ICYMI: Trump Candidate Wendy Rogers Takes on Democrat in Arizona
Former Air Force pilot and 5th generation military officer, Colonel Wendy Rogers, has announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination to Congress in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District. Speaking before supporters and the press in Sedona, home of Democrat Representative Tom O’Halleran, Rogers affirmed her devotion to the people of the 1st District, and invoked President Trump as she stated; ‘our district voted for Donald Trump, who is turning things around…Congress must be filled with public servants who will support our President.’ Following a previous run for the Republican nomination to Congress in 2016, in which she raised $485,000, Rogers has built a solid base amongst 1st District conservatives and is ready to go all in to serve the people of Arizona in Washington.
Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, which encompasses over 58,000 square miles (an area larger than that of 30 states), is the state’s largest Congressional District, and has historically voted Republican in both national and state-level elections, most recently voting in favor of President Trump in 2016, despite also sending a Democrat to Congress. Previously represented by now-Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, the 1st District has elected four different Congressmen and women since 2009, only one of which was a Republican, reflecting both ever-changing demographics due to redistricting, and an emerging ‘purple’ voting pattern in the region.