State Senator Wendy Rogers and State Representative March Finchem endorsed Eli Crane in the race for Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District seat.
Both Rogers and Finchem have received President Trump’s endorsement in their campaigns for reelection and Arizona Secretary of State, respectively.
Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips of True the Vote endorsed Eli Crane in the race for Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District seat, the campaign announced on Wednesday.
In an interview, Engelbrecht gave Crane a significant amount of credit for the work True the Vote has done on election integrity.
The National Republican Congressional Committee is targeting three U.S. House districts in Arizona for Republican takeover.
AZ-2, AZ-4, and AZ-6 are the targeted districts.
As Democrat incumbent U.S. Representative Tom O’Halleran continues to look vulnerable, Republicans are lining up to challenge him in the GOP primary for Arizona’s Second Congressional district.
The Arizona Sun Times previously reported that O’Halleran is considered one of the most vulnerable Democrat incumbents in the country and at least five candidates have declared against him.
Arizona’s 6th Congressional District is believed to be a prime target for a GOP pickup, according to Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight political blog, which rates the newly-redrawn district as “Competitive R.” Seven-term incumbent Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, a Democrat, announced in early 2021 she would not seek re-election; and the area’s voting history suggests the new boundary lines favor Republicans.
The Arizona redistricting process has made Democrat U.S. Representative Tom O’Halleran even more vulnerable to a Republican challenger.
Prior to redistricting, Representative O’Halleran’s then-AZ-1 had a partisan rating of R+6 according to the website FiveThirtyEight. After redistricting changed boundaries and district numbers, O’Halleran is running in AZ-2, which is now rated a R+15.