Tuesday, January 29, 2013

WATCH: Additional Signs Of New RECALL ARPAIO Effort; Sheriff Files For Reelection In 2016

An additional sign that Citizens for a Better Arizona is ready to launch a recall effort against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio just popped up on YouTube this evening.

Arizona's Politics has been gathering the signs that a new and serious campaign against the nationally-known sheriff is ready to start this week.  The initial report was based upon a tweet by a petition-gathering firm, and was then buttressed by conversations with persons who wished to remain anonymous that CBA had filed a new organization statement with the County, a final organizational meeting was taking place tonight and that a petition-gatherer was ready to mobilize.

CBA President Randy Parraz spoke earlier this month at an event at a Washington, D.C. law school event, "The People's Inauguration", in which he urged progressive Democrats to keep their eyes on Arizona in coming weeks for some news regarding Arpaio.

"We pledge to you, in Arizona, we're going to keep up this fight, and I wouldn't be surprised in a few weeks, you might hear about something going on in Arizona.  Another fight.  Because we are not done.  We are going to keep fighting forward."

Meanwhile, Sheriff Arpaio last week formally filed his organizational statement to seek re-election in 2016.  He had promised to do so on Election Night (Nov. 6, 2012) - when it was apparent that he would be re-elected to his sixth term.  As noted earlier, Arpaio still has $338,600 cash on hand left over from his last campaign - he raised $8.5 Million and spent $8.2 Million.


Arizona's Politics was asked about Arizona law, and doesn't it require a six-month waiting period before a recall effort can begin.  We checked the statutes (A.R.S. 19-202), and it actually is six months after the person is elected to the office.  The statute specifically notes that it does not apply when the person is re-elected to the same office.

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