The Trump endorsed, former Navy Seal, Eli Crane has won the Republican primary for Arizona’s 2nd District U.S House seat. He will now face incumbent Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) in November’s midterm elections.
Dave Wasserman of Cook Political shared the victory on Twitter Tuesday night.
Donald Trump shared his endorsement of Crane on July 22nd on Truth Social ahead of his rally in Prescott Valley AZ.
“Eli Crane is running for Congress in the Great State of Arizona. Eli is a retired Navy SEAL and successful businessman who proudly served and loves our incredible, but seriously under siege, Country. Eli will fight for Election Integrity, Secure the Border, Support our Military and vets and Defend the Second Amendment.”
“With Eli as the Republican Nominee, we will defeat Democrat Tom O’Halleran, a puppet of Nancy Pelosi, who is weak on Borders, the Second Amendment, Election Integrity, and is a disgrace to the people of Arizona. Eli Crane has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
Many Trump-endorsed candidates won their primaries in Arizona including incumbent U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R), whose race was quickly called.
Crane has many other endorsements, including an endorsement from U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH).
The top issues according to Crane’s campaign website are election integrity and border security.
Arizona borders Mexico and has felt the pressure from the ongoing border crisis in the United States.
Arizona is one state that has taken measures after the 2020 presidential election to help with securing its elections.
Tom O’Halleran has served as U.S. House Rep. for Arizona’s first district since 2017, and due to redistricting will now be facing Crane in the midterm election for Arizona’s 2nd district. O’Halleran was formerly a Republican who served in the Arizona State Senate, he then switched parties becoming a Democrat in 2015, and successfully ran for a U.S. House seat.
The pair are set to face off on the ballot on November 8th. Many are expecting a “red wave” and it is possible that Republicans will take back the House. Crane could likely help make the “red wave” a reality.
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