Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Help Comes With Baggage, But Rick Perry Doesn’t Mind | Talking Points Memo

As the final days of campaigning wind down in Iowa, Rick Perry is betting that an Arizona politician who’s currently the target of civil and criminal investigations will be one of his last hopes to win over caucus goers.The Texas governor brought Sheriff Joe Arpaio on the road in Iowa with him on Tuesday for two days of campaigning before next week’s caucuses. Trailing deep in polls, Perry is hoping the Arizona sheriff’s reputation for being tough on immigration and doing battle with the Obama administration will help him win over skeptical GOP voters.

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