States have taken on a more active role in federal policies over the past several years. How California Gov. Jerry Brown has become a foil to President Trump.
Arizona's new Ninth Congressional District is the most competitive in the state and is considered a toss-up by national political analysts. Republican nominee Vernon Parker spoke about his plans to improve the economy and modify the Affordable Care Act. Parker says he's in favor of some of the ACA's provisions, including parents' ability to keep their child covered until the age of 26. Parker also talked about why he was selected to record the Republican response to President Barack Obama's weekly radio address at the end of September.
Democratic challenger Kyrsten Sinema is scheduled to be on the program Oct. 24.