Paul Babeu Supposedly a Top Pick for Congress -- Is There Any Chance in Hell He Gets Elected?

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"Studboi1," also known as Sheriff Paul Babeu.
If you trust a political consultant's poll (don't), then Pinal County Sheriff Paul "studboi1" Babeu is the top Republican candidate for Congress in Arizona's 1st Congressional District.

"In a survey of 349 likely Republican primary voters, 27.3 percent say they would vote to nominate Babeu if the primary were held tomorrow," says the press release from MBQF Consulting. "State House Speaker Andy Tobin trailed a distant second in the poll of potential Republican primary candidates with 5.1 percent."

See also:
-Babeu's Mexican Ex-Lover Says Sheriff's Attorney Threatened Him With Deportation

Babeu dropped his candidacy for Congress in CD 4 last year amid allegations from his ex-boyfriend, a Mexican national, that Babeu's attorney threatened him with deportation.

Babeu hasn't announced that he's running for Congress again in 2014 in CD 1 -- currently occupied by Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick -- but this might be an indication of his intent.

According to the political consultants who made this poll, Babeu's a "formidable candidate."

"He has a proven ability to raise money from a donor base that extends far beyond Arizona's borders, high name ID, and voters appreciate his ongoing efforts against the Mexican drug cartels, against human trafficking, against illegal immigration, and as a leading advocate for job creation and balanced budgets in Pinal County and across Arizona," the press release says.

Here's our question: Is there a chance in hell Babeu ever becomes Congressman Babeu?

Cast your vote below:


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21 comments
robert_graham
robert_graham

Yes there's a very good chance he'll win. And I hope he does.

hjoemora
hjoemora

His "ex" must think he got fucked and didn't get a kiss. Paul for Congress? no way jose . 

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

Remember that South Carolina just elected Mark Sanford to fill the remaining term of a vacant Congressional seat.  If you recall, Mark Sanford was South Carolina's Governor until he lied to his staff and told them that he was hiking the Apalchian trail (alone) when, in fact, he actually flew to Argentine to sleep with his mistress (just one of many during his 20 years of marriage).  He was also censured by the SC legislature for using state travel funds to carry on his affair.  That was in June 2009 and now, just 3 years later, the family values Republicans in South Carolina have elected him to Congress.  They apparently thought that lying, cheating and stealing made Mark Sanford uniquely qualified to represent them in Congress and I have no reason to believe that the Republican voters in AZ CD 1 will feel any differently about Babeu.

suppers_ready
suppers_ready

I want to vote "No" just out of principle, but the fact that this is Arizona (specifically, the same people who elected him to the PCSO in the first place) tells me not to be so optimistic.

DNichols
DNichols

If they also run Arpaio's other Racist Pal Chris Simcox Arizona's Idiot Arpaio following will be confused trying to decide on a Racist Child Predator Gay Sheriff, or a Racist Child Molesting Minute Man Idiot?!

They can simply  ride the ongoing "Wave of Bigotry"/!

Arizona seems to just continue down the same Low Political Road.

Jim Pompe
Jim Pompe

With the crazy voters in AZ you can never who could get elected. I don't have to point out the list of nut jobs that we've put in office recently.

Cris Cross
Cris Cross

Hes a shoe in. Look at all the other asshats that got voted in. How could you ever doubt that he would have any trouble getting elected too?

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

He has the one quality that Arizonans seem to admire most in their leadership;


DISHONESTY.

Stephen Grange
Stephen Grange

Poor judgement? Check..Negotiable morals? Check..Finger pointing ? check...Derision toward the law as applies to himself? Check Yep, he's a good repug candidate alright....

Chevas Samuels
Chevas Samuels

From a moral standpoint---because you know, politicians LOVE to preach about 'em, they just don't have them--I'd like to say no, not because he's gay, nothing wrong with that, but because of how he tried to hide it and use his power to deport his ex-lover. Pretty scummy. There's no established trust, but this is AZ, so he may get elected.

Greg Watson
Greg Watson

he can't be any worse then what we already have

Donnamarie Baker
Donnamarie Baker

I'm fairly certain the only thing not possible here is for a rational intelligent person to get elected.

Don Atkinson
Don Atkinson

With some of the other people that have been elected from AZ why not?

sappho2010
sappho2010

Too bad AZ prefers corrupt, adulterous, bigoted politicians. 


Andi Gonzalez
Andi Gonzalez

I hope so. We could use a gay, pot smoking Arizona rep. I say, hell ya!!!! on P.B. We will pave the way to logic and safety on his bare sweaty chest.

Comanche_Moon
Comanche_Moon

Frankly speaking an openly gay Republican could only help the party at this point.

babeusbigsecret
babeusbigsecret

@JoeArpaioFan visit babeu house and you will see what smells like

Lets talk about babeu and his young lover in massachussets, or the young guy living with him now in san tan. people should wake  up, wonder if is appropriated that the sheriff 43 years old is having a lover 18 year old living with him (this young guy may have been 17 when babeu met him and maybe had relationship / crime). 

jeanjb
jeanjb

@Cris Cross Is that a shoe...................or a fist-in?

Eleanor_Holguin
Eleanor_Holguin

@Comanche_Moon Just because he was exposed doesn't mean he is openly gay.

He trolls sex sites and tells people he is a local Sheriff. He shows naked pics of himself and does is very happily according to the picture above. 

Openly gay or closeted gay, Republican or Democrat..... we need ethical people in politics. Paul Studboi Babeu is not one of them.

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