Matt Salmon, Question-Dodging Congressional Candidate, Leads District 6 Race, According to Poll

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Matt Salmon: "I don't think [Joe Arpaio's] playing with a full deck."
We think we've figured out why Congressional candidate Matt Salmon refuses to explain his newfound love for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Salmon's leading the polls -- why bother?

Salmon's campaign today issued a press release claiming Salmon leads his two GOP opponents in the District 6 Congressional primary by at least 30 points -- although, 47 percent of those polled are undecided.

According to the poll, conducted by Arizona-based polling firm Arizona Opinion, former Congressman Salmon leads his opponents with 38.3 percent of the vote. The poll's silver medalist is former Arizona House Speaker Kirk Adams with 8.3 percent, followed by former state Senator Chuck Gray with 6.5 percent. Again, 47 percent of those polled are undecided.

According to the poll, 92 percent of those polled say they definitely plan to vote in next year's primary.

In his release, Salmon continues to tout the endorsement he received from Arpaio. As we've mentioned in several prior posts, until now -- when he's running for office and needs the endorsement of the powerful sheriff -- Salmon's been no fan of Arpaio's.

The pair, despite both being Republicans, have been political enemies since Arpaio cozied up to former Governor Janet Napolitano when Salmon ran against her in the 2002 governor's race.

Salmon even chaired the campaign of W. Steve Martin when he challenged Arpaio in the 2004 sheriff's race.

As recently as 2005, Salmon's bashed the sheriff, saying, "I don't respect [Arpaio]. I don't think he's playing with a full deck."

In 2003, when asked about Arpaio, Salmon said, "Do I care for Arpaio? Do I like him? No."

He then compared him to Mayberry's bumbling top deputy, Barney Fife.

See more Arpaio bashing -- courtesy of Salmon -- here.

However, now that he's running for office and could use the sheriff -- and his tough talk on immigration -- to his advantage, Salmon says the following about Arpaio:

"Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been a tireless advocate for the safety of Maricopa County citizens for almost two decades," Salmon says -- now that he's running for Congress. "He understands how important it is to protect our national borders against illegal immigration and he knows I will make that a top priority in Washington. I am grateful for his confidence in my ability to represent the best interests of our communities."

Again, that statement comes after Salmon's said he has no respect for Arpaio, doesn't like Arpaio, says Arpaio's not "playing with a full deck," and comparing the sheriff to TV's Barney Fife.

Take our online poll about whether Salmon's cowered to Arizona politics -- and Arpaio -- here,

Salmon's campaign spokesman Adam Deguire has refused to respond to New Times' multiple requests for an explanation of the switcheroo.

If you'd also like an explanation as to why a Congressional candidate, who once said he had no respect for Joe Arpaio, would now refer to the sheriff as a "tireless advocate for the safety of Maricopa County citizens for almost two decades" now that he's running for Congress, e-mail Deguire at Adam@SalmonforCongress.com. 
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Lily Pad2713
Lily Pad2713

This to inform you of a person living and working in the United States illegally. The names that this person assumes are as follows: Gabriela Sanchez (her niece), Karla P. Durazo (her aunt), Patty Durazo (her sister),Julieta Sanchez (her aunt), Patty Sanchez (her sister/her niece) Rocio Sanchez (her sister), Mayra Viramontes (her cousin), Karen Durazo (her cousin),Kenya Durazo (hercousin), Karina Sanchez (her cousin).All of the names assumed by her can be substantiated through her facebook account which is under the name Gabby Sanchez.Her Employer is: Dr. Larry Stark   3201 W. Peoria Ave # A-100   Phoenix, AZ 85029Her assumed Social Security # is her Aunt's Soc. Sec. # 611-32-7757 (Karla P. Durazo) who actually lives in California.She drives a pathfinder with AZ lic. # AHT4587 Her address is: 2220 W. Mission Ln. #1095 (which is in Larry Starks name /  Phoenix, AZ 85017    co-signed for)  SRP Acct # 919-863-000    (which is in Larry Starks name)Her Phone # 602-628-3116   (which is in Larry Starks name)Family Assistance Administration Case # 00564738 (Gabriela Sanchez)Dental work provided under the name Patty Sanchez. And full medical (BCBS)is paid for by Larry StarkHer sons name is Carlos Flores-Sanchez and he graduated from Cortez High School.She was raised by her Grandmother who was a whore in Mexico. This young woman makes it easier for other illegals to obtain medications includingnarcotics and evade citizenship tests through the Doctors office that she works in.Also supplying them with false identification and documentation. I am very concerned about the illegal activities (Document Fraud, Identity Theft, Conducting crimes in America) that she is involved in. Please address the above issues as soon as possible.

Concerned Citizen 

Kitsugab
Kitsugab

This to inform you of a person living and working in the United States illegally. The names that this person assumes are as follows: Gabriela Sanchez (her niece), Karla P. Durazo (her aunt), Patty Durazo (her sister),Julieta Sanchez (her aunt), Patty Sanchez (her sister/her niece) Rocio Sanchez (her sister), Mayra Viramontes (her cousin), Karen Durazo (her cousin),Kenya Durazo (hercousin), Karina Sanchez (her cousin).All of the names assumed by her can be substantiated through her facebook account which is under the name Gabby Sanchez.Her Employer is: Dr. Larry Stark   3201 W. Peoria Ave # A-100   Phoenix, AZ 85029Her assumed Social Security # is her Aunt's Soc. Sec. # 611-32-7757 (Karla P. Durazo) who actually lives in California.She drives a pathfinder with AZ lic. # AHT4587 Her address is: 2220 W. Mission Ln. #1095 (which is in Larry Starks name /  Phoenix, AZ 85017    co-signed for)  SRP Acct # 919-863-000    (which is in Larry Starks name)Her Phone # 602-628-3116   (which is in Larry Starks name)Family Assistance Administration Case # 00564738 (Gabriela Sanchez)Dental work provided under the name Patty Sanchez. And full medical (BCBS)is paid for by Larry StarkHer sons name is Carlos Flores-Sanchez and he graduated from Cortez High School.She was raised by her Grandmother who was a whore in Mexico. This young woman makes it easier for other illegals to obtain medications includingnarcotics and evade citizenship tests through the Doctors office that she works in.Also supplying them with false identification and documentation. I am very concerned about the illegal activities (Document Fraud, Identity Theft, Conducting crimes in America) that she is involved in. Please address the above issues as soon as possible.

Concerned Citizen 

Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

Voting for republicans and democrats has gotten this country into its current situation ( wars in 3 countrys on 2 continents, flat broke, high un-employment) so wth, keep voting for these failed political parties. Matt Salmon is not a smart person by any stretch. peace

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Arpaio (who oddly enough changed his political affiliation from Democrat to Republican just prior to running for Sheriff in 1994) backed the Democratic candidate Janet Napolitano the year Matt Salmon was running on the Republican ticket.  It is not puzzling that he had sour grapes back then towards Arpaio who's endorsement of Nappy certainly cost Salmon a very close election.  

Gaining Arpaio's endorsement this year is somewhat puzzling to me as I don't think it matters for Salmon's success.  It does nothing for the dem's, who wouldn't be voting for him anyway, and so him answering the dem's rag's question is a moot point.  Get over yourself King, no one cares what you think.

Jason
Jason

Arpaio backed Napolitano because while she was AZ US Attorney, she covered his fat corrupt ass from a DOJ investigation into his gulag archipelago after the wrongful death of Scott Norberg and Mike Manning helped the family score a $8.5 million settlement.

Eleanor
Eleanor

" Get over yourself King, no one cares what you think."

Speak for yourself. If you don't care what he thinks don't read what he writes because those words come from that brain of his that he thinks with.

James, I don't know if I care of don't care what you think but I like the way you write and enjoy reading your thoughts. 

James King
James King

Thank you, Eleanor. It's not what I think that matters. It's the fact that a guy who wants to represent the rest of us -- on our dime -- refuses to answer legitimate questions. If Salmon's forgiven Arpaio, that's great, and I'd love to get the details and find out why. But he refuses to talk about it, which leads me to the conclusion that he's ashamed that he has to swallow his pride and buddy up to a corrupt -- but powerful -- politician just to get elected. That, to me, is despicable. More despicable is the fact that he refuses to talk about it. Send Adam an email -- he's taken me off the campaign's email list ever since I decided to do my job and ask questions.

Eleanor
Eleanor

James, I know it isn't about what you think or don't think but you do write about things that are important.  Some people just don't get how much corruption there is in politics.  When you have people who are flip flopping (and I do wish you would post a flip flopping salmon next to this guys picture) and who don't offer an explanation even though that is what the people want and deserve, well then, the first thing we need to be looking at is why the drastic change?

As for Salmon's campaign taking you off their list or even their lack of any type of response means they are probably hiding something. 

It goes back to that bullshit they call transparency....it is only useful to them when they need it or like to say the word...when it comes to the public and what they want and should know there is no true  transparency.  Just ask the city of tempe why they continue to censor the truth from the public.  They don't want people to know the truth they want to maintain the status quo.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Two kinds of women- those who are medicated and those who need to be.  Which category do you fit in?

Eleanor
Eleanor

Well in response to your question.....it depends on what time of the month it is...........

Richard Grayson
Richard Grayson

This is incredibly offensive, misogynistic and sexist.  Really, this is 2011.

Bnbk
Bnbk

By the way,Salmon is just another political whore, just in the game for himself.Tough on illegal immigration,Bullshit. Salmon is another crooked politician that is in the pocket of CCA. Not one of these politicians are interested in solving this problems. The more illegal immigrants that are apprehended the more money for CCA.THE PEOPLE ARE ON TO YOU CROOKS ! The solution is simple,take away the job magnet,(prosecute law breaking employers),but no that would cut in to CCA profits.

Bnbk
Bnbk

No,you are wrong! There is two kinds of women,those who are educated & those who follow the bull that the extreme right repugnant party spews. Your remarks are extremely sexist,but what else is to be expected from a tea bagger zombie. Hero RuSSell will be defeated & you tea baggers can't stand it.

Vic
Vic

Another Mesa High and BYU grad.  Success trumps honor and honesty.

Vic
Vic

I better clarify my above comment.  I shouldn't have generalized so much. I will support and be voting for our rep, Jeff Flake, another BYU grad butFlake has proven he is his own man, is honest and a rare Az politician, Mormon and non Mormon.   Flake votes with smart reasoning and for what he feels is best for the people whether Az GOP likes it or not.

Getalife
Getalife

Flake...You mean the guy who didn't honor his term-limit pledge? We couldn't be talking about the same guy. The Flake I know didn't honor his pledge because he was doing what was best for himself, not the district!

Eleanor
Eleanor

Politicians have forgotten that they are supposed to answer to the people. They talk all this  transparency bullshit but they don't play by that same game.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Republican or Democrat, they're all the same.    At this level they're criminals in training, striving for the big time.   So, why bother answering anything?    Most of the people don't listen or pay enough attention to what they say or if they lie to our faces.    Politicians are one of the lower classes in society anyway.

Roro
Roro

Politics makes strange bedfellows (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more.)

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

It is appears this guy, Salmon, is nothing more that the typical Arizona Republican concubine. No reason to vote for him.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Be honest, you weren't voting for him anyway, he has the wrong letter behind his name.

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