08/28/2011 02:58 pm ET | Updated Oct 28, 2011

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Draws Applause, Protests At Republican Picnic

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.

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