Sheriff Paul Babeu: "It's Time For a New Sheriff in Washington." Announces He'll Run For Congress

Categories: Election 2012
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Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu: proud member of the "build the dang fence" club.
It seemed like only a matter of time, but Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu announced this morning that he'll run for Congress in Arizona's Fourth Congressional District.

"The American people are sounding a giant 911 call on Washington," Babeu says. "And I'm responding."

In a press release issued this morning, Babeu regurgitated the standard GOP talking points -- the economy sucks, let's close the border, etc.

"Right now, the biggest threats facing our country are from Washington," he says. "We have record debt and deficit spending, the biggest intergenerational theft in the history of the world. We have a system that punishes job creators and leaves many millions unemployed. We have an unsecured border that allows the drug cartels to operate freely in our country, and results in 400,000 illegal crossings into our state every year."

Arizona's CD-4 is one of the larger districts formed by Arizona's Independent Redistricting Committee. It includes most of Mohave and Yavapai counties and some outlying parts of the metro Phoenix area.

Congressman David Schweikert currently lives in the District, but he's expected to run in the right-leaning Ninth District, where he'll likely face Congressman Ben Quayle in a GOP primary.

State Senator Ron Gould also has expressed interest in running for the CD-4 seat, and there are rumblings that Congressman Paul Gosar might throw his hat into the ring.

Because he waited until after January 1 to announce his candidacy, Babeu will not have to resign his current gig to run for Congress because he's in the last year of his term, which makes him exempt from Arizona's "Resign to Run" law.

See Babeu's entire press release below:

Today I announce my candidacy for the United States House of Representatives in Arizona's new 4th Congressional District.

As a first responder, I'm trained to run toward dangers that others run away from. Right now, the biggest threats facing our country are from Washington. We have record debt and deficit spending, the biggest intergenerational theft in the history of the world. We have a system that punishes job creators and leaves many millions unemployed. We have an unsecured border that allows the drug cartels to operate freely in our country, and results in 400,000 illegal crossings into our state every year.

How have our leaders responded to these threats? This Congress approved the largest debt ceiling increase in American history. The administration transferred 2,000 high powered weapons to the most dangerous criminals in North America, punishing whistleblowers and rewarding those responsible for "Fast and Furious." Then they sued Arizona for doing the job they won't do. While Americans watch their savings disappear, we have credible allegations of insider trading by members of Congress.

It's time for a new Sheriff in Washington. The American people are sounding a giant 911 call on Washington. And I'm responding.

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16 comments
shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Just what the state reputation?? needs, another batshit crazy (that's a technical term son) neo-CON to show off to the nation.

NorthAdamsRemembers
NorthAdamsRemembers

Image? Babeu rode with the pony express guys in this year's Fiesta Bowl parade...WITHOUT HIS WHITE COWBOY HAT.  Most everyone else on horseback wore a hat. A nationally televised bowl parade and we have the nationally famous (at least on the news shows) shaved head bandit trying to reach out with his newer image.  Good news is that he was facing the right way on the horse, didn't fall off and didn't get a date with it.

Commonsendse
Commonsendse

Oh wait.... Babeu knows how to RIDE?   and whats the purpose of the horse  ?? just saying.

the biggest threats facing our country is Babeu the dishonest

Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

Hey Babeu, did Louie reimburse the taxpayers, or are you going to ? peace

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I wonder if he injured his arm, patting himself on the back? I wonder if he understands that there will be many more 'sheriffs' in Washington, rather than just one in Pinal County?

I heard recently that the Bald Bunion has hired Louie Puroll as his press agent for the campaign. I wonder if that's true?

Babeu
Babeu

Tommy,
Nice to meet you. I am still laughing over your blog, it was a great one. Paul so stupid he just might hire Louie, just to shut him up. I know for a fact he told his friends that he shot himself. Paul shaved his head when he moved to AZ and got his huge tribal tattoo. He thought that way it would change his image. But, it did not change his behaviors. Have a nice day. Lucy Babeu

NorthAdamsRemembers
NorthAdamsRemembers

No.  Now as aa kinder, gentler candidate he is into roses.  Louie wouldn't fit in so well with Chris DeRose and Jason Rose and ...

teknik1200
teknik1200

be afraid, be very afraid.  he caters to the extreme fringe by fear mongering, what's new?

Babeu
Babeu

teknik1200,
that is what Paul does, but he is nothing but a coward, that needs to be taken out of the race. He only cares about himself as you know. Have a great day and keep blogging, he reads it all. He is such a loser and has my father threaten me because he is a coward. Nice to meet you. Lucy Babeu

tr7fan
tr7fan

he ll be up against ron gould and possibly paul gosar from adjacent district 1
i really dont think babeu is anything at all like arpaio
at least i think he tries to keep things safe which all the border sheriffs are trying to do
why dont u check out the crime stats for his county and see whats up there for sure
what exactly are u calling the "extreme fringe" is that used to define people that want to be safe from drug an human smugglers ..isnt he in the county where the drug smugglers have lookouts up in the mountains?????

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Does that remind you of another country shurf in Arizona? Hmmmmmmm????

Babeu
Babeu

Tommy, this is too funny, as soon as I wrote to you, the problem was fixed. This is the first time this has ever happened. I need to call Paul out like this more often. I know his little men follow the blogs. thanks. Lucy

Babeu
Babeu

Tommy,
Asking for your Help, on certain article here Paul in the past has blocked me and I asked King to call me back twice and he never did. Now on the article that I posted on arizonia repubic on page 10, I am not able to see the comments or log on. I have called, no answer. Paul has blocked me from seeing the comments and blogging on any artice there.  I sign in and it kicks me out in seconds. If you could pass this around and think of something, I would appreciate it. Lucy Babeu

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

whats worse is this asshat might actually influence where I live! I am sorta semi-scared now.

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