David Schweikert

Jul 13, 2023

US House majority in play next year after weak GOP midterm showing, court ruling

 Republican Rep. David Schweikert used to win his wealthy, suburban Phoenix congressional district by nearly 30 points. Then Donald Trump was elected president, and his victories started shrinking.

Nov 14, 2022

AP calls win for Schweikert as he expands lead over Hodge

The Associated Press called a victory for incumbent Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., who furthered the gap between him and Democrat Jevin Hodge in Congressional District 1’s House of Representatives race.

Dec 23, 2020

Census figures indicate AZ gets 10th seat in House

All those folks fleeing elsewhere puts Arizona on track for picking up a 10th seat in the U.S. House of Representatives beginning in 2022.

Dec 10, 2020

Improving HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act

There are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, including 150,000 in Arizona. Over 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, including 346,000 in Arizona.

Sep 30, 2020

6 ways Congress can fight for recovery from pandemic now

By Valley of the Sun United Way It’s clear the coronavirus has had a devastating impact on workers, families and businesses in Maricopa County and across Arizona. Our community is hurting and without immediate action from Congress, even more families will lose the federal supports that are keeping the country from economic collapse. Locally, requests […]

Sep 21, 2020

Time to ditch ‘the free care in ER’ guy

Before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect, I personally experienced discrimination in the individual health insurance market and struggled to get coverage for a pre-existing condition. So when an email from Rep. David Schweikert bearing the subject line, “Myth vs. Fact on Healthcare” landed in my inbox, I opened it with a healthy dose of skepticism.

The Colorado River flows through the Grand Canyon. A federal study found that fish in the Grand Canyon and 20 other national parks in the West have trace amounts of mercury. (U.S. Geological Survey Photo)
Aug 31, 2020

Projects to restore public lands, national parks can begin

This bipartisan, bicameral legislative victory did not come easily. It took decades of grassroots work and the tireless support of conservation champions in Congress to see permanent funding of the LWCF - a conservation program paid for by royalties from offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters that typically receives less than half of its allotment.

Aug 4, 2020

Tiperneni heads for showdown with Schweikert

Hiral Tipirneni appears headed towards the Democratic nomination in Arizona’s Sixth Congressional District and will likely face Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. David Schweikert in November. The Associated Press has already called the race for her.

Jul 17, 2020

Ugenti-Rita defends seat against spectrum of detractors

Bright yellow signs blasting Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita as “ethically compromised” litter roads in Scottsdale, where the 10-year incumbent seeks to fend off a primary challenge from a well-funded opponent. It’s the most intense primary yet for Ugenti-Rita, one of the Senate’s most conservative Republicans, who swept into office in 2010 as a first-time candidate riding […]

May 29, 2020

Few contested primaries for independents to influence

Independent voters don’t have many contested races in Maricopa County in which they can sway the outcome with Arizona primary elections roughly two months away.

Dec 13, 2019

Democratic fundraising titans prepare for Arizona clash in 2020

Big-money national Democratic groups are gearing up for what could prove to be a watershed election in Arizona, investing millions in staff, advertising and canvassing efforts to swing key races and turn out likely Democratic voters.

Aug 16, 2019

Return to roots of equality would Make Arizona Great Again

It is way past time for Arizona to go back to its roots and support the equality of women. The delegation in Washington D.C. needs to sign on the Senate and House resolutions and the state Legislature needs to listen to the will of the people and ratify the ERA in 2020.