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Rep. Jeff Flake

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Medicare reforms roil senate contest

Flake and Carmona now in a dead heat, with misleading attack ads about Medicare central to the debate

The debate about the future of Medicare has exploded in the middle of the fierce, dead-heat contest between Rep. Jeff Flake and former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona to replace outgoing U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl.

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Flake blasts management of forests in Senate bid

U.S. Republican Senate candidate Jeff Flake last week organized a meeting in Show Low to push for a waiver of environmental laws and regulations to speed up forest thinning and restoration projects in the wake of wildfires.

Flake seizes Republican nomination for U.S. Senate

The battle for the U.S. Senate race pivoted to a high-stakes general election matchup this year in the face of Congressman Jeff Flake’s slaughter of challenger Wil Cardon in the Republican primary. The unopposed Democratic nominee, former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, wasted no time opening the general election campaign, with a meet-and-greet session slated during a swing through Payson on Sunday, Sept. 2. Flake racked up 69 percent of the Republican vote in Gila County, compared to 23 percent for Cardon, a Mesa businessman and investor who poured more than $7.5 million into his own campaign.

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Republican Senate primary provokes bitter confrontation

Flake, Cardon dominate race with struggle to win title of ‘most conservative’ candidate

Only in an Arizona Republican primary could you base a campaign on the assertion that Rep. Jeff Flake isn’t conservative enough.

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Flake fights back

Republican senate front-runner hits Payson hot on the trail of challenger

Republican U.S. Senate front-runner Jeff Flake fielded friendly questions at a party meet-and-greet in Payson, although the sharp criticisms of his chief competitor were still ringing in the ears of Rim Country listeners.


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