Arpaio Spent Millions More Than Penzone In Sheriff's Race

Published: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 7:44am
Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 9:37am

Campaign finance numbers from the Maricopa County Sheriff race show Republican Joe Arpaio spent $12.6 million in his unsuccessful bid for a seventh term. 

That’s 12 times the amount Democrat and nearest opponent Paul Penzone spent to upend Arpaio’s bid. 

Spending a reported $1 million, Penzone managed to pull ahead of the longtime Sheriff by nearly 13 percentage points in the November general election.

Penzone had a little help, with an additional $3.2 million in contributions from business tycoon George Soros.

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