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Jeff Flake Drops Out, Denounces Trump

Arizona senator won't run for re-election, bemoans 'lack of decency' in DC
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2017 2:37 PM CDT
Updated Oct 24, 2017 3:48 PM CDT

(Newser) – In a surprise move, GOP Sen. Jeff Flake said Tuesday that he will not run for re-election in Arizona. Flake had tangled often with President Trump and had been seen as vulnerable to a challenge from the Steve Bannon wing of the party. Flake said he was a "traditional conservative" and feared there was no longer a place for politicians like him in the GOP. In a blistering speech, he bemoaned a "flagrant disregard of truth and decency" in today's politics, with the AP calling it a "tacit broadside" against Trump.

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