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PHOENIX - First it was governor and now there is speculation that Sheriff Joe Arpaio may run for president in 2012.
Arpaio says he is heading to New Hampshire next week, which is a key early primary state that presidential candidates have to visit in order to build momentum.
Adding fuel to the fire is a statement from Arpaio political adviser Chad Willems issued Thursday in which he said, "People just don't go to New Hampshire if they are not interested in these things."
The sheriff is scheduled to be in New Hampshire as a keynote speaker at a republican gathering.
Arpaio says he plans on being sheriff for six more years but said "never say never" when asked if he plans to make a bid for the White House.