Beat: Impact: US House 2022


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Incumbents Have Edge, but Redistricting Scrambles House Race Outlooks

Arizona’s congressional incumbents have the advantage of name recognition and fundraising leads. Analysts say they might need both to keep their seats.

Members of the group "Arizona Republicans Who Believe In Treating Others With Respect" hold signs in support of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, during evening rush hour in Phoenix, Arizona on October 16, 2020. - Arizona has not elected a Democrat since Bill Clinton's second win in 1996, but is undergoing major demographic changes. The state best known abroad for the Grand Canyon is seeing a rapid growth in urban areas, among young college-educated voters, and in its robust Latino community -- groups that tend to favor the Democratic Party. But key to next month's election is that the average Arizona voter, whether Republican or Democrat, tends to be more moderate and is "tired of the President's behavior and the rhetoric coming from his campaign," according to Arizona State University politics lecturer Gina Woodall.
Party Poopers: Independent Voter Registrations Surge as Parties Fall

Republican, Democratic and Libertarian parties all saw drops in registration from the general election, while unaffiliated voters made strong gains.

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Rep. Paul Gosar Introduces Amendment to Defund Capitol Police

The six-term congressman has consistently downplayed the violent and deadly insurrection by supporters of former President Donald Trump.

Rep. Andy Biggs speaking to a House committee
Rep. Andy Biggs Is Upset at the Biden Administration for… Seizing Drugs?

Rep. Andy Biggs wants to know why people aren't upset that border agents stopped massive amounts of fentanyl from entering the US.

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‘I Reject Racism,’ Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar Writes After Voting Against Making Juneteenth a National Holiday

Arizona Republican Reps. Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs on Wednesday voted against making Juneteenth a national holiday.