The results of the 8th District election and what they may say about this fall’s midterms.
Finance filings show sheriff's race drawing in cash
With the general election just days away, Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Democratic opponent has reached a fundraising peak, but is still dwarfed by the sheriff’s campaign account.
According to the most recent campaign finance report, retired Phoenix Police Sergeant Paul Penzone has raised about $530,000 in total. In the most recent reporting period, Penzone’s campaign had its most successful fundraising efforts yet. The report shows Penzone with $116,000 on hand.
Meanwhile, Sheriff Arpaio has now raised a total of $8.1 million during this campaign. The report shows Arpaio’s campaign with just more than $1 million on hand.
At the last campaign finance filing date, Independent candidate Mike Stauffer, a retired Scottsdale Police Lieutenant, had about $300 on hand.