The scramble to move up the political food chain kicks in today as we await word on which Republicans will run for the congressional seat vacated by Trent Franks. We won't have to wait long. The primary election to fill the empty seat is Feb. 27, with the general election on April 24. Former Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump is in.
From the here we go again and again … and a few more times again… department, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is dropping hints that he might run for the Senate seat being vacated by Jeff Flake. “I am seriously, seriously, seriously considering running for the U.S. Senate,” he told the Daily Beast on Thursday. Arpaio's announcement was predictably picked up by The Hill,ABC, FOX, U.S. News & World Report and an on and on and on. That ought to crank up donations.
Rep. John Conyers Jr. is out. So is Sen. Al Franken. Democrats, it seems, have developed a sense of shame since the Bill Clinton years, when looking the other way was a party pastime. Republicans, meanwhile, are hoping to put Roy Moore, a possible child molester, in the United States Senate. If Republicans look any the other way any harder, their heads might just pop right off.
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Selecting a term
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