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Taking Aim at Clarence Dupnik

Remember Clarence Dupnik, the Democratic Sheriff in Pima County, Arizona? He was the Sheriff when Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in his county on January 8, 2011. He practically ran people over trying to get in front of the cameras so he could blame everyone on the right from Sarah Palin to Rush Limbaugh for the shooting. Everyone except the shooter, who ended up being a leftist. In a press meeting hours after the shooting, Dupnik turned the issues political by declaring Arizona a “mecca for racism and bigotry,” and blaming the shooting on the “vitriolic” political rhetoric in today’s society. He also made outrageous statements on Arizona’s immigration law, Senate Bill 1070, calling it “racist, disgusting and unnecessary” and insinuated he would not enforce the law. With all the shooting off at the mouth he has done, he has made himself an excellent target for replacement by a Republican challenger. Enter Mark Napier. He received 43% of the vote […] → Keep reading

Target Dupnik

Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has been all over the news lately blaming everyone from Sarah Palin to Rush Limbaugh for the tragic shooting in his county. It’s time for Republicans to set their sights on replacing him.

Dupnik is up for reelection in 2012 and should be an easy target for a Republican candidate. Over the last five years Dupnik has gone over his budget by several million dollars each year. This fact alone should be all the ammunition an opponent should need. But, Dupnik’s media-inspired vitriol against conservatives is just an added bonus that places his reelection in the crosshairs and should make the next Sheriff’s election a turkey shoot.

Clearly, Dupnik has relished his fifteen minutes of fame, but his political attacks have missed the bullseye and have scored only with the left.

Arizona Republicans should bring out the big guns and take their best shot at this sorry excuse for a Sheriff. By aiming high […] → Keep reading