Arizona’s attention-hungry Sheriff Joe Arpaio is at it again. This time, he has created a political action committee in hopes of raising money to support the GOP presidential candidate whose beliefs best reflect his own.
The committee, being called JoePAC, exists to allow the Maricopa County sheriff to be more involved in congressional and U.S. Senate races, committee chairman Chad Willem said.
“He really wants to step it up in this coming election cycle,” said Willems.
JoePAC will allow self-proclaimed “America’s Toughest Sheriff” to directly contribute to federal candidates campaigns.
However, some say getting too chummy with Arpaio can have negative consequences, especially in the public opinion since the sheriff is currently under investigation for allegedly misspending $80 million of taxpayer money.
Still, he has some GOP candidates knocking on his door willing to accept the risk. So far, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, and Rick Perry have gone looking for the Arpaio seal of approval.
While Sheriff Joe may have GOPers at his door, Arpaio has recently said he seeks the company of President Obama.
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