Joe Arpaio Opponent Mike Stauffer Suddenly Uninvited to Candidate Forum

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Mike Stauffer
Less than 24 hours away from a candidate forum in Sun City West that was supposed to host both ​Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his opponent Mike Stauffer, the Stauffer campaign tells New Times that he's been officially uninvited.

If you're a fan of coincidences, get this -- Stauffer's campaign got the call from the Sun City West Republican Club that he was being uninvited from the forum about an hour after we called Arpaio's campaign manager asking if the sheriff planned to attend.

Arpaio's campaign manager Chad Willems said this morning that he didn't know if the sheriff would be attending the forum, but just confirmed minutes ago that Arpaio will be there tomorrow.

According to Stauffer's campaign, the candidate was uninvited because the club decided -- the day before the forum -- not to allow Independents to participate.

Stauffer announced in October that he was switching his party affiliation from Republican to Independent, which gives him the opportunity to avoid a GOP primary against Arpaio.

It's not as if Stauffer had invited himself to the forum, either, as we're told he received an official invitation to participate.

Stauffer's campaign was billing the event as the first time Stauffer and Arpaio will "share [the] podium," but Arpaio now gets to carry on his trend of ignoring Stauffer or pretending like he doesn't exist.


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azdriver
azdriver

Well it makes perfect sense.  The Democratic Club wouldn't have an Independent show up either.  Since Stauffer switched to the Independent Party, no right thinking Republican Club nor Democrat Club would invite him to face off against an actual party candidate.  Had Stauffer remained Republican, he would have been there.  Make you choices wisely and stop whining.  

Betty
Betty

Go Sheriff Joe!  Show Obama and Holder that you are "the man" in Arizona and that you will continue to enforce immigration laws.  You don't profile.  You use strategic indicators which include body language, someone turning quickly in front of your squad car, someone shuffling items inside their car, etc.  This rule applies to everyone whether legal or illegal.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

It's Stauffer who is choosing not to attend the debate.    I'd show up with my letter of invitation and make them tell me I can't participate.     Instead, Stauffer is participating with those who don't want him to run and doing what he's been told to do.   

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

Did Arpaio lose the debate?

Coz
Coz

Bozo Joe could show up, be the only one there and still lose the debate.

Dwykoff
Dwykoff

So it's like this the Joke DOES fear debating Stauffer. He knows his support base is shrinking and discussing the issues with his Department will only make it shrink even more. He has always been promoting himself and blowing his own horn. He uses these events to create an upswell of support and to him is not about the issues it is about telling the populace what they want to hear. If he talks about the issues with his office he will be in defense mode and there is no way to explain away the malfeasance and abuse that has been rampant in his department. 

I still wish someone would investigate the Commercial properties he has hidden using the Shield Law which was meant to protect law enforcement officers and officials HOME addresses from the public NOT their property holdings. Where did a man who worked for the Feds get so much money to buy all the property he owns? If you aren't doing anything illegal then why hide it in the first place????

repugnant
repugnant

Invite Perry from Texas and we'll have a clown show, dumb hillbillies!

repugnazis
repugnazis

go  anyway, to hell with them nazi's

robert westbrooke
robert westbrooke

The good news is that with Hendershott and his flying monkeys gone, Suaffer may have a shot at beating old pie hole. Remember the crap they pulled with Saban?  Mike is stand up guy, professional, conservative but not a wack a doo like Joe and his minions. That he had to leave a party affiliation is wrong, but then with old pie hole around there is no room for competition in the party.
As a former LA cop I respect Mike and what he stands for. I will be doing everything I can to get him elected.
Don't forget that Sun City gets their "police protection" from Sheriff Joe, I doubt they want to lose that relationship and be forced to staff and train their own derpartment.

Jerry
Jerry

Joe and his boys are never here, we don't need them , we police ourselves for the most part -- my guess is that there are much more anti Joe's in Sun Cities that anyone thinks

Rick
Rick

The people in Sun City then need to remember that they had MCSO protection before Arpio and will continue to get it afterwards.  In fact, they will get an even higher level of protection with a new sheriff who is more interested in law enforcement and less in grandstanding. 

Koolarrow
Koolarrow

The clique can't last forever after Babeu scandal. Arpaio like Pearce is going down!

Rick
Rick

Mike Stauffer should host a debate for all of the candidates for Sheriff or even just between himself and Arpaio.  Have a local newscaster or a panel of newscasters moderate it. Schedule it for several months from now so Arpaio can say that he has a schedule conflict and then lets see if Arpaio shows up.  If Arpaio does not show up then he will be revealed for the coward he is.

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

 Yep, way to go. Sure would show if the Shurff has any "integrity", wouldn't it ?

Coz
Coz

We already know Bozo Joe is the biggest chicken shit sheriff in America,
He has never had the intestinal fortitude to debate anyone.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

ROFL!!!   The flaccid fool is scared the event can turn into a debate and he will not be able to "recall", therefore getting his ass handed to him by Mr. Stauffer in front of his supporters.  Can someone repeat with me arpaio is a "scared punk ass fat bitch".  LOL

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

 Without Henderschott as a souffleur he knows he doen't have a leg to stand on in an exchange with a real Lawman.

Trommy Themulus
Trommy Themulus

One would have to question the integrity of the current incumbent. 
It's time for a change.  Every candidate for the Sheriffs office should be allowed to speak.  Picking a party and going solely with that party no matter who the candidate seems like a poor way to protect our future.

