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    Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake denounced President Trump today during his announcement that he won’t seek re-election in 2018. He told the Arizona Republic "there may not be a place for a Republican like me in the current Republican climate or the current Republican Party."

    http://www.npr.org/2017/10/24/559889527/arizona-republican-sen-jeff-flake-says-he-wont-seek-re-election-denounces-trump

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  2. Sen. Flake: GOP Must Stand Against Trump’s Behavior ‘Or Lose That Chance’ : The Two-Way : NPR

    Sen. Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican who announced his retirement on Tuesday in a fiery speech denouncing the president, tells Morning Edition "the pivot we all hoped for isn’t coming."

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/25/559959826/sen-flake-gop-must-stand-against-trumps-behavior-or-lose-that-chance

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  3. What Jeff Flake’s retirement means for the GOP in 2018 - The Washington Post

    Public criticism of the president from GOP senators seems unprecedented. But is it? Reporter Sean Sullivan weighs in on implications for the 2018 election. Plus, historian Laurence Jurdem on what FDR’s past actions mean for Trump today.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/10/27/will-trump-lose-gop-majorities-in-2018-if-he-keeps-fighting-with-republican-lawmakers/

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  4. Robert Graham On His Possible Primary Challenge To Sen. Jeff Flake : NPR

    President Trump has been reportedly hunting for primary challengers for his Republican critics. Scott Simon talks with Robert Graham, a potential primary challenger for Sen. Jeff Flake in Arizona.

    http://www.npr.org/2017/07/22/538705441/robert-graham-on-his-possible-primary-challenge-to-sen-jeff-flake

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  5. GOP Senators Continue To Speak Out About Trump’s Approach To Governing : NPR

    Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, a critic of President Trump, called out the president during his announcement that he won’t see re-election in 2018. He’s adding his voice to others in his party who are speaking out about Trump. But what is the impact?

    http://www.npr.org/2017/10/24/559889585/gop-senators-continue-to-speak-out-about-trumps-approach-to-governing

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