A crowd estimated at as many as 10,000 marched in Phoenix Saturday, protesting Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration sweeps.
The anti-Arpaio march protested around various county jail sites. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office closed its jails to visitors on Saturday because of the protests.
Protesters including Hispanic activists and various other critics of the Sheriff's office, who say the MCSO unfairly targets Hispanics in its raids.
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• McCain called Thursday's news conference to announce that eight county sheriffs from around Arizona have endorsed his re-election. One was conspicuously missing: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a longtime political rival of McCain's who already has said he would support former congressman J.D. Hayworth over McCain in this year's Republican primary. Hayworth is considering an insurgent challenge.
The immigration issue is just one key issue with the Arizona Tea Party and given Simcox is in the race so far, the extreme faction within the political realm (i.e. Neo Nazis and other racist groups) have supported Simcox. And this support and association with Simcox has diminished Simcox's chances in a Republican only primary.
In the following video, you will see how the anti-illegal immigration movement has reacted to racist groups showing up at their rally.
As stated before, J.D. Hayworth has the support of the mainstream Tea Party members and with many conservatives within the Republican Party. And as pointed out, many of these people are becoming active by becoming precinct delegates within the Republican Party in Arizona.
If J.D. Hayworth does throw his hat in the ring, then you will see the Tea Party movement continue like you see in Massachusetts.
As I stated to some, Arizona will then become Palin's Waterloo in politics.
McCain may be offering his support to Palin, but it is being done because he knows that he is in trouble.
The Tea Party members in Arizona consider themselves to be patriots; how will they view Palin if she continues on with her endorsement of McCain even when he stands against many issues the Tea Party members view as important, that will be answered if J.D. Hayworth enters the race...