David Gross
David Gross

This is typical of OLD fat Joe he does not want to have to face the fact that there is opposition. He just wants to go out and blow his own horn so people will pay attention to him and him only

Stevendalea23
Stevendalea23

yes Arpaio is a scared little girl,come on Arpaio lets see what you got

Roman
Roman

I've never felt the blatant desire to kill someone, but Arpaio just brings out the hatred in people. Can all of you angry old white people go back and fuck up the state you came from? Its aggravating to see only Mexican immigrants being hunted down when Arpaio turns a blind eye to EVERY other illegal.

Betty
Betty

Your comments should be removed.  You are disgusting.  Mexican immigrants are not being hunted down -- immigrants are legal.  It is Mexican illegal aliens who are being arrested by Sheriff Joe.  They should not be here in the first place.  Angry old white people are tired of our Social Security and Medicare being reduced because of the cost of a bunch of illegal aliens.

J.J.
J.J.

USgovfail = Joe?

Bobunf
Bobunf

I think you hit the nail on the head J.J.

Mary Melcher
Mary Melcher

I love it!   A debate with one participant! You can't make this stuff up!

Mary Melcher
Mary Melcher

Pretty typical. Their tiny minds are all made up. No need for further information.

RH
RH

He has this image of self professed toughest sheriff but obviously it only extends to media and when it comes to debates he is a coward!

Coz
Coz

Bozo Joe Arpaio has never had the integrity to debate anyone during the elections cycles.
That won't change, especially this election since his malfeasance is totally out of control now.

85014
85014

The fact that the Sun City West Tea Party is denying him from their forum, even if there own website states the independents are welcome, further reinforces my decision to vote for Mike and send money to his campaign.

I don't give two shits about a bunch of old blue haired figs in an exclusive community in the West Valley. I do give a shit about open and fair campaigns and integrity in the election process. Mike has continued to show he is a man of integrity and represents the type of law enforcement officer I want as a Sherriff.

Of course today is one of the more interesting moments in Arizona law enforcement. Mike Stauffer is being asked not to attend a Tea Party function because it scares the Flaccid Fool and one county South the Sheriff in Pinal County is threatening his Mexican boi toy with deportation over a lover's spat. Unfortunately, it seems the predominance of voters are so inept or outright stupid that I won't be suprised if a 80 year old bloviating asshat and a 40 something sherriff who posts pictures of his erection on the internet while threatening his lovers are re-elected.

Betty
Betty

Excuse me, but I am one of those old blue haired figs and I support Joe!!

Coz
Coz

Then are you senile.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Then you support his abuses of taxpayer dollars, trust and confidence.

I very strongly disagree with Arpaio and his policies. That's why I do not support him.

I readily acknowledge and concede that there are professional police officers at MCSO, but until the office gets an overhaul and we get a new sheriff, I will continue to despise Arpaio and the MCSO.

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

 Unfortunately, it can't be ruled out in this State. Sad but true.

Tina
Tina

Mike Stauffer should definitely plan on attending this debate to which he was officially invited as a debating participant, and only unofficially "disinvited" -- supposedly by one person via a phone call.  Mike can test the waters once there. Surely the caller wasn't serious.

  If the Sun City West GOP organizers of this event WERE serious by such crass inconsiderate behavior, it will be they who have egg on their face, not Mike.  No matter how hard a spokesperson may try, they cannot justify a last minute telephoned "disinvitation."  

Usgovfail
Usgovfail

Dear god, why do you send us bottom feeders from Mexico to the USA? Why can't you send us people of integrity who wait their turn in line and come to contribute positively to the USA?

Please please, give Mexico a giant earthquake, like a magnitude 20.7 and erase the mexis from existence.

Thank you

Dundee
Dundee

 Moron if an earthquake 20.7 hits Mexico will get AZ too. GOD you should take a shovel and bury yourself in the desert with your butt up so the coyotes get a meal for the night!

My land not yours
My land not yours

Mexicans were here first, Numb Nuts. It was stolen by the racist, president polk. You're the one who didn't belong here.

Please, please, give usgovfail a home invasion and a 1911 in the rectum, then pull the trigger till it goes "click."

repsrdogs
repsrdogs

The failures were your racist ancestors from old Germany.  God is always spelled with a capital letter, and you think just like your great-great grandfather Adolf Hitler.

Tina
Tina

Dear god, why does a nincompoop like Usgovfail write such nonsensical blather when he knows that hate speech is no longer in vogue?

Usgovfail
Usgovfail

So this stauffer guy is another amnesty sanctuary philiberto gordito dooshbag? Is that why this rag likes him? Cause he will let people come here illegally and milk the taxpayers dry, pop out tons of undisciplined anchor brats that taxpayers will have to pay for?

Good to know, I'll make sure to vote for arpaio for another term.

Fuck phoenixnewtimes, and fuck Mexico.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Now here is a statement worth repeating, in the brilliant words of Mr. David Gross:

And FUCK you Asshole!!!!  
   

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

 You sure appear to be a primitive, uneducated fascistoid hatemonger !

Dundee
Dundee

 Just by being on the side of Joe Arpaio makes you a dooshbag! LOL

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Actually, Lt.Stauffer is a professional, AZPOST certified police officer.

Lt. Stauffer has absolutely no control over who crosses the U.S./Mexico border, and you know it.

Seems to me the only douchebag here is YOU, amigo.

Coz
Coz

The only dooshbag here is YOU.

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