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Arpaio critics spent $453,000 in failed recall bid

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Source: CBS 5 News) Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Source: CBS 5 News)
PHOENIX (AP) -

Critics of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio spent all of the $453,000 they raised last year in their unsuccessful bid to force a recall election against the lawman.

Respect Arizona, a group that led the recall effort, got 80 percent of its money from another group that had organized a successful recall effort against then-Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce in 2011.

The recall effort launched against Arpaio ended without its organizers handing in signatures.

Recall organizers faced difficulties in raising money and relied more on volunteers rather than paid professionals to gather signatures from voters.

Arpaio, by comparison, raised $3.5 million in campaign contributions over the last year.

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