Joe Arpaio: Tom Horne "Favors Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants"

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Why is Sheriff Joe Arpaio endorsing Arizona's sleazy Attorney General Tom Horne in the GOP primary?

I'll tell you why: because Arpaio always likes to have a prosecutor or two in his hip pocket.

Should Horne lose the Republican primary to former Arizona gaming director Mark Brnovich, you can bet your bank account that Arpaio will quickly turn around and endorse Brnovich over Democrat Felecia Rotellini in the general election.


Back when Arpaio labeled Horne as an amnesty-lover

Arpaio occasionally has supported a Democrat, most spectacularly in the case of Janet Napolitano, when she was running for governor for the first time in 2002. It was widely seen as payback for her helping Joe out with a federal investigation into his office when she was U.S. Attorney for Arizona.

But when Horne was running in the 2010 GOP primary for AG against Joe's then-fellow Sith Lord Andy Thomas, Arpaio blasted Horne as pro-amnesty in commercials paid for by Joe's re-election committee.

The YouTube video of Arpaio's 2010 TV ad has since been taken down, but an ABC 15 report on the ad is still extant.

"Tom Horne favors amnesty for illegal immigrants, which would cost taxpayers billions," states the ad's narrator, in a clip shown by ABC 15.


Arpaio backs Horne for now, but if Horne loses to Brnovich, Arpaio will do Horne-boy like he did Candy Andy Thomas

The ad also targeted Arpaio's longtime nemesis Rick Romley, who had been appointed to fill the County Attorney position vacated by the then yet-to-be-disbarred Thomas.

Romley was running in the GOP primary against now-CA Bill Montgomery, who had Arpaio's endorsement, natch.

Horne went into court to have the ad stopped, but was unsuccessful.

When Horne eked out a victory over Thomas, Arpaio quickly kicked that loser to the curb and backed Horne against Rotellini.

After Thomas was disbarred in 2012, the ex-county attorney became a political pariah to all but the most-fervent Mexican-bashers.

Thomas, who is running for governor as a fringe-right candidate, still mentions Arpaio's name in his speeches, and he has a photo or two up on his Facebook page with Joe in them, but Arpaio's put his primary money on current front runner Doug Ducey, who is also supported by Montgomery.

Though Monty is backing Brnovich big-time in the AG's primary, unlike Joe.

Horne's current TV ad touts Joe's endorsement, and blasts Brnovich for having made a one-time $120 contribution to Democratic Pinal County Supervisor Pete Rios, whom the ad labels as an advocate of "open borders."

While watching that drivel, it's worth recalling that four years ago, Sheriff Joe had ex-Democrat Horne pegged as a member of the nasty liberal open-borders amnesty-lovin' club.

Which I can attest is no more true of Horne than it is of Brnovich. At least, I've never seen either man at any of our club's monthly meetings.

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33 comments
Jonah Menzies
Jonah Menzies

Even more pathetic is aging, ignorant #InternetToughGuy s like you and their hapless defenses of RACIST PIECES OF SHIT like Arpayaso. LuLz

Jonah Menzies
Jonah Menzies

^^^Yeah, there's that pesky little thing called the Constitution, which protects minority rights from the tyranny of the majority, especially from RACIST PIECES OF SHIT like Arpayaso.

Jimmie Ray King
Jimmie Ray King

New Times wouldn't have any articles if it wasn't for Joe!! This rag is so pathetic nowadays...lmao!!!

Jerk Cook
Jerk Cook

There is nothing wrong with Sherriff Joe. Why do you think he gets elected every year? (because he does what the people wants)

Nathan Schneider
Nathan Schneider

Have you been living under a rock? Arpaio uses people to do his dirty work. He is certainly not "his own man."

Camille Stodgell
Camille Stodgell

Sheriff Joe is his own man....I do Not agree with this STUPID statement...

mrkjessup
mrkjessup

Joe Arpaio= NAMBLA PRESIDENT OF ARIZONA

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

Fucking sleazeballs, all of them.

You'd think it's just one big family of incest of who's fucking and hugging who on any given day.


WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

I wish someone would use the ad where the Clown Sheriff endorsed Napalitano right now!  It would just show he's all about political payoffs!

fankromank555
fankromank555

Joe Arpaio is a corrupt P O S. I cant wait for the day when is corrupt ways are proven. What a fat pompous windbag.


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FRONTERA
FRONTERA

AZ. GOP is incestuous at best. All the dam favors  and back scratching goin on. Makes COLORADO CITY AZ. look good ...

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

It's all about the money - Arpaio has been committing illegal acts in the operation of the food services at the Jails and Posse Operations (warehouses full of drugs, etc.) and Horne knows all about it - Brnovich doesn't. 

downtownbrown
downtownbrown

Arpaio for Attorney General.  Fire Eric Holder.

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

  Poor old Joe ,feels the need to back the top LEO IN THE State. So he can take anymore heat off his ass. Who cares if Horniboi is DISGRACED and a laughing stock of the State. Only problem with that , Horniboi is unlikely to get out of primary.But old Joe is way to senile to recognize this.

RobertGraham29
RobertGraham29

Actually the Constitution is meant to protect us from people like you.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

Then why are you here ?

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

Oh, come on now..... There are plenty of evil, corrupt politicians in Arizona. When the voters or The Grim Reaper finally rid us of this zit on the ass of Maricopa County, there are many scum bags ready to take over as Arizona's Most Vile. 

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

I will guess you were born on the 'correct' side of the border. And, you otherwise don't have a clue about much of anything. Just a guess, of course.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

I will oppose the old man for attorney general.

I will concur with you on Eric Holder dtb.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@downtownbrown i cant support you on the first part, but goddam am i behind you on the second one

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@arizonanewtimes.com i am quite sure if we did, we would be comparing it to the insane ramblings of Manson or the Uni-bomber's manifesto. 


danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@arizonanewtimes.com oh? do tell..........how? i just have to hear how you misinterpret or misunderstand this one

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