Protests to Oust Tucson-area Sheriff

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More than 100 people showed up to a rally on Friday to remove Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik.

Dupnik continues to draw heat due to his remarks following the Tucson shooting earlier this month that killed six people and injured U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Dupnik consistently blamed conservative politicians and leaders for their violent rhetoric as a factor in the shooting throughout the investigation.

According to Reuters, demonstrators came out after Americans Against Immigration Amnesty, a Utah-based, nonprofit, announced it would take actions to remove Dupnik. The organization hopes to get 98,000 signatures by May 24 in order to get a recall for Dupnik on the ballot.

Dupnik, a Democrat, is halfway through his current term and is yet to say whether or not he will seek reelection. If so, Republicans hope to have a strong contender, according to the Christian Science Monitor.

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Andrew: You're doing a good job with the blog. GG

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