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GOP Sen. Flake Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election

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GOP Sen. Flake Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election




Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) will not run for reelection citing the nastiness in the current GOP climate, The Arizona Republic reported Tuesday.

Flake told the newspaper that he will drop out of the race because “there may not be a place for a Republican like me in the current Republican climate or the current Republican Party.”

“Here’s the bottom line: The path that I would have to travel to get the Republican nomination is a path I’m not willing to take, and that I can’t in good conscience take,” Flake told The Republic in a telephone interview. “It would require me to believe in positions I don’t hold on such issues as trade and immigration and it would require me to condone behavior that I cannot condone.”



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