Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio endorsed Rick Perry today in New Hampshire. The two will spend today campaigning together in the Granite State — a move that former New Hampshire GOP chair Fergus Cullen predicted would not play well among voters.
“The federal government has failed on border crime and border enforcement, and no candidate for president has done more to secure the border than Governor Rick Perry,” Arpaio said in a statement. “I have been watching Governor Perry and Texas closely and know his border surge operations with state, local and federal law enforcement officials have helped shut down the illegal trafficking of weapons, drugs and people. I’m endorsing Rick Perry because we need a tough-on-crime president who will champion and fund full-time border security operations from Brownsville to San Diego. Governor Perry has a superior border security record and plan to make our border and our nation safer.”