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Sheriff Joe Arpaio Draws Applause, Protests At Republican Picnic

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff in America," has his critics. But you'd have been hard-pressed to find any inside the Kendall County Republicans' annual picnic Saturday in Yorkville.

As the featured speaker at this year's event, Arpaio drew two standing ovations from the 600-strong crowd at the Kendall County Fairgounds. He spoke for an hour, and by the end, at least one man was ready to vote for him for governor of Illinois.

Read the whole story at Oswego, IL Patch