Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu Considering Congressional Run

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Congressman Paul Babeu?
After months of speculation that Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu planned on seeking higher office, he announced this morning that he's considering running for Congress.

"I believe the real deficit in Washington is one of leadership," Babeu says in a statement issued this morning. "Almost three years after the 800 billion dollar stimulus disaster, nearly one in ten Americans is unemployed. In some of our communities, that number is more than double. Meanwhile we have a 14 trillion dollar national debt, with budgets in the red as far as the eye can see."

The seat Babeu's got his eye on doesn't even exist yet -- it's what would be Arizona's Fourth Congressional District, as it's been proposed by the Congressional Redistricting Committee.

The proposed district includes parts of six current districts and covers the northern part of Pinal County, stretching into western Arizona.

Congressman David Schweikert currently lives in what would be District Four, but has said he plans to run for a different seat that includes Scottsdale and Paradise Valley.

Babeu, who's often compared to a younger version of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio because of his constant crowing about illegal immigration, is already making the problems at the border a focus of his potential campaign.

"Arizona is ground zero in the fight against drug and human smuggling," Babeu says. "Rather than secure our border and enforce the law, what did we see from our Federal government? Signs in my county warning Americans to stay away, because the cartels were in control; a lawsuit against the people of Arizona; a declaration that the border is more secure than ever. Meanwhile, 400,000 people unlawfully enter our state every year, tens of thousands with criminal records, some from nations that sponsor terrorism."

Babeu plans to make a final decision about whether he'll run early next year.

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Sweargen
Sweargen

"The truth doesn't sell. It is high in supply, but little in demand."                                                               -- Eric Schaub

ChuckFarley
ChuckFarley

Babeu for Congress!!??Talk about youregotist. Will he stop at nothing to build himself up in the eyes of the public? Watching his initial video on the formation of a committee to study his bid for congress I noted that he referred to his "4" years as a sheriff. Excuse me, but by my count he hasn't completed 3 yet. On the other hand, he did the same thing when he ran for sheriff and referred to his "5" years with Chandler PD. Apparantely that time included his time in the academy and a couple of years during which he was activated and working on the border.   Every time he talks about transparancy in government I picture a clear glass with very murky contents.  Of course ya gotta admit, as a politician and self promoter he has surpassed good ol' Joe's Record in just three years. Unfortunately, I predict that the voting puplic will love this guy. He has been able to hit on hot issues, twisting the emotional strings, and telling them what they want to hear.Video link:http://www.sheriffpaul.com/

Perfect politician: ya can't beat the truth out of him with a stick.  Will Pinal County miss him?  I think not.

Shari Gilberto
Shari Gilberto

I live in southern California and understand that contempt for the law is America's undoing. No one is against LEGAL immigration, but subverting the law is contemptuous at best. STOP attempting to make a case for ALL Hispanics! The fact that Mexico WILL not tolerate law breakers, but what? America is a FREE for all is ok? Please Sheriff Paul, run for Congress!!! 

Martin Pont
Martin Pont

RUN !!! We need more sheriffs like you nas JOE !!!

Jamesgonefishing
Jamesgonefishing

You would be a positive force in washington    please take on that job.Thanks,Jim

Twbhhc
Twbhhc

Paul Babeu is the man. Tells it like it is. Other congressman hide behind others to solve problems, Paul will fight it head on. 

guest
guest

I bet the Sheriffs that appeared with Babeu last week, feel used.  The photos in this event will ultimately be used to suggest all Arizona Sheriffs support Babeu.  The Cochise Sheriff must feel like a used condom. 

Car_del99
Car_del99

Is this the punch line to some joke ?

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

He has a better shot at taking the open seat than any democrat running. It should be interesting to see who else will throw their hat in the ring.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Typical Fog Horn Leghorn...he knows all the sound bites but he has no answers.   He's definitely qualified to be a Congressman.   He's a professional liar and talks a lot without making much sense.   He just wants his piece of the pie and wants to go see the Washington tailor to get his pockets lined.    You go Paul...far away.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

His political biography is very interesting. He has a history of being elected for ONE term and then NOT being re-elected. Makes one wonder why that might be, eh?

Eleanor
Eleanor

Interesting story.  This fool, Pablo Baboso, should leave politics.  I wonder what his sister, Lucy, thinks about this.  Gonna have to ask her.........

85014
85014

Sarah Palin will not be pleased since I expect her to run for Congress. Babue versus Palin - the Stupid never Stops tour

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Wouldn't it be great if Babeu and the Flaccid Fool of MSCO would just concentrate on doing the job they were hired to do? Imagine what great agencies the two departments might actually be with adult leadership....

