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Rep. Flake crusades against government

Senate candidate blows through Payson with blast at federal spending, regulation

Republican Senate candidate front runner Jeff Flake brought his campaign back to Payson for the second time in three weeks with a sharply drawn attack on federal regulations, the Democratic Senate, President Barack Obama and federal spending. “We’re closer to the edge of the cliff than we’ve ever been,” said the five-term Republican congressman seeking to replace retiring Sen. Jon Kyl. “Unfortunately, Congress tends to not act only when we’re halfway over the edge staring into the abyss. I don’t think we know where that edge of the cliff is. We could have a treasury auction and there are just no buyers — and China says, ‘we have enough of your debt.’”

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