Wednesday, October 25, 2017

AZ: Senator Jeff Flake Will Not Seek Re-election

Senator Jeff Flake

Wow... Just heard it on Hannity. Flake decides not to run? Looks like Kelly Ward has an excellent chance to win the Senate seat. Kelly is a bona-fide Second Amendment supporter. Flake... well has turned out to be flakey...

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., intended to detail 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.

So what made Flake decide to throw in the towel. His seat may not have been perfectly safe, but he had a decent chance. Of course, he would have had to spend millions.  He now can keep the money and use it for other campaign causes.

But that is a huge step down from being an actual Senator!

Flake is fairly young. He is only 54 years old. He can likely smell a lot of roses in his remaining years. Maybe he will become a lobbyist.

Did someone dig up some skeletons in Flake's closet?

We may never know.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Go Kelly Ward