National Govt & Politics

Updated: October 24, 2017

Sen. Jeff Flake announces he will not seek re-election


By Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

WASHINGTON —

Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, announced Tuesday that he won’t seek re-election in 2018 amid the tumultuous state of U.S. national politics.

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Flake, R-Arizona, told The Arizona Republic that he has become convinced "there may not be a place for a Republican like me in the current Republican climate or the current Republican Party."

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