Club for Growth wants Flake
February 10th, 2011
12:41 PM ET
7 years ago

Club for Growth wants Flake

(CNN) - The powerful conservative group Club for Growth appears to have chosen their candidate to replace Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl: Rep. Jeff Flake.

From a statement released today:

"Run, Jeff, run!" said Club President Chris Chocola.

"Jon Kyl has been one of the strongest pro-growth leaders in the Senate for more than a decade, and on behalf of all Club members, I thank him for his vision and leadership," Chocola added. "Jeff Flake has a 100 percent lifetime score on the Club for Growth's Congressional Score Card, and is one of America's most vocal champions for limited government and economic liberty. He is the perfect successor to Jon Kyl in the Senate, and Club for Growth PAC strongly encourages him to run for the seat."

Filed under: Jeff Flake
soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. GOP = Greed Over People

    Flake for the flakes, who would have guessed?

    February 10, 2011 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  2. Doug in NYC

    The jokes just write themselves, don't they!

    February 10, 2011 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  3. Roscoe

    Can't Bristol Palin run since she's a resident of Maricopa now? Maybe McCain could campaign for her.

    February 10, 2011 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  4. Protect and Defend Freedom of Speech in the USA

    Cluless "Dave" writes....
    Kyl knows he will not get re elected anyway. Thats the best way out. He not done anything for Arizona since in office. McCain will not get re elected either.
    Hey idiot, McCain WAS relected last November! GET A CLUE!!! Typical uninformed liberal...

    And yes, Flake would make a great candidate. Too bad Kyl is leaving just as the Republicans will be gaining the majority in the Senate. They could have used his excellent leadership.

    February 10, 2011 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  5. BeverlyNC

    Kyl is a terrible Senator, but of course, look at the State he comes from. I am thrilled Kyl is leaving. He should take worthless lying McCain with him. Arizona is one twisted state. I wouldn't even visit there again right now. They let transplant patients die, have a nutjob Governor, a nutjob Sheriff, preach hate speech and then act shocked when a real unstable person takes them seriously and shoots people. Flake – how appropriate. Republicans are all useless flakes.

    February 10, 2011 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  6. carlos

    more flakes on the senate side of the republiCONServatives??????/....joking right gopharts????

    February 10, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  7. rs

    No surprise. Virtually of of the Republicans signed pledges to Norquist to never raise taxes- mind you that they honor higher than to their responsibility to run the State of Arizona!

    THIS IS A WARNING to the rest of America- come and see the monumental train wreck Norquist and his minions have made of Arizona- This my friends is what lies in store for the rest of the country if he gets his way!

    February 10, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    "It's only 3 months after the elections when America told the Federal Government in no uncertain terms to get control of runaway spending and what do we read about? Obama out shopping for bullet trains and talking about the federal government going into the wireless communications business. "

    A. But but but...I thought the GOP "won the election" (even though it took only the House) and now controls everything. Please tell the class who controls/has first shot at the budget/purse strings.

    B. All we've heard about those who control the budget/purse strings, i.e., the GOP, is nonsense about repealing the health care reform law, which would cost us $230B to do, and coming up with several different ways to atke ownership of every womb in the country. They only just yesterday started revealing their "I've got mine and I'll get more if I screw you more" budget cut suggestions.

    C. With respect to wireless, the plan is to hold an auction for wi-com companies to purchase the rights to newly opened bandwidth...said auction would make the gov't billions and help reduce the debt/deficit. Moreover, it would help expand that private industry to give them access to new markets and more customers and would give those new customers access to what is arguably every home's most valuable resource for information and conducting personal business in this age (or at least one of its most valuable).


    February 10, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  9. Margie

    Especially flakes coming from Count Chocola. Which brand is he serving. Oh OH I know.....GOP –Gosh Ole Poopers.

    February 10, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    oops...missed one...

    D. If you really think that high speed rail isn't an absolute necessity of an investment in our "instrumentalities of interstate commerce" then you're not paying attention. The payoff from finally joining the rest of the world in having high-speed rail will be several times the amount it would cost in capital outlays just within the first decade of getting it done. China, Europe, Japan, Indonesia, etc. etc. etc., all have thousands of miles of high-speed rail and it saves their commuters untold hours of travel time and their societies untold expenses in fuel consumption. But hey, if you want to bow down to Big Oil, the auto industry and partisan hatred for the unionized labor that would be employed building the rail lines, be my guest.

    February 10, 2011 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    Oh, and as for Flake...TOO EASY. Geez.

    February 10, 2011 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  12. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Tell me that is not his real name, please! A 100% score for the Club for Growth is the only thing in a Congressman I can think of that is scarier than a 100% score from the US Chamber of Commerce! The Club for Growth as an anti-worker coalition is so bad they make the USCoC look like the booster club for the AFL-CIO!
    Of course, as he is running for Senate from Arizona, he will be guaranteed to win unless the State Republican Party manages to get a more viable candidate in place. If, however, the Tea Party types find he is too liberal for their tastes, they could pick some whack-job who will almost guarantee a Democratic win!

    February 10, 2011 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  13. Freedom

    I have just read the comments by two tyranny supporters. I am disgusted by GOP=Greed Over People and Doug in NYC. I will not remain silent while others support tyranny. I support Rep. Flake and if he runs, I will support him. Thank you Senator Kyl. On to more freedom in 2012. No more tyranny!

    February 10, 2011 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  14. President Trump....?

    Mr Trump is right when sighting how American-Companies have exported jobs and with it American high-tech (most of which was funded by American taxpayers) to China and India, but this Americans with only high-school education or less know as well.

    So-is..Donald Trump politically savvy to lead?...he is not !...
    So-is Donald Trump the richest man?...he is not!...
    So-is Donald Trump (you are fired) a geat actor?...he is not!...

    Donald Trump is a Bragger with an oversized ego...such egos are usually very fragile...!
    Donald Trump says he respects all Women (Lots of votes to be had there) but look the way he publically bashes
    Rosie, just because she does not support his oversized "EGO"....We rest the case when it comes to
    ..................................................."Donald Trump"............................................................................!!!

    February 10, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  15. Sandy

    What a Flake!

    February 10, 2011 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    Is Club for Growth the new name for Hair Club for Men?

    February 10, 2011 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  17. rich

    One flake replaces another flake. Can't get any worst. Both are suppresser of the citizens,

    February 10, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  18. Cardog

    It does not matter if the new candidate for senator in Arizona is Rep. Flake or some other flake the result will still be the same. I sometimes wonder if Arizona was the Australia of the United States back in the day??? We seem to draw the political fringe on the right to this state.

    In the event someone steps up and tells it like it is regarding the crazy laws we pass, the all of a sudden drive to rid ourselves of the people we have used for a hundred years without any outcry at all, by saying that Arizona is a mecca of bigotry and prejudice, just makes these right wing nuts go insane.

    February 10, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  19. The Real Tom Paine

    The title " Club for Growth" is insulting: like the rest of us want the economy to shrink? This is like "Club for Air", or a "March against Violance", a concept so obvious its name is insulting. A more accurate title is " Club for the Rich who don't care".

    February 10, 2011 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  20. michaelam

    Nah--too obvious--no challenge!
    It's all in the name!

    February 10, 2011 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  21. Russ

    