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Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona has finally thrown in the towel and announced he will not run for re-election in 2018. Flake has embarrassed himself and become very unpopular in Arizona after spending the last two years attacking President Trump. Flake, an avid open borders, pro-illegal immigration, and ‘free trade’ deal advocate has cratered in polling.
Flake gave a whiny speech on the Senate floor denouncing Trump and concluding:
- “I have decided that I will be better able to represent the people of Arizona and to better serve my country and my conscience by freeing myself from the political considerations that consume far too much bandwidth and would cause me to compromise far too many principles.”
“To that end, I am announcing today that my service in the Senate will conclude at the end of my term in early January 2019.”
Press Sec Sanders said that it was a good decision Flake decided not to run, “based on the lack of support that he has from the people of Arizona, it’s probably a good move.”
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) October 24, 2017
With Flake’s exit, Doctor and former State Senator Kelli Ward will be a huge favorite to capture the GOP nomination in a head to head match up with democrat congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema.
Other republicans that have been rumored to be jumping into the senate race include Arizona State Treasurer Jeff DeWit, former Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham and Arizona Board of Regents member Jay Heiler.
Remember when the "experts" said @kelliwardaz had no chance at winning?
Bye, Jeff Flake!
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) October 24, 2017