Jordan, a long-time conservative lawmaker, has served in Congress since 2007. Jordan is known as one of the most conservative members of the House and serves as chairman of the House Freedom Caucus. He previously served as chairman of the House Republican Study Committee.
Jordan beat Garrett with 68 percent of the vote in November 2014. At that time, Garrett was a write-in candidate. This time around, she’ll have more name recognition.
As part of her primary campaign, Garrett completed a two-week listening tour, stopping in each county in the district. She plans to do more tours before the general election.
“This district needs a lot of help,” Garrett said. “We need jobs, we need to improve our educational system and we need to take care of our seniors. I’m ready for this. … Those issues resonated with everyone, everywhere I went with.”