To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eli Crane
Rep. Eli Crane official photo, 118th Congress.jpg
Official portrait, 2023
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arizona's 2nd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2023
Preceded byTom O'Halleran (redistricting)
Personal details
Born (1980-01-03) January 3, 1980 (age 43)
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
SpouseJen Crane
EducationArizona Western College
University of Arizona
WebsiteHouse website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service2001–2014
UnitUnited States Navy SEALs

Elijah James Crane (born January 3, 1980)[1] is an American politician and businessman elected as the U.S. representative from Arizona's 2nd congressional district since 2023. A member of the Republican Party, Crane served in the United States Navy SEALs and co-founded Bottle Breacher, a company that manufactures bottle openers made of 50-caliber shell casings. In the 2022 election, Crane defeated incumbent Democrat Tom O'Halleran.[2]

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/1
    1 718
  • ELI CRANE | Power vs. Principle


Early life and education

Crane was born in Tucson, Arizona, and raised in Yuma.[3] His father worked as a pharmacist. Crane graduated from Cibola High School in 1998 and studied sociology at Arizona Western College and the University of Arizona. One week after the September 11 attacks, he dropped out of college and enlisted in the United States Navy.[4][5]


Crane served in the U.S. Navy from 2001 to 2014.[6] He graduated from Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training BUD/S class 256.[7] After SEAL Qualification Training (SQT), he received the NEC 5326 as a Combatant Swimmer (SEAL), entitled to wear the Special Warfare Insignia. During his career, he was a member of the United States Navy SEALs and was deployed five times.[8] After leaving the military, Crane co-founded Bottle Breacher, a company that manufactures bottle openers made of 50-caliber shell casings. He and his wife pitched the product on an episode of Shark Tank and received investments from Kevin O'Leary and Mark Cuban.[9][10]

U.S. House of Representatives

2022 election

During his 2022 campaign for Arizona's 2nd congressional district, Crane was endorsed by Donald Trump.[11] Crane additionally accepted the endorsement of far-right state senator Wendy Rogers before the date of the primary election.[12][13] Crane won the August Republican primary, defeating state representative Walter Blackman and others.[14] Crane promoted the false conspiracy theory that there were "massive amounts of fraud" in the 2020 United States Presidential Election. Crane called upon the Arizona State Legislature to decertify Joe Biden's victory in the state, and for the Attorney General of Arizona to launch a criminal investigation into alleged voter fraud.[15][16]


Crane did not support Kevin McCarthy for House Speaker, and was one of six Republicans to vote against him on every ballot in the 2023 election.[17][18] In the 15th and final round of voting, Crane dropped his support for a different candidate and voted "present".[19]


In 2023, Crane was among 47 Republicans to vote in favor of H.Con.Res. 21, which directed President Joe Biden to remove U.S. troops from Syria within 180 days.[20][21]

Caucus memberships

Personal Life

Crane is Protestant.[23]

Electoral history

Electoral history of Eli Crane
Year Office Party Primary General Result Swing Ref.
Total % P. Total % P.
2022 U.S. representative Republican 38,681 35.78% 1st 174,169 53.86% 1st Won Gain [24]


  1. ^ "Arizona New Members 2023". November 17, 2022. Retrieved November 18, 2022.
  2. ^ Brunig, Mladen (November 9, 2022). "Republican Crane Wins Arizona House Race, Defeating Democrat O'Halleran". Retrieved November 30, 2022.
  3. ^ "Eli Crane". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 3, 2022.
  4. ^ "Crane, Eli". Retrieved February 4, 2023.
  5. ^ "Eli Crane, AZ Congressional Candidate: America First | WLAC". The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show. Retrieved February 4, 2023.
  6. ^ Askarinam, Leah (April 11, 2022). "How a Little-Known Democrat Tries to Hold On". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved August 3, 2022.
  7. ^ "ELI CRANE".
  8. ^ Hansen, Ronald J. "State Rep. Walt Blackman, former Navy SEAL Eli Crane enter GOP race for Arizona's CD1". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved August 3, 2022.
  9. ^ Aleshire, Peter. "Crane seeks Republican congressional nomination". Retrieved August 3, 2022.
  10. ^ Fraioli, Sophia. "Kevin O'Leary gets to the bottom of Bottle Breacher's back-order issues on 'Beyond the Tank'". CNBC. Retrieved August 3, 2022.
  11. ^ "Trump looked surprised when his supporters loudly booed him at an Arizona rally over his Congress endorsement". Business Insider. Retrieved August 3, 2022.
  12. ^ Hernandez, Jacob. "Trump Makes Call to GOP Fundraiser Held in Show Low". White Mountain Independent. Retrieved February 2, 2023.
  13. ^ "Trump Endorsed Sen. Wendy Rogers Endorses Eli Crane for Congress". Eli Crane for Congress. Archived from the original on December 7, 2022. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
  14. ^ "Arizona Second Congressional District Primary Election Results". The New York Times. August 2, 2022. Retrieved November 30, 2022.
  15. ^ "Here Are the 253 Key Political Leaders Who Back Trump's False Claims of Election Fraud". Bloomberg News. September 6, 2022. Retrieved February 2, 2023.
  16. ^ Rogers, Alex; Zanona, Melanie; Raju, Manu. "12 GOP 'Young Guns' embrace Trump's election falsehoods". CNN. Retrieved February 2, 2023.
  17. ^ "Here's how Arizona's 9 House members voted for speaker". January 6, 2023. Retrieved January 9, 2023.
  18. ^ Mike Lillis, Emily Brooks (January 6, 2023). "The 14 Republicans who switched their votes to McCarthy". The Hill. Retrieved January 9, 2023.
  19. ^ "House Speaker Vote: Update from Catie Edmondson". The New York Times. January 7, 2023. Retrieved January 9, 2023.
  20. ^
  21. ^
  22. ^ "Full list of Freedom Caucus Members after 2022 midterms results". Newsweek. November 10, 2022. Retrieved December 3, 2022.
  23. ^ "Faith on the Hill: The religious composition of the 118th Congress". Pew Research Center. Retrieved March 6, 2023.
  24. ^ Primary election: General election:

External links

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arizona's 2nd congressional district

U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by United States representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
This page was last edited on 18 March 2023, at 06:21
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.