Republican congressional candidate Steve Montenegro labels himself "a leader of virtue, honor and integrity."

So how could he accept the endorsement of his former boss, Congressman Trent Franks, who was forced out of office by allegations of sexual misconduct?

On this weekend's "Sunday Square Off," Montenegro and I discuss the Franks endorsement; his sponsorship of an Arizona bill that would have radically altered the way we elect presidents; and his response to President Trump's plan to give citizenship to almost 2 million undocumented immigrants.

The special primary election to fill Franks' seat in the West Valley's 8th Congressional District is Feb. 27. Early ballots were mailed to voters last week.

Public and private polls of the Republican primary show Montenegro is neck and neck with Debbie Lesko, both of them former state legislators, atop the 12-person GOP field.

Dr. Hiral Tipirneni and Brianna Westbrook are running in the Democratic primary.

Also on "Square Off":

-Rachel Leingang, of the Arizona Capitol Times, and political analyst Chris Herstam, take a closer look at why GOP State Rep. Don Shooter was expelled from the House last week and whether his ouster changes what many have described as the Capitol's "culture of harassment."

-Democratic State Rep. Eric Descheenie of Chinle explains why he sponsored a bill (HB 2499) that would give Native-American tribes in Arizona a veto over the use of disparaging team names, such as the Redskins or the Indians, at any professional or college sports venue that accepts public dollars.

-Does a new electric-truck plant announced by Gov. Doug Ducey last week have enough cash to follow through on the promise of 2,000 jobs? We verified it.

"Sunday Square Off" airs at 8 a.m. Sundays on 12 News, after NBC's "Meet the Press."

With Shooter gone, what changes at Capitol?

We take a closer look at whether GOP State Rep. Don Shooter's expulsion from the House for sexual harassment will change what many have described as the Capitol's "culture of harassment.

Montenegro explains support for 'popular vote

Republican congressional candidate Steve Montenegro explains his support for the 'national popular vote' when he was in the state Legislature. That bill has become a hot topic in the GOP primary.

Tribes would get veto on offensive team names under new bill

Democratic State Rep. Eric Descheenie of Chinle explains why he wants to give Native-American tribes in Arizona a veto over the use of disparaging team names.

Can electric-truck maker deliver 2,000 jobs?

Does a new electric-truck plant announced by Gov. Doug Ducey last week have enough cash to follow through on the promise of 2,000 jobs?