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President Trump has said he is considering a pardon for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was recently convicted on federal criminal contempt charges. Trump is holding a rally in Phoenix next Tuesday. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Joe Arpaio leaves a federal courthouse in Phoenix earlier this month. The former Maricopa County sheriff was found guilty Monday of criminal contempt, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail. Angie Wang/AP hide caption

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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio campaigns for Donald Trump in Phoenix in August. Ralph Freso/Getty Images hide caption

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A Local Sheriff's Race Is Drawing National Attention And A Hefty Price Tag

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