USA Today: Donors give controversial sheriff $5.5M in past 2 years


"In some ways, it's a unique situation. It's a question of whether or not they can turn their bad news into a narrative for their supporters," said senior counsel Larry Noble of the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, a Washington nonprofit that tracks campaign-finance issues. "It fits an argument that he makes, that it's 'us against them.' "


"He's made a national reputation for himself. He has capitalized on raising funds nationwide, which many sheriffs cannot do," Noble said.

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