PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Arpaio is trying to win back the sheriff's post in metro Phoenix that he held for 24 years, facing his former second-in-command in the Aug. 4 Republican primary in what has become his second comeback bid.
The 88-year-old lawman, who was unseated in the 2016 sheriff's race by a Democratic challenger and was trounced in a 2018 U.S. Senate race, has based much of his campaign around his support for President Donald Trump.
He has vowed to bring back things that the courts have either deemed illegal or his successor has done away with — immigration crackdowns, a complex of jail tents and other now-discarded trademarks.
"I'm telling you right now: I am going to do 90% of what I did during my 24 years," Arpaio said. "That's the way it