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Topic - Bruce Merrill
America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff finds himself entangled these days in his own thorny legal troubles, but rather than seek cover, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is looking to grab the spotlight in the same unorthodox fashion that has helped boost his career as a nationally known lawman.
Any discussion of who's likely to succeed outgoing Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona needs to factor in the following: If Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wants the seat, it's hers.
Gov. Jan Brewer rose to national fame defending the state's immigration law and warning of rising violence along the U.S.-Mexico border, including a claim that headless bodies were turning up in the Arizona desert.
And, he said, it highlights
"It's something that the press will cover," Mr. Merrill said. "He'll get a lot of exposure from it."