Earlier this year "The Gaggle: An Arizona politics podcast," launched a miniseries profiling each congressional district in Arizona. 

In this week's episode, we're taking a look at the West Valley's Congressional District 8. It's home to popular spots in the state like State Farm Stadium, where the Arizona Cardinals play, as well as the popular concert venue Gila River Arena. 

It includes Glendale, Peoria, and Surprise. It also has large retirement communities in towns like Sun City and Sun City West. Republican Debbie Lekso represents the district in Congress. She took the seat in a special election in 2018

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Lekso joined hosts Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Ronald J. Hansen to talk about the political issues most important to her community, including social security and veteran benefits.

You'll also hear from voters directly on which issues are most likely to drive them to the polls.

The best way to listen is to subscribe to The Gaggle on your favorite podcast app, but you can also stream the full episode below. 

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