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GOP senator joins support for Flake in contentious Arizona primary [Joni Ernst! Aargh!]
The Hill ^ | 8/30/17 | Josh Delk

Posted on 09/03/2017 2:01:02 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

A Senate Republican is standing up for a GOP colleague in his contentious reelection bid, despite opposition from President Trump.

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) will speak at a Phoenix fundraiser for Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) in support of the senator's reelection campaign against a pro-Trump challenger, according to azcentral.com.

Ernst will appear at a Young Republicans meet-and-greet event on Sept. 7, followed by a "Women for Flake" fundraiser the next day, Flake's campaign told the paper.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 2018; fireflake; flake; kelliward; vote
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I am very disappointed. I can find a little solace in the fact that Joni is a noob and is trying to get some solid footing....she is more susceptible to being handled by someone like McConnell strong-arming her.

I hope she hears from LOTS of Iowa voters and Trump supporters that she is making a YUGE mistake in helping this weasel named Flake.

1 posted on 09/03/2017 2:01:02 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

If the challenger is pro-Trump, then goodbye Flake and good riddance. People are wising up, even in AZ.


2 posted on 09/03/2017 2:04:30 PM PDT by Bullish (Whatever it takes to MAGA)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ernst Don’t support Ward because she is a woman but would do a better job. Guess most incumbents would never oppose another because you need to work with each other, But no need to visit his state.


3 posted on 09/03/2017 2:07:14 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is on twitter @SarahMGellar)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)”

Idiot, or anti-Trumper or paid off or threatened?


4 posted on 09/03/2017 2:07:56 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Bullish

Ward IS very pro-Trump and now Joni needs to be gotten rid of..ASAP!


5 posted on 09/03/2017 2:08:27 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: SoFloFreeper
The Senate Majority Leader supports Flake, therefore his troops in the Senate are expected to fall into line. Failure to do so would mean a loss of influence within the Republican Senate caucus, influence that can make or break a senator. Ernst is doing what her position requires her to do, nothing more.

If McConnell is removed at some future time, the axis of power within the Senate will shift, and so will she.

6 posted on 09/03/2017 2:08:40 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius available at Amazon.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Arizona needs a little Head and Shoulders.


7 posted on 09/03/2017 2:10:09 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Innovative

She’s turned out to be a real disappointment...to put it mildly.


8 posted on 09/03/2017 2:10:59 PM PDT by x1stcav (We have the guns. Do we have the will?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think she was one of the few who didn’t turn her back on Trump during the election so this is a surprise.


9 posted on 09/03/2017 2:12:37 PM PDT by nhwingut (Trump Pence 16 - Blow Up DC)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Stick to your hog ads, sweetie, & leave other campaigns alone.


10 posted on 09/03/2017 2:14:06 PM PDT by txrefugee (.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What irks me is how that little viper—like so many others—deceptively climbed into office as supposed tea partiers.


11 posted on 09/03/2017 2:14:31 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: SoFloFreeper

It didn’t take long for McConnell and Cornyn to co-opt her.

It seems near impossible for rookies to resist the Swamp’s siren call once they arrive in DC.


12 posted on 09/03/2017 2:14:51 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck ( Socialism consumes EVERYTHING!)
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To: 9YearLurker

What a shock, politicians are worthless phonies. Total sarcasm.


13 posted on 09/03/2017 2:17:29 PM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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To: Rastus

“Arizona needs a little Head and Shoulders.”

Well, Ernst is going to AZ to give...Shoulders?


14 posted on 09/03/2017 2:17:36 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Wake up and smell the Covfefe.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
That's hoe you Slit Your Own Political Throat Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) .
15 posted on 09/03/2017 2:20:34 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country.)
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To: Rastus

Old Playboy cartoon...,

First co-ed: What are you giving your boyfriend for his birthday?

Second co-ed: Head and Shoulders

First co-ed (puzzled): How do you give shoulders?


16 posted on 09/03/2017 2:22:09 PM PDT by clintonh8r (AMERICA! THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY SCREEN NAME OBSOLETE!)
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To: clintonh8r

I gave money to her campaign because she had Tea Party endorsing her, now that she outed herself, she will have me opting out of her emails.

I hate it when I have to admit I got fooled by a Rino.


17 posted on 09/03/2017 2:26:45 PM PDT by Zenjitsuman (Y)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Agreed, those guys are desperate. She may have been promised committee spots or pork. When it was time to show her colors she turned her coat.


18 posted on 09/03/2017 2:28:47 PM PDT by JayGalt (Let Trump Be Trump)
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To: SoFloFreeper

RINOs:

Turds of a feather
Plop together


19 posted on 09/03/2017 2:34:06 PM PDT by taxcutisapayraise (Making Statism Unpopular)
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To: Bullish

How tone deaf. They leave town for 30 days and then come back and campaign. Will they ever do their jobs? Answer-No if it helps Donald Trump. Throw the bums out!


20 posted on 09/03/2017 2:41:53 PM PDT by starshiner
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