Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is confirming on twitter that he will run for the Senate seat being vacated by Jeff Flake. The 85-year-old Republican tweeted he is running for "one unwavering reason: to support the agenda and policies of President Donald Trump in his mission to Make America Great Again."
Arpaio was one of Trump's early endorsements for President.
Arpaio told the "Washington Examiner" he's not worried about concerns surrounding his age and reputation with non-white voters.
The former lawman was convicted of ignoring a federal court order to end racial profiling while he was Maricopa County sheriff. President Trump pardoned Arpaio last summer.