Taking on the GOP

Aug 10, 2017

Billionaire Robert Mercer was one of President Trump’s biggest financial backers. He is now looking to take down Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona. Mercer is donating $300,000 to a super PAC that is backing primary challenger Kelli Ward. Senator Flake recently released a book, “Conscience of a Conservative.” Within the book, Flake argues that the Republican party is responsible for the rise of Donald Trump. The senator did not endorse Trump during the campaign and urged Trump to withdraw after the Access Hollywood tapes were released. As well, he refused to attend the Republican nominating convention. At one point during the campaign, Trump said that he might spend $10 million of his own money to help unseat Flake. Jeff Flake is considered to be one of the most vulnerable Republican senators up for re-election in 2018. President Trump is following the primary closely.