Salmon Gets ‘Tough’ Guy Endorsement

July 21, 2011

By Kyle Trygstad, Roll Call

Former Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) was endorsed Tuesday by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the self-described “toughest sheriff in America.”

Salmon, a former three-term Congressman, is running for his old 6th district seat in the East Valley. He’s facing a competitive primary against former state Speaker Kirk Adams and former state Senate Majority Leader Chuck Gray.

“Having worked extensively with Matt in the past, I know I can count on him to protect the interests of our community and our state, especially when it deals with securing our borders,” said Arpaio, who is nationally known for his controversial tactics in enforcing illegal immigration laws.

Salmon raised $172,000 in the second quarter and has $155,000 on hand. That trails Adams, who raised $231,000 in the quarter and has $209,000 in the bank. Gray, the first candidate in the race, is well behind both.

After being elected in 1994, Salmon kept his pledge to serve just three terms and left Congress in 2000. His retirement opened the door for now-Rep. Jeff Flake (R), who is running for Senate. Salmon lost a gubernatorial bid in 2002.



No comments yet - you can be the first!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Keep the Fake News Media in check.

Don’t let the MSM censor your news as America becomes Great Again. Over 500,000 Americans receive our daily dose of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness along with Breaking News direct to their inbox—and you can too. Sign up to receive news and views from The 1776Coalition!

We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.
View our full privacy policy.