“Jeff Flake just can’t catch a break. He continues to be a sitting duck to the attacks of his Arizona GOP enemies,” said Arizona Democratic Party Communications Director Enrique Gutierrez. “Seems both sides are tired of his inefficiency as a lawmaker, and are working hard to replace him. Arizonans see right through him - spending his time in Washington voting against their interest - they know it’s time for him to go.”
Associated Press | Erica Werner and Bob Christie | 10/8/2017
"...Flake is bottoming out in polls. Yet Republicans look like they may be stuck with a hard-core conservative challenger who some fear could win the primary but lose in the general election."
"'I don't see how he survives a primary. I don't see how he survives a general. The numbers just don't add up,' added Surabian, who worked at the White House as an adviser to Steve Bannon, then the president's top strategist."
"But Flake can't even count on support from fellow members of his Arizona delegation. GOP Rep. Trent Franks demurred when asked if he would be supporting Flake for re-election.
'I'm probably not going to, for a lot of reasons, not going to address that,' Franks said..."
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