Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Arizona Sen Jeff Flake will not seek re-election; blasts Trump for 'reckless, undignified behavior'

By CNBC, Oct. 23, 2017

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., will not seek re-election next year, issuing a sharp rebuke to a Republican Party that he said has given into a "more viscerally satisfied anger and resentment" under President Donald Trump.

Flake, who drew Trump's ire when he published a book criticizing the GOP's current identity, considers himself a traditional fiscal conservative. He faced a brutal primary fight from the right from at least one candidate who alleged he did not do enough to support the president, while he had a general election challenge from the Democrats in a state that is far from a lock for Republicans.

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