Can Joe Arpaio Be Defeated With Mike Stauffer and Paul Penzone on the Ballot?

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Yesterday we told you about the unsuccessful attempt to challenge independent Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Mike Stauffer's signatures, which was supported by Democratic candidate Paul Penzone.

Stauffer's already set to be on the general election ballots in November, as would Penzone -- a former Phoenix police sergeant -- if he defeats ex-New York cop John Rowan in the primary.

That would put two people on the ballot to attempt the defeat of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

It would seem like neither Penzone nor Stauffer would want the other taking their votes in their bids to defeat Arpaio, although Stauffer's campaign manager West Kenyon wrote the following last week:

"Will a three-way race split the vote?" Absolutely not. Again the party system and the opponents who are owned by the party system want you to believe that too. A Democrat in this particular election year, for this particular office of Maricopa County Sheriff, stands little chance of being elected and collecting only a minimal number of votes. Based on statistics it isn't a three-way race. The race will be between Arpaio and Stauffer. To clarify, will the Democratic opponent collect votes? Absolutely, but only the votes that would not have gone to Arpaio or Stauffer in the first place, hence the vote is not going to be split.

Can it be done?

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Gail Mokry Shoultes
Gail Mokry Shoultes

Stauffer didn't choose to be a spoiler. He was in it before anyone. He didn't switch his party, he left his party because he doesn't believe he should be "beholding" to any party.

DemocracyinAction
DemocracyinAction

Mr. Hendley:  Your article seems quite bias since the title reads Paul Penzone as the Democratic Candidate.  However, John Rowan could very well be the Democratic Candidate.  Why is it that the New Times before a primary is spending more time focused on Paul Penzone than John Rowan?  A journalist should be non-biased in their reporting.  So why do you ignore the candidate?  Many elections have been won by grass root candidates in this state.  You might want to check into John Rowan and who he is at www.RowanReform2012.com. 

Gail Mokry Shoultes
Gail Mokry Shoultes

Stauffer isn't the "spoiler" as you call it. He began campaigning 2-1/2 years ago because he knew Arpaio had to go and he knew he was the man to take him on. He has outlined specific plans to do it if you take the time to read what he has presented. He was in this before Penzone was ever even in the picture. I'm a life long democrat and with what I've learned about the kingmaking process within the local democratic party, Penzone is tainted.

Adios Arpaio - Vote Penzone
Adios Arpaio - Vote Penzone

Stauffer should step down.  If he really wants to get rid of Arpaio, he'd think wisely for the good of the people of Maricopa County and just step down and let a real viable candidate win: Penzone.   Stauffer is only thinking of himself.  He's a selfish pillsbury dough boy.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

whatever happened (after the 1992 republican revolution led by Newt the adulterer Gingrich, with the GOP only doing two terms and than retiring?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

Joke isn't tough on crime. If he was he would retire and turn himself in to the Feds. He's a wimp, and a fake lawmen. He needs to get his own for being such a douchebag.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

I doubt that very much. I think people are starting to see the truth.

Guester
Guester

3 steps to defeating Arpaio: 1. Do your own research on Independent candidates winning county wide races in Maricopa County...ever. (hasn't happened and won't happen, so ask yourself why and do research) 2. Make sure you and everyone you know are registered to vote 3. Vote Penzone! 

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Joe will win easily.  Most people don't read this site or any alternative news sites.   Hell, most of the people here don't read alternative news.    You can tell by the lack of knowledge in anything outside of Arizona and mostly in world affairs.    Joe has whipped the jail in shape?   More like he allows a thug attitude in his keepers.   He's only cost us over 50 milion in paid out law suit settlements.    He's tough on parading in front of a camera to show off his stupidity and ego.    He'll be dead one day and he'll still win re-election.    The fed will never do anything to him despite their flatulence in the face of the slaves, I mean the people.

Stacy
Stacy

 VOTE PENZONE!

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