Rogers to fly into Safford for a meet-and-greet with area Republicans

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: Republican candidate for Congressional District 1 Wendy Rogers will be in Safford at the Manor House on Friday, Nov. 2. 

Locals will have two chances to see Rogers in person: During the monthly Graham County Republican Party Committee meeting at noon and at 6 p.m. at the same venue

By Jon Johnson

SAFFORD – As the race for Congressional District 1 heats up, retired Air Force pilot Wendy Rogers (R) will make a stop in Safford on Friday, Nov. 2, just days before the election Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Rogers will be the guest speaker at the monthly Graham County Republican Party Committee meeting held at The Manor House at 415 E. U.S. Highway 70 at noon. She will also be at the same venue, starting at 6 p.m., for a meet-and-greet.

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: Congressional District 1 candidate Wendy Rogers shows off her talking points during a previous trip to Graham County.

Rogers has been barnstorming the state in her airplane in her attempt to unseat incumbent Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D) AZ-1.

Her platform talking points are building a bigger border wall with Mexico, supporting President Donald J. Trump, protecting gun rights, cutting government spending, caring for our veterans and repealing the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) and Roe V. Wade, thereby making abortions illegal.

“I’m the best candidate because I served my country for 20 years,” Rogers previously told the Gila Herald during an event in August. “I have more leadership in this little finger than most candidates ever running for politics. Not only that, but I’ve been a small business owner and I still made a payroll. And those are the kinds of skills that we need in Congress today to be able to flip this seat from Democrat to Republican but also to support this president.”

Video By Jon Johnson/Gila Herald: Wendy Rogers campaigns in Pima in August.

The public is invited to come out to the Manor House, have a meal, and meet Rogers.