In this episode of John Hook's Newsmaker Saturday, we sit down with Arizona Congressman Juan Ciscomani for an interview. We also spoke with Peoria Mayor Jason Beck, who recently traveled to Israel, and saw the devastations left behind by the Hamas attack that preceded Israel's counterattack.
Redistricting after the 2020 U.S. Census gave the Arizona GOP candidates a leg up in three districts. Meanwhile, a district that had strongly favored Republicans for the past decade got only slightly less GOP-friendly.
Both candidates have characterized each other as too extreme for the 6th Congressional District that covers southeastern Arizona and sweeps through parts of Tucson, the Sonoran Desert, national forest and includes part of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Flipping just one Arizona district in November could help Republicans in Congress retake the U.S. House majority and push forward on priorities that include tougher security at the U.S.-Mexico border.