Episode Summary

With Donald Trump as president, it’s not easy to run for Congress as a Republican woman this year.

For Lea Márquez Peterson, who’s a GOP primary contender in Arizona’s second congressional district, that means she’s had to develop a strategy that both hugs the president’s policies – and distances herself from him.

Episode Notes

With Donald Trump as president, it’s not easy to run for Congress as a Republican woman this year.

For Lea Márquez Peterson, who’s a GOP primary contender in Arizona’s second congressional district, that means she’s had to develop a strategy that both hugs the president’s policies – and distances herself from him.

On the second episode of our "Tracking the candidates" mini-series, we talk to Márquez Peterson about her pivot to politics from business, her powerhouse fundraising efforts, being the only Hispanic woman in the room, and her Republican primary campaign in the era of President Donald Trump.

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Join POLITICO’s Anna Palmer on the Women Rule Podcast as she takes you backstage with women bosses for real talk on how they made it and what advice they have for women looking to lead. New episodes every Wednesday. Women Rule is produced by POLITICO in partnership with our founding partners Google and the Tory Burch Foundation.