- Rep. David Schweikert is operating against Democrat Jevin Hodge in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District.
- The 1st District is situated in the area east and northeast of Phoenix.
- Trump-endorsed Schweikert is the one Republican in Arizona’s congressional delegation who voted to simply accept the state’s election outcomes.
Republican Rep. David Schweikert faces off against Democrat Jevin Hodge in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District.
Arizona’s 1st Congressional District candidates
Democratic Rep. Schweikert is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee. He was the incumbent in Arizona’s sixth Congressional District, however is running in the 1st as a result of redistricting. Schweikert shocked the GOP base when he clinched former President Donald Trump’s endorsement forward of the first — he is the one Republican in Arizona’s congressional delegation who voted to simply accept the state’s election outcomes.
The six-term congressman, first elected in 2010, grew up underneath adoptive dad and mom after his unwed, teenage start mom determined against abortion and put him up for adoption, an experience he is mentioned has formed his opposition to abortion.
Prior to his time in Congress, the 60-year-old Republican served two phrases in the Arizona House of Representatives and labored for a number of years because the Maricopa County Treasurer. In Congress, Schweikert has advocated for tribal communities in Arizona, having lived alongside them for many of his life.
Hodge, Schweikert’s challenger, is the president of the board of administrators for the Booker T. Washington Child Development Center, an area nonprofit devoted to baby growth. If elected, Hodge, 28, can be the state’s first Black congressman and the second youngest Black congressman in the nation. In June, he was added to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Red to Blue” program.
Voting historical past for Arizona’s 1st Congressional District
Arizona’s 1st Congressional District consists of Scottsdale and elements of north and central Phoenix. It’s the one aggressive House race in the state that is at the moment held by the GOP.
Trump had a 4 proportion level margin of victory over Joe Biden underneath the district’s earlier boundaries in the 2020 presidential election. The district was redrawn to take in nearly 75% of the region that was part of its previous boundaries in redistricting following the 2020 Census, giving it a slight Republican edge.
The cash race
According to OpenSecrets, Schweikert has raised $1.6 million, spent $1.5 million, and has $244,577 available, as of September 30. His opponent, Hodge, has raised $1.9 million, spent $1 million, and has $855,517 money available, as of September 30.
As of late October, a number of dozen tremendous PACs, nationwide occasion committees, politically lively nonprofits, and different non-candidate teams have collectively spent about $2 million to advocate for or against candidates in this race, together with in the course of the race’s main section.
What specialists say
The race between Schweikert and Hodge is rated as “lean Republican” by Inside Elections, a “toss-up” by The Cook Political Report, and “leans Republican” by Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics.