Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) announced on Tuesday that he will not run for re-election in 2018.
A late August poll showed Flake primary challenger Dr. Kelli Ward, a former Arizona state senator, ahead of Flake by double digits. The poll showed twice as many Arizona Republicans supporting Ward than Flake.
During Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, he is reported to have said he would consider spending $10 million to back a challenger to Flake.
In August, Trump tweeted that it was “great” to see Ward running against Flake:
— Dr. Kelli Ward (@kelliwardaz) August 17, 2017
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