Republican Brandon Martin, left, faces Democratic incumbent Ann Kirkpatrick for the U.S. House seat in Congressional District 2.
By Justin Sayers | Arizona Daily Star
While Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District has seen a fair bit of turnover over the last decade, many are expecting Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick to coast to victory in November.
But with just a few weeks before Election Day, the 70-year-old four-term congresswoman is taking nothing for granted in the district that’s flip-flopped between Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Ron Barber over the last decade.
“We always run as hard as we possibly can because we don’t want to have any regrets on Election Day,” said Kirkpatrick, who returned to Congress in 2018 after a failed challenge to U.S. Senator John McCain. “I still consider it a very competitive district and we need to talk to the voters, tell them the facts and make sure people are ready to vote.”