Sheriff Paul Babeu Raises More Than $127,000 in Two Weeks For Possible Congressional Campaign

Categories: Election 2012
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Sheriff Paul Babeu can raise some cash.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is often compared to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for several reasons -- his crusade against illegal immigrants, and love of TV cameras, to name a few.

There's another similarity: dude can raise cash.

Babeu announced last week that he's considering running for Congress. Since his announcement, he's raised more than $127,000.

Babeu announced this morning that his exploratory committee has raked in $127,135 in the two weeks the sheriff has been a potential candidate -- $120,000 of which can be used to fuel a primary campaign.

The Congressional 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. To win the seat he's seeking, however, Schweikert will have to face Congressman Ben Quayle -- who will likely seek the same seat -- in a GOP primary.

Babeu claims there have been calls for him to ditch the idea of running for Congress and run again for sheriff. To that, Babeu says "I hear you.  I love this job and I love Pinal County. I do not love Washington."

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Herrink
Herrink

In retrospect, Babeu's claim that he raised $127,135 by Nov 10th (17 days after he announced his exploratory committee) appears to be false.

In its 4th-quarter FEC report, the Paul for Congress Committee reported only $74,500 in itemized individual contributions and $2,500 in PAC money, which together sum to $77,000.  That leaves a shortfall of $50,135, which couldn't possibly be made up by the campaign's only other source of contributions, unitemized individual contributions, since it didn't receive that much in unitemized individual contributions in the whole quarter.

Lesson:  Don't believe what Babeu says.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Given his history, I wonder how Babeu feels about Sandusky and Paterno hiding the sex assaults on boys. Probably not good, I think.

Babeu
Babeu

Can any of that money be applied to your future criminal defense bill?

Baboon
Baboon

Babeu want your money, money. Babeu cares himself, his ego and his tv.

how about Babeu is using his volunteers young males giving them personal favors, is that ethical?

Jason
Jason

I wonder if the MCSO shurf has helped Little Joe Paul with his fundraising...

After all, the MCSO shurf is really good at raising cash!!

teknik1200
teknik1200

and running against Ben Quayle is going to be difficult?

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David Saint
David Saint

the only thing Ben has been good for is charging obscene amounts of money for speaking engagements...he has done nothing of substance. 

Babeu
Babeu

Tommy, I am sorry you are wrong on this one. Why do you think Paul moved to AZ. But now AZ is in Trouble. All I am going to say is everyone is too afraid of Paul to expose the truth.Paul makes me sick to my stomach and I get threatened by my family to shut my mouth or I will be sorry. And then on these blogs I get called names. Sometimes I wonder the risk I take doing this is my life. . I have gotten death threats, is that enough for you. That is how Paul feels.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

I doubt he feels any different than you or I about it...repulsed is a feeling that anyone of sound mind can conjur up regarding joe pat and sandusky.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

I also have a sister who is a tweeker.  It seems to be an epidemic.There is nothing you can do except learn to live in the shadow of your more accomplished and blessed sibling.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Ben who?

I got an email invitation the other day to attend a town hall Ben was going to be at.

I was too busy celebrating the legislative demise of Mister Pearce and couldn't make it...

boi
boi

Paul may think what Sandusky and Paterno did is good, because Babeu does the same with younger boys than him. We need to find out their ages. Babeu doesnt measure bad consecuences.

Thats exactly what babeu wants:  Your Money !, He will never care about America

Babeu
Babeu

Oh, now, you know how Paul feels about this, obviously you should be the spokeperson here for Paul Babeu. Is he paying you for this? You know nothing about him. Did you grow up with him? Why don't you name his 10 other siblings for me if you are so smart. You probably are not even aware he has them. Keep feeling for Paul,he likes that!! And, as far as you go, like I said, yourproductsucks!!!!!

Babeu
Babeu

Accomplished? Blessed? Try Paul is a accomplished liar and needs all the blessings he can get.

Jason
Jason

I think he's referring to U.S. Representative Ben Quayle...

Babeu
Babeu

You still have not answered my questions about naming the brothers and sisters. Because if you do, there is a story of abuse behind each and everyone of them. You would not be calling me Marsha. There is not a middle child syndrome in siblings of a 11. No matter how much you put me down and call names it does not change the sexual abuse and rapes I endured in my family. Sometimes I wonder why people like you get off calling names to other people. Know all the facts before you Judge or at least have the courage to put your real name out there to back up your nasty comments. Have a nice day Lucy  Babeu

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

You were obviously number 5 or 6 in the mix...you wear middle child syndrome on your sleave like a badge of honor.

Marha Marsha Marsha!!!

Babeu
Babeu

You asked me why I changed my post? I did so, because I am so sick of people like you calling me names when I was raped my whole childhood by my grandfather and nothing was done about it. I was raped by one of my brothers, and I am being threatened and harassed to shut up about it or I will be sorry. I was raped by a priest and being told to shut about about it and who cares. You say you cried when you hear about the boys being raped at Penn. But me, you call me a nobody, nasty, bitter, etc. It is one thing to be raped, but what is worse is to be intimitadated by people and called names. My rapes are well documented for 15years by counselors, which I go to every week..I am trying to stop the cylce in our large family. But it is difficult when I am the only one telling the truth. There is more than just me that things happen too in our family. I don't need your name calling. Sometimes you attack people and you don't even know who they are, your tongue is a weapon. I don't even know you, but if you knew anything about being raped. It is not easy to talk about and share. But, I do it to try to help others. Have a nice day. Lucy Babeu

Babeu
Babeu

Your name fits you well. You are the one that is nasty to everyone on here. And you wish I was a nobybody. The problem with you, if someone has a different opinion then you, you call them names. You are so immature.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

You come off bitter and nasty, all of which attacks your credibility.  You are a nobody sis. 

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Off topic, YPS. Have you read the grand jury report on the Sandusky/Paterno debacle at Penn State? If so, what are your thoughts?

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Tommy will ignore your ignorance out of pity, but I will not.  Read what he said.  He knew exactly who was being referenced. 

dumbass

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