A Local Sheriff's Race Is Drawing National Attention And A Hefty Price Tag

Article/Op-Ed in NPR
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Oct. 1, 2016

Jude Joffe-Block reported for NPR's Weekend Edition about Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County's anti-immigration sheriff:

Most races for sheriff are low-profile, relatively low-budget affairs. Not so in Arizona's Maricopa County, where Sheriff Joe Arpaio is running for his seventh term.
He's known nationally for his hard-line stance on illegal immigration. Arpaio's base all over the country has helped him raise a stunning $12 million for his re-election campaign, making it one of the most expensive races for local office in the country this year.