Joe Arpaio Opponents Form Super PAC To Unseat Arizona Sheriff

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    Joe Arpaio Opponents Form Super PAC To Unseat Arizona Sheriff

    Opponents of controversial Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio (R) are hoping that a new super PAC launched last week and backlash from Arpaio's embrace of the birther movement will unseat the longtime lawman.

    A bipartisan coalition of Phoenix-area politicos led by state Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Phoenix) said that the new group, called Citizens for Professional Law Enforcement, will be a grassroots-based organization looking to raise funds and educate county voters about Arpaio's record, outside of immigration and jail issues. Gallego said he believes that while Arpaio is known for his immigration policies -- and support for the state's controversial immigration law, SB 1070 -- it will be Arpaio's decision to investigate President Barack Obama's citizenship that will be his downfall.

    "I think the birther issue will have the most impact," Gallego told The Huffington Post. "SB 1070 has been an issue for years. The birther issue is something that is bipartisan in Arizona, across the board not popular."

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