Congressman David Schweikert, whose legislative focus is on fiscal issues, has demonstrated staying power in his Scottsdale-based seat since winning election by beating a Democrat incumbent in 2010 – even as his district has moved toward Democrats in presidential, gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races. But Democrats are promising that they will make this his toughest race yet.
It would be a real setback for the Jewish community if Schwiekert were replaced by a typical Democrat. After Hamas attacked Israelis on October 7th, Schweikert quickly spoke out in solidarity with the Jewish state and called for “unwavering” support for Israel’s self-defense. Within days, he introduced a bill to take the $6 billion the Biden administration wanted to send to Iran and redirect it to Israel.