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America’s toughest governor?

No. After dallying with a run for governor of Arizona many times, Joe Arpaio, dubbed “America’s toughest sheriff,” ended speculation today. Fox News in Phoenix published this statement from Arpaio:

I cannot in good conscience leave the Sheriff’s office now, since that would be necessary if I declare a candidacy for Governor. Currently, I have several sensitive investigations in progress and am facing many challenges in my office. Because of this, I will not desert the people of Maricopa County who have elected me six times. Further, I cannot desert my dedicated employees.