Skip to comments.Joe Arpaio running for Senate in Arizona
Posted on 01/09/2018 10:07:52 AM PST by Seizethecarp
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I suspect that number you cited probably does not figure in the strain of an 85 heard old running for the US Senate in the first place. I would be surprised to see him make it to January 2019 if he really tries.
How old was Strom when he had to be wheeled in, for his last Senate appearance?
At least we know he wont become a long-term, career politicians. :-)
Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office
HAYDEN, Carl Trumbull, a Representative and a Senator from Arizona; born in Haydens Ferry (now Tempe), Maricopa County, Ariz., October 2, 1877; attended the public schools; graduated from the Normal School of Arizona at Tempe in 1896; attended Leland Stanford Junior University, California 1896-1900; engaged in mercantile pursuits and in the flour-milling business at Tempe 1900-1904; member, Tempe Town Council 1902-1904; treasurer of Maricopa County 1904-1906; sheriff of Maricopa County 1907-1912; upon the admission of Arizona as a State into the Union was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second Congress; reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from February 19, 1912, to March 3, 1927; did not seek renomination, having become a candidate for United States Senator; during the First World War was commissioned a major of Infantry in the United States Army; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1926 for the term commencing March 4, 1927; reelected in 1932, 1938, 1944, 1950, 1956, and again in 1962 for the term ending January 3, 1969; was not a candidate in 1968 for reelection to the United States Senate; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Eighty-fifth through the Ninetieth Congresses; chairman, Committee on Printing (Seventy-third through Seventy-ninth Congresses), Committee on Rules and Administration (Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses), co-chairman, Joint Committee on Printing (Eighty-first and Eighty-second, and Eighty-fourth through Ninetieth Congresses), co-chairman, Joint Committee on Inaugural Arrangements (Eightieth and Eighty-second Congresses), chairman, Committee on Appropriations (Eighty-fourth through Ninetieth Congresses); his record for fifty-six consecutive years of service in the Congress, including an unprecedented forty-two in the Senate, was unsurpassed at the time of his retirement; retired and resided in Tempe, Ariz.; died in Mesa, Ariz., January 25, 1972; cremated; ashes interred in family plot at Tempe Butte Cemetery, Tempe, Ariz.
You need not worry!
>> “Sadly, a whole lot of FReepers would chime in to echo their reasons for blaming the candidate for the loss.” <<
We swim with the enemy here daily!
>> “Wouldnt it be wiser to elect somebody likely to live through their term of office int he first place?” <<
Sadly we don’t have anyone that is so rock solid on the issues.
UMMM... 84? aaahhh.....
I find it hard to believe that out of 6 million plus people there isn’t anybody under 80 who would make a good Senator there.
Fracturing the vote....
....now what, Joe?
There are moderately good candidates, but none that are as morally strong as Joe.
Not one penny ...
An 85 year old running to be a freshman Senator for a 6 year term? That does not make practical sense strategically, nor personally for him. His age would be an automatic -5% in his vote ceiling and in what could be a very close race and that is not something we need.
His age probably lowers his vote ceiling to make it impossible for him to win in a close election. Moreover, your flippant comment that he could just be “replaced” doesn’t make sense as you can’t guarantee a Republican governor would be in place when and if that event were to occur. Things like the Supreme Court are too important to play games with.
I don’t know you, but if you are solid, true, card carrying conservative then yes, she is.
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