Sheriff Joe Arpaio is in a dead heat for the Republican US Senate nomination in Arizona.
Arpaio, who was pardoned by President Trump last year, is in the midst of a three way battle with State Senator Kelli Ward, and Rep. Martha McSally, who is expected to announce her candidacy soon.
According to The Hill:
“Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio is in a statistical tie with Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) in the Republican Senate primary in Arizona, according to a new poll.
The ABC15/OHPI poll shows 85-year-old Arpaio, who on Tuesday announced his plans to run for the Senate seat, has 29 percent support in the race.
McSally, 51, who is also expected to jump into the race soon but has not made a formal announcement, has 31 percent support, according to the poll.
The poll was conducted Tuesday among 504 likely Republican voters. Its margin of error is 4.36 percentage points.
Arpaio gained popularity among immigration hard-liners during his time as Maricopa County sheriff, proudly calling himself “America’s toughest sheriff” and touting a strict approach to border security.”