Tom O’Halleran, Eli Crane square off in GOP stronghold of District 2

Incumbent Tom O’Halleran drew the quick finish of the stick because the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission recast congressional district boundaries for 2022.

Instead of the district in which he was elected for 3 phrases, about evenly divided between events, he was assigned the brand new 2nd Congressional District, which tilted closely Republican.

Despite the political demographics, Democrat O’Halleran’s race in opposition to his Republican challenger, businessman Eli Crane, seems to have tightened.

The candidates to signify the district, which is usually exterior Phoenix and Tucson metro areas, are fielding questions in regards to the economic system, inflation, the border and water.

O’Halleran, the co-chair of the reasonable Democrat Blue Dog Caucus, says laws handed by Congress throughout this previous time period — the CHIPS and Science Act, the bipartisan infrastructure regulation and the Inflation Reduction Act —  will assist enhance Arizona’s economic system and drought-fighting efforts. He additionally says the necessity for reasonably priced high-speed web is a precedence and helps quickly halting the federal gasoline tax.

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