Arizona’s Jeff Flake announces he will not seek re-election to U.S. Senate

by Dan Nowicki
October 25, 2017

Condemning the nastiness of Republican politics in the era of President Donald Trump, Sen. Jeff Flake on Tuesday announced he will serve out the remainder of his term but will not seek re-election in 2018.

The bombshell, which Flake, R-Ariz., delivered Tuesday afternoon on the Senate floor, will further roil Republican hopes of keeping the party’s 52-seat Senate majority in the midterm elections of Trump’s first term, when the president’s party historically loses seats in Congress.

It also likely will upend the race for Flake’s seat. Flake, who is among the Senate’s more prominent critics of Trump, had been struggling in the polls.

He told The Arizona Republic ahead of his announcement that he had become convinced “there may not be a place for a Republican like me in the current Republican climate or the current Republican Party.”

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Navy Bob says:

    Is he really leaving because he and the President are not getting along or because he is having his butt handed to him in his Party’s Primary? If the former is true, he is acting like the kid who takes his ball and goes home because he’s not the center of attention. He was the one going on TV and in other interviews, bad mouthing the President and disavowing the agenda. If the latter is true, he has lost the confidence of his constituents and should be gone. Others should take notice that their constituents may not be happy with RINO’s who are interfering with the agenda they sent the President to Washington to institute. Either way, so long.

  • Goldie says:

    First, good riddance. Second, this isn’t the President’s party; this is the rino party and what the American people want to change, with the President’s help.

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