Sheriff Paul Babeu, famous for challenging the Obama administration's handling of "Fast and Furious," is mulling a potential run at Arizona's newly formed 4th congressional district

Babeu, a Republican, announced the formation of an exploratory committee on Monday. "I believe the real deficit in Washington is one of leadership," said the Pinal County Sheriff in a statement.

The National Sheriff's Association's "Sheriff of the Year," Babeu continued, "It's clear that Washington is broken. To fix it we'll need leaders unafraid to make tough decisions, leaders more worried about the next generation than the next election. I believe it may be time for a new Sheriff in Washington."

Babeu is a retired major in the Army National Guard and served a tour of duty in Iraq. He is also an outspoken critic of "Fast and Furious," the failed Obama Administration gun-running program.

Jake Gibson is a producer working at the Fox News Washington bureau who covers politics, law enforcement and intelligence issues.