Mired In Scandal, Sheriff Paul Babeu Releases Campaign Ad

Scandal-plagued Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu opened a new 30-second ad this week to promote his run for Congress by acknowledging “a lot has been said about me lately.”

It’s about all the sheriff said about the problems that have rocked his career. The rest of the spot focused on the one-time rising Republican star’s conservative credentials, from border security to tax cuts to his pro-life stance, with no mention of the various scandals.

Babeu and his Pinal County Sheriff’s Office are the focus of three investigations, including one looking into allegations that he threatened to deport his immigrant ex-boyfriend if their relationship ever became public.

See the ad here:

(h/t @BrahmResnik)

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Nick Martin is an associate editor at TPM in New York City. He came to the site in 2011 as a reporter for TPMMuckraker. Previously, he worked in Arizona, first as a staff reporter for a local newspaper and later as a freelance journalist. He also ran the news blog Heat City. Contact him at nick@talkingpointsmemo.com
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