Immigration enforcement resonates with citizen voters
Maricopa County’s top lawmen, Joe Arpaio and Andrew Thomas, showed their opponents the door, despite taking daily and relentless beatings from the Arizona Republic.
County Attorney Thomas soundly trounced Janet Napolitano’s handpicked candidate, liberal Tim Nelson, who had spent the majority of his legal career as her dutiful toady. Despite raising large sums in campaign donations from the criminal defense bar, Nelson was unable to navigate past his ineffective debate presentations and actual inexperience as a prosecutor.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio won handily against his Republican-turned-Democrat opponent Dan Saban, who switched parties so as not to suffer last night’s fate in the primary. Arpaio begins serving an unprecedented fifth term. The undignified Saban, who had run against Arpaio previously, defiantly refused to concede defeat.
The people had the final word in casting their ballots in support of these top-notch Republican officials, sending them back to resume the jobs they are doing on the public’s behalf.
Maricopa County Attorney’s race:
Thomas (Rep.):514,820 51.6 %
Nelson (Dem): 440,197 44.1
Kelsky (Lib): 42,768 4.3
Maricopa County Sheriff’s race:
Arpaio (Rep.) 588,550 55.5 %
Saban (Dem) 444,551 41.9
Will (Lib) 27,921 2.6
Two good men once again won the support of the good people of the county.
Great! Predictable, but great. Local voters just aren’t drinking the Kool-Aid on “undocumented aspiring migrants” anymore – they know better – and that’s why Arpaio and Thomas were re-elected.
I guess the people of Maricopa County and Arizona really do want our immigration laws enforced. Prop. 202, the deceitfully named, Stop illegally hiring Act, was also defeated by a vote of 40% for to 60% against.
Biggest losers this election cycle, along with pandering politicians Tim Nelson and Dan Saban, are illegal immigration profiteers and Wake Up Arizona Coalition members; Mac Magruder, Jim Click, James LeVecke, and Gordon and Lisa James, and Prop. 202 Chairman Andrew Pacheco. The award for worst political operative has to go to Nathan Sprawl, who managed and lost the deceptive Prop. 202 campaign and the attempted character assassination campaign against Russell Pearce. Hopefully, Nathan Sprawl’s days as a political consultant, is numbered in the single digits, his consulting fee should be.
Big winners this cycle were enforcement of immigration law advocates and Prop. 202 opponents; Arizona Senator elect Russell Pearce, County Attorney Andrew Thomas, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Don Goldwater, and the grassroots of the Republican party, who refused to be mislead and stayed with their principles of God and country first.
Both Thomas and Arpaio are consumate professionals. They work together as a team rather than having the ego battles waged by the previous county attorney, Rick Romley, against the sheriff. How strange it is that Romley, who claims to be a Republican, endorses only Democrats whnever the opportunity presents itself.
I believe Prop 202 was defeated for two reasons. First, as Bob alluded, many intelligent folks saw through the deceptive title. In my mind, the other reason it failed also had to do with the deceptive title. For the non-informed open border crowd, this prop looked on the surface like a crack down on illegals so ironically they also voted against it.
Just goes to show you how it is always better to be a straight shooter.
I agree, nightcrawler. Illegal sympathizers probably misread the intent. That’s great payback for the deceitful Nathan Sproul. He has a track record that drags bottom better than a fishing trawler.
How does Sproul keep his client list? Seems he would be a known entity by now.
So glad to see the voters support the local enforcement candidates. What Washington does will be the real issue. I have no hope that an Obama adminstration will put America first. Not after his associations with America hating Rev.Wright and home-grown terrorist Ayres, etc. And certainly not after his scowling wife, Michelle, says she has never been proud of this country before.
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