Former Republican Tom O'Halleran faces 'conservative warrior' Eli Crane in race for Congress

Tom O’Halleran (D) and Eli Crane (R) are facing off in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes Flagstaff, on this November's ballot.

A former Chicago police officer, O’Halleran is a familiar figure in state politics. He’s a current member of the U.S. House, serving District 1.

He started his career in Arizona politics as a member of the Republican Party. Then, he crossed party lines in 2014, running unsuccessfully as an independent for a seat in the state Senate. O’Halleran joined the Democratic Party in 2016.

As a Democrat in the House, he has sat on the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

Crane, by contrast, is a political newcomer.

He was a Navy Seal and is endorsed by former President Donald Trump. He appeared on Shark Tank, launching his company, Bottle Breacher, which makes grenades and bullets into bottle openers. Crane beat Walt Blackman and five others in the primary, bringing in more than 33% of the vote.

 

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