On December 7, Trent Franks announced his retirement from Congress among sexual assault allegations. This has created a major election in one of the key swing states of the 2018 midterm elections. This seat is even more important because the winning candidate will likely have 4 elections in the next 9 months.
They will have a primary and a general for the special election, as well as a primary and general for the standard 2018 midterms in November.
One of the key candidates in this race is Steve Montenegro. He is a proven conservative that we need in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Steve and his family LEGALLY immigrated to the U.S. from El Salvador when he was a child. This has caused him to be a vocal supporter of securing the borders and ending illegal immigration. He has spoken about these, and other topics, on Fox News, CNN, Univision, and Telemundo.
Montenegro began serving in the Arizona State Legislature in 2009, and entered the State Senate earlier this year. In 2015, Steve was named the Legislator of the Year by the Arizona Republican Party.
Steve Montenegro recently announced he is running for the seat vacated by Trent Franks in the U.S. House of Representatives. Since announcing his candidacy, Steve Montenegro has been endorsed by Senator Ted Cruz, Hon. Rick Santorum, Hon. Trent Franks, among others. These true conservatives know that Steve needs to be serving in Washington, and they know how important this race is.
If Montenegro wins his primary on February 27, he’ll have to turn around and win a general election in April. And this election is way too close to call right now. In a recent poll, Steve has only a 2% edge on his opponent.
The results of this race are going to be watched extremely closely. Arizona’s Senate seat, vacated by Jeff Flake, is seen as a major swing seat for the Senate. Additionally, due to health concerns, many people fear Senator McCain may soon retire. Both parties are watching this race and will use it to rally voters later in 2018.
Steve Montenegro would deal a massive blow to Democrats’ attempts to flip Congress this year. Now more than ever we must elect leaders who will fight to strengthen America and protect our Constitution.