Moderate Republicans and Independent Voters have an option with Independent Candidate as Sheriff Joe Arpaio is eerily silent on Mike Staufferby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Sep. 14, 2012, under 2012 Arizona Elections, female-led political movement, Hispanic Latino Vote, Independent and women voters against Mitt Romney, joe arpaio wastes millions of tax payer dollars, Mike Stauffer for Sheriff to Replace Joe Arpaio, Women Voters
Have you noticed how the corrupt Sheriff Joe Arpaio keeps mentioning his weakest candidate via Paul Penzone? Joe Arpaio is eerily silent on Independent candidate Mike Stauffer for sheriff of Maricopa County. We know it is because Arpaio is afraid to
attack the Independent Candidate Mike Stauffer for Sheriff.
You see, Arpaio knows that he CANNOT risk offending the Independent voters in Maricopa County. He also knows the Democratic Party lost approximately 52,000 Democratic registered voters in 2011 in the State of Arizona, while the AZGOP gained a little and the Independent voters who are tired of partisanship surged in an enormous fashion.
From the Arizona Republic:
Voter frustration with political hyper-partisanship in Arizona may explain the swell over the past two years in registered independents — a change that some political insiders deem dangerous.
The biggest increase in independents occurred between June 2010 and July 2011, and the numbers have basically stayed flat over the past year.
During the two-year period, the number of registered Republicans jumped about 14,000.
But in just the past year, the number of registered Democrats dropped by more than 52,000, according to a Secretary of State’s Office recently released report…….
The growth in independents is a trend surging through the entire country.
By 2011, more than 2.5 million voters nationwide had left the Republican and Democrat parties since the 2008 elections, according to a USA Today analysis.
“Voters are getting kind of tired and disgusted with the tone of politics nowadays. It seems to them like it’s just yelling and screaming at each other,” said Frank Camacho, Arizona Democratic Party spokesman. “(Candidates) don’t focus on the issues, they say: ‘Vote for me because the other guy’s a jerk.’ ”
As voters become increasingly fed up with the tone of the two parties, they drop their affiliation and become independents, which means party primaries are increasingly dominated by the fringes, said Paul Johnson, chairman of the Open Elections/Open Government initiative, which is pushing for an open primary in the state.
Moderate Republicans and Independent Voters now have an option with Independent Candidate Mike Stauffer. Indeed Sheriff Joe Arpaio is eerily silent on Mike Stauffer and now it’s time to go after his Achilles heel.
The name of the game is to remind the surging Independents who are fed up with partisanship that there is no room for partisanship in the Sheriff’s office.
In Maricopa County, there are 36% registered Republicans, 35% registered Independents, and only 29% registered Democratic voters.
We know in our State there are too many registered Republicans who will not vote for the candidate who has a (D) beside his name. Most moderate Republicans that come from the John McCain supporting camp would rather vote for the Independent candidate via Mike Stauffer. We have also witnessed registered Democratic voters who refuse to support Penzone due to his lack of leadership experience and qualifications — and certainly his domestic violence background doesn’t help him.
Mike Stauffer supporters are reaching out heavily to Independent voters and to Republican voters in Maricopa County.
Because that is where the money is at in this state so far. We have a Republican-controlled legislature, and it is going to take a conservative-leaning Independent to oust Arpaio. That is where Independent candidate Mike Stauffer comes in.
Mike Stauffer is the squeaky clean boyscout looking candidate with an impeccable record with a Masters Degree and leadership experience. This is precisely why we have discovered Arpaio mentioning only his weakest opponent via Penzone. Arpaio cannot afford to attack the independent candidate and independent voters, and his campaign advisors are smart enough to know that. In fact, Arpaio doesn’t need one single Democratic voter to win, and the Stauffer people realize that, too.