A new CNN poll shows Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in a statistical dead heat in Arizona. Meanwhile after allegations of misconduct rocked his office Pinal County Sheriff and Congressional Candidate Paul Babeu has stepped down as a Co-Chair for Mitt Romney in Arizona. In Kansas, new legislation from Immigration Mastermind Kris Kobach is dead on arrival in the state legislature.
CNN/Time Poll: All tied up in Arizona The day before the only Republican primary debate to be had before the highly contested Arizona and Michigan primaries, a new CNN poll shows Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in a statistical dead heat in the grand canyon state. “According to a CNN/Time/ORC International poll released Tuesday, 36% of people likely to vote in Arizona’s February 28th GOP presidential primary say they’re backing Romney as their party’s nominee, with 32% supporting Santorum. The former Massachusetts governor’s four point margin over the former senator from Pennsylvania is within the survey’s sampling error, meaning they are basically tied for the top spot.”
Romney Arizona Co-Chair Resigns Amid Allegation Meanwhile after allegations of misconduct rocked his office Pinal County Sheriff and Congressional Candidate Paul Babeu has stepped down as a Co-Chair for Mitt Romney in Arizona. “Mr. Babeu made national headlines for his tough stance on illegal immigration. He endorsed Mr. Romney in October and is running for Congress in Arizona’s Fourth District.The news of Mr. Babeu’s decision to step down from the Romney campaign was first reported by The Arizona Republic. On Thursday, The Phoenix New Times reported the allegations of a 34-year-old Mexican man whom it identified only as “Jose.” He said that when he refused to sign an agreement that he would never mention his relationship with Mr. Babeu, which he said lasted for years, the sheriff and his lawyer tried to intimidate him with threats of deportation.”
Immigration bills sought by Kobach get lukewarm response in Kansas In Kansas, new legislation from Immigration mastermind Kris Kobach is dead on arrival in the state legislature. “After four days of passionate testimony last week, leading Republican lawmakers don’t appear willing to tackle the aggressive immigration measures that Secretary of State Kris Kobach — a fellow Republican — has been advocating. I don’t have a burning desire to address immigration this year,” said House Speaker Mike O’Neal, a Hutchinson Republican. “If we do address immigration in some way, I want it to be something that gets a lot of buy-in and that people can agree this is the way to go.”