The East Valley Tribune reports on the recently forged alliance between Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio and Rep. Russell Peace (R – Dist. 18). Pearce, who has opened a congressional exploratory campaign, is holding a November 17, 2007 fundraiser. Arpaio will be one of the honored guests at the event.
Rep. Pearce, a secure border advocate, is weighing a challenge to Rep. Jeff Flake, who is considered exceedingly weak on the issue of illegal immigration.
Flake co-sponsored legislation with liberal congressional colleague, Democrat Luis Gutierrez, promoting the “Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy Act” or STRIVE Act, granting tuition and other benefits while extending amnesty for illegal aliens living in our country in violation of our national sovereignty and rule of law.
Arpaio, known for aggressively enforcing the law on illegal immigration, is supporting Pearce’s candidacy.