a job if he played the "useful fool".

Fucking fuck face.

Guester
Guester

If only a documentary crew had been following the Stauffer campaign for the last year or so, that would be pretty fascinating to watch after the election. His "team" has the biggest collection of weirdos I have ever seen assembled in politics. It would be comedy gold to watch. Unfortunately his presence in this race is less than humorous. 

gerry_c
gerry_c

I supported Stauffer until he proved he was not serious about running.

dirtysanchez
dirtysanchez

this is a non issue. I've already voted for Joe. He got my vote because he keeps the mexicans nervous and on the run. and he makes their anchor babies cry, that's a nice bonus.

nojailforyou1
nojailforyou1

Thank you for taking the time to research this and setting the record straight.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

I like Stauffer both as a person and as a candidate, but his campaign is like the Titanic.

 

Slowly sinking (he received contributions totaling $425) and quickly vanishing (placing 4th in a poll of 4, placing behind undecided).

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

The Tequila Party employs Dee Dee Blase? Sure. All one of them: Dee Dee. 

bobunf
bobunf

Perhaps a new report is needed for Mike Stauffer's use: "Almost No Activity."

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

If Penzone loses to Arpaio by a number of votes that is equal to or less than the number of votes Stauffer receives, Mr. Stauffer should seriously consider leaving town for a good long time.  I wonder how his wilderness survival skills are.

 

Stauffer, maybe, just MAYBE, your intentions were good when you first stepped into the ring.  It's really too bad that your ego prevented you from keeping your eye on the prize: an Arpaio-free Maricopa County.

 

When you came in fourth in a three person poll, scoring slightly below "none of the above", what was it that you said to yourself that convinced you that you actually were in it to win it? 

 

The good news is:  Arpaio has spent more than $7 million on his campaign and he is still running scared.  And I am loving every well known life-long Republican who is stepping up, being counted and saying Joe Has Got to Go.  Arpaio has gotten almost no coverage on Sonoran Alliance - just two recent ads encouraging votes for Joe.  On the two ads, there are a total of 3 comments; 2 from me and one from a long-timer at S/A that simply says "Joe has done a great job for 20 years.  Why make a change?"  (To which I replied, "exactly what has he done that is great?") 

royalphoenix
royalphoenix

Sure are alot of crooked cops in this state.  peace

Truth_To_Power
Truth_To_Power

Besides Dee Dee Blase, Lou from "The Lou Show," Stauffer and West Kenyon (what country is HE from?), who else is voting for this dips hit? 

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

I think Mike Stauffer and Joel Fox might be related.

marcy
marcy

That Mike is running one serious campaign, a whole $70 spent in a month.   

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @gerry_c I haven't heard from you for quite a while gerry.

 

OSB is on his way out the door. I just know it.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @dirtysanchez And an even nicer bonus will be when the MCSO shurf is kicked to the curb like yesterday's trash and Paul Penzone is elected as the new MCSO shurf.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @wherewasi Joe must really be scared to spend his entire campaign war chest to try to win this election.

 

The Old Fool is desperate, and must be booted out come Tuesday.

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