The voters of Maricopa County have spoken and it appears another Joe Arpaio lap-dog will be the next county attorney.
Former Assistant County Attorney Bill Montgomery pulled out a win against former, and interim, County Attorney Rick Romley.
Montgomery has the support of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the two appear to have the same ideology when it comes to law enforcement (despite Montgomery's secret criticism of the sheriff).
Montgomery is all but a shoo-in to win the special election thanks to Arpaio's nod of approval and the lack of a strong Democratic candidate.
His win comes as Joe Arpaio's former puppy in the County Attorney's Office, Andrew Thomas, refuses to concede defeat in the attorney general's race after a late night shift in election results gave Tom Horne a slim lead in the race.
Arpaio all but bought the county attorney's race (as far as we know), running "reelection ads" bashing Romley, so it seems Montgomery owes America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" a favor or two when he takes office.
We want to know what you think: how fucked is Maricopa County with another Joe Arpaio lap-dog in the County Attorney's Office?
Vote -- and see the results of yesterday's poll -- below.
Yesterday's poll question: Which primary race has been the ugliest?
- 14 percent say Ben Quayle V. Everyone.
- 25 percent say John McCain V. J.D. Hayworth.
- 61 percent say Joe Arpaio V. Anyone who opposes him politically.
Here is your morning poll:
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