Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) gestures while talking to his campaign staff and volunteers at their office Saturday morning.
I think the most interesting race of the 2012 election, at least in Arizona, is going to be the primary battle between Congressman David Schweikert and Congressman Ben Quayle in the 6th Congressional District. Both are conservative, Republican, freshmen from the suburbs around Phoenix. Quayle is the son of former Vice President Dan Quayle, Schweikert a former Maricopa County treasurer. Both were elected to Congress in 2010, from neighboring districts. Thanks to the 10 year ritual of redistricting, they were thrown into the same district for the 2012 race, hence the primary battle. Both men are well known in Maricopa County GOP circles. It's the race I'm most looking forward to covering this summer.
Whoever wins this primary battle is almost certain to be sent to Washington. The district is overwhelmingly Republican and both are campaigning in the primary as though it's the general election.