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Sheriff Joe Arpaio Will Be Keynote Speaker At GOP Dinner

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be a guest speaker at a Republican dinner in Nevada.

The Reno Gazette-Journal  reports the 85-year-old Arpaio, who recently announced he is running for the U.S. Senate, will speak at the Lincoln Reagan Dinner and Fund Raiser Feb. 18 at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

The dinner will be hosted by the Douglas County Republican Central Committee, which is the official Republican Party-affiliated organization in Douglas County, The committee says Arpaio will be the event's guest speaker at the annual event's VIP Reception.

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President Donald Trump pardoned Arpaio late last August after he was convicted of criminal contempt for defying a federal judge's order that he stop detaining immigrants simply for lacking legal status.

Arpaio was in office from 1993 to 2017.