July 11, 2017

Trump threatens to spend $10 milion of his own money to defeat senator

Independent, UK - Insiders told Politico that Mr Trump has spoken openly of spending $10m out of his own pocket to defeat Arizona Senator Jeff Flake in the 2018 midterms.

The Senator was critical of Mr Trump throughout his campaign, especially following the release of “Access Hollywood” footage that showed the then-candidate bragging about sexual assault.

Mr Flake has also criticized Mr Trump’s actions as president, clashing with the leader on issues such as immigration and international trade. He is also one of the most outspoken critics of the GOP's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, which threatens to leave 22m more people uninsured by 2026.

Reelection has always been uncertain for Mr Flake, who only narrowly won his seat in 2012. He is already facing a challenge from former state Senator Kelli Ward, an ardent Trump supporter, and may attract more. A February poll from Political Marketing International showed Ms Ward leads him in the polls by a margin of seven per percent .

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