Look Who’s Running To Replace This Pro-Trump Republican

The president pro tempore of the Arizona Senate has entered the race to replace disgraced Rep. Trent Franks, who resigned this month over allegations of sexual misconduct.

Republican Sen. Debbie Lesko intends to resign from her state Senate seat to direct her energy at the 2018 GOP primary, she told the Arizona Republic.

The candidate pool to replace Franks is already swimming with Republican hopefuls, including former state lawmaker Phil Lovas, who most recently worked for President Donald Trump’s Small Business Administration; Steve Montenegro, another former state senator; and Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump.

Lesko is a Trump supporter, she told the newspaper. She supports tightened border security and the GOP tax code overhaul legislation passed by Congress on Wednesday.

Read more at Roll Call.