Roll Call: Democrats See New Opportunity in McSally’s Old House Seat

GOP Rep. Martha McSally’s decision to enter the Arizona Senate race has opened up her hotly contested House seat, giving Democrats even more hope that they can win back the seat in 2018.

Republicans say they still have a chance at holding the 2nd District seat in southern Arizona, especially with the right candidate. But Democrats see energy on their side, fueled in part by a backlash to President Donald Trump. And they are hopeful the race will be an example of a Democrat flipping a seat that Hillary Clinton carried in November.

“The path to a Democratic majority in the House runs right through this district,” said former Democratic Rep. Ron Barber, who represented the district from 2012 to 2015.

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