Jason
Jason

Shurf Paul is a corrupt imbecile and should not even consider a run for Congress.

He would be as big a disaster as the Flaccid Fool of MCSO as a U.S. Senator. President Obama would have to go into hiding. Oh wait, then again, Shurf Paul is already as big a disaster as the MCSO shurf.

Paul, do us all a favor: Resign from PCSO and hang your head in shame. You are too corrupt to actually do your job the way it's supposed to be done. First, you support Puroll in the Vekol Valley disaster. Then, you whitewash the Hendy/Black/Fox "investigation" and wipe the Senile Spinmaster's ass. What's next?

Guest23
Guest23

So what... I imagine some people are typing on small smarphone keypads and unless you are registered with disqus there is no editing functions on the mobile version. If you have big fingers than typos are going to happen as well as the fact that my thoughts are moving at a faster pace than i can type on a miniature keypad. If this is the biggest complaint you have considering it goes on in every forum on the net than you need to get a life.

Guest
Guest

Paul babeu as a lier politician is awesome. Paul babeu was my lover, he most the time lied and cheated, and abused using his position. right " honorable accontable and honest sheriff "  ?

Deanna
Deanna

I grew up in Carson which is in southern Calif. I often heard people complain about illegals.Although I do agree it does cost our nation when a women comes in pregnant and her child become legal and our country pays all the medical bills. The big cost is the school system instead of focusing on teaching the children English our national language. they are being taught in their own language. Now if we live say in France and send our child to school that child would be talk only in the language of that country. There many different examples of how illegals cost our nation money. But, as far as illegals taking jobs away. No, most illegals take jobs no one else wants. They are usually paid less, and live in fear of deportation. Where I grew up one home may house two or three families all pulling their resources together. More importantly we all need to remember just because we don't all speak the same language we all are human and need to treat one another with kindness.

Deanna
Deanna

I agreed with you. It would greatly improve our nation if the people who are in power to make the type of changes Sheriff Paul speak about would listen to him. I truly believe great Presidents are created by receiving good advice and having people of integrity working for them. Just like good business people, they must have the right people in the right place. People in power should not only have people who agree with them. That was why I was impressed with Obama when he became President. But, I am greatly disappointed now.

aqui
aqui

paul babeu nick name on adam4adam.com was studboi1.  if he doesnt hide, he should come out and tell who he really is, a lier, behind his smile. politicias are liers

Jason
Jason

How's his home city of North Adams, MA sound? I hear he got into some trouble with the law up there. Don't know if it's true.  

"You go Paul...far away."

Jason
Jason

"He has a history of being elected for 1 term and then NOT being re-elected. Makes one wonder why that might be, eh?"

Yes indeed. At this point in time I doubt that the Bald Bunion will have a chance of winning a U.S. House of Representatives seat. He is too corrupt to actually gain support, let alone win a nomination, a primary election and a general election.

Babeu
Babeu

I agree with you 100 percent!!!!!! Keep blogging, and don't even respond to yourproductsucks, he thinks he runs ever article on here. If you notice, he goes back and forth with everyone. He is a coward that hides behind his screen name and he must know Paul well with the word sucks in it.  Keep up the great blogging. Lucy Babeu

LaEme
LaEme

Mr. Richardson please don't be so harsh--you are just a Demo-tarb shill. 

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

The same could be said about lieutenant Stauffer...If we meted out criticism equally and impartially.

Not Impressed with these boys
Not Impressed with these boys

It would be great if they would only focus on their jobs....do you really think that could ever happen with these two media whores?  I don't. 

Pablo
Pablo

are you paul's ex

Reggie VV
Reggie VV

He will be perfect.  Corrupt imbeciles are the coin of the realm in Arizona currently.  Trent Franks "represents" much of the area now, with Phyllis Schlafly and Grover Norquist as his role models. What ever happened to the call for term limits in Congress, or the call for "up or down" votes in the Senate.  Two faced right wing hypocrites.

Matt
Matt

I am greatly disappointed with paul babeu!!! He wants fame, but he know he is going to be a shame for Arizona and for Gays

Deanna
Deanna

Jason, I just heard Sheriff Paul on Fox News and was very impressed with what he had to say. I understand many people say one thing and do another. It is a question of integrity. Are you saying he is not a man of his word?

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

He was molested as a child.  Could that be what you are talking about?

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Looks like a pattern of what comes out of Massachusetts if you ask me.

I heard you were dishonorably discharged from the army, although I don't know if it's true.

Debra992
Debra992

Lucy, if you are really Pauls sister, you are a horrible person and an even worse sister. You say his personal life is your business, but it isn't. If he is gay I understand why he would want to keep it to himself. There are a lot of ignorant, closed minded people in this world who would let his sexuality cloud there judgement of him. It is after all his personal life. Would you be happy if people asked you how many times a day, or with whom you had sex? That is very private information and has no place in politics.

Guest23
Guest23

Heh, your reading comprehension sucks. The article mentions babeu as being like a young arpaio so any discussion relating to both would be relevant to the discussion.

Stauffer is not mentioned whatsoever but since you have a hardon for the guy it is no surprise you bring Stauffer up again.

Jason
Jason

I agree. Both moronic imbeciles (the MCSO and PCSO shurfs) need to be booted out. Now.

Jason
Jason

"Whatever happened to the call for term limits in Congress?"

That'll only happen with an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which you know will never pass the corrupt Congress we currently have.

Kurt
Kurt

I dare you Deanna, that Paul Babeu is not a man of his words. there are some facts you dont wana see because paul babeu career as politician would be a disaster more than it is now.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

["The DeSisto School's reputation was mixed. The school usedcontroversial therapeutic methods and had been sued for allegedabuse by staff members, some of whom were convicted of crimes."]

I think this might be what Jason is referring to. Seems there was a criminal investigation and Babeu was on the wrong side of the investigation, but I don't know and can't validate any outcome, so it's strictly conjecture..

Guest23
Guest23

I have found that most intelligent people verify rumors before spouting them off in public but it shouldnt surprise me an officer in the mcso would act as you do here.

So it is worth your integrity to spout lies without verification and possibly ruin another persons life?

Jason
Jason

Nope. I was not dishonorably discharged from the Army.

Eleanor
Eleanor

Once a cop I believe you always maintain that mentality.  Mr. Collins I doubt times have changed that much when it comes to being a peace officer and criminals as to the long ago you elude to. 

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I like to read what Mr. Richardson offers. Don't always agree with it, however, but then I don't agree with pretty much anyone, including myself, some of the time... If the worst I'm ever called is a 'tool' I'm good with that, but thanks for the clarification. As a peace officer I'm sure you understand (from what little I can possibly remember from those days so long ago gone by).

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Although it reads as such, I was not calling you a tool. My apologies.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

An interesting read. Thanks for the link.  I don't see the negativity you allude to.  

It is ironic that Richardson is quoted as an anti Babeau advocate.  Remember when I said you reminded me of Richardson?  That guy is a complete tool.

Babeu
Babeu

Debra, you have no idea who Paul is, I have 3 other sisters beside me and Paul hides the fact that we have all been raped by his brothers. One of my brothers Peter, he brought to St.Louis with him to get his award for Sheriff of the year award. Peter raped two of my sisters, and a niece. Paul, lets a know rapist brother John, who raped 6 of us in the family and he beat my mother all the time, when we were younger, visit him in Pinal County. Not only is he exposed to your community as a rapist, but my poor mother, who has Alzheimers, should not have to ever see him  Paul and my family threaten me if I talk about all the rapes in our family.  My grandfather raped me since the age of 4 along  with my 2 sisters. My father has threaten to kill me if  I mention any of these family secrets. Paul sexuality is out of control. When he was in MA, he had to leave his job as Executive Director of DeSisto, which is a school in the Berkshires in 2001 to run for Mayor. Paul brought home with him, one of the student to live with him as a boyfriend. He also had a couple other boyfriends on the side. I do not believe my brother should go with underage boys, especially when he was their teacher. He moved to AZ to get away from  this catching up to him. It did not stop there. It continued in AZ. So, Debra992, I am all for Gay people's rights, I just can't stand molesters like my brother Paul. There is a big difference.  I met the guy, and I hate to admit , I am his sister, Lucy  Babeu        Debra I am sorry to say Paul takes a oath to protect and serve and is not doing that. I am not horrible. What happened to me was, and what is more horrible is that people like you get on here and write stuff you know nothing about. Trying growing up in the family I did. It was a absolute nightmare. Ask Paul what his brother John did to him since you know him so well. You will find out what the word horrible means. Lucy Babeu

Eleanor
Eleanor

You are right.....it's not about Arpaio either

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

It's not about arpaio either but you didn't correct that.

Jason
Jason

I would like to see a term limitation amendment to the Arizona Constitution AND the U.S. Constitution.

We need fresh faces in government. People like McCain, who've spent 30 or more years on Capitol Hill, need to be replaced.

It's time the government started listening to the people. If you like my idea of an amendment to the U.S. and Arizona Constitutions, please let me know.

Delawarewc
Delawarewc

Jason, the AZGP, are standing behind the term Limitation of everyone in AZ which will include Trent Franks of formally CD2. In the map of today, that would be CD8. I am William Crum of the AZGP and we want the term limitation.

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