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Jeff Flake Endorses Romney

11:28 AM, Sep 19, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has earned the endorsement of Arizona congressman and 2012 Senate candidate Jeff Flake. From a Romney press release:

“I am proud to announce Congressman Flake’s support,” said Mitt Romney. “Having such a strong advocate for the taxpayer on my Arizona team will be crucial as I reach out to voters across the state and spread my pro-growth message.”

“This election will be an important moment in our nation’s history,” said Congressman Flake. “The next president will be charged with reversing the failed policies of the last three years and making sure the future is as bright for our children as it was for the generations before them. Mitt Romney has the experience and vision to get our country on the right path again. Whether it was his time as governor or as a successful businessman, Mitt Romney has shown that he has the economic knowledge to create the environment for businesses to start hiring again.”

Flake, like Romney, is a Mormon. The six-term Republican congressman has long been a libertarian crusader against earmarks as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, and he has strong credibility among the Tea Party movement. Flake is seeking to succeed retiring Republican senator Jon Kyl next year.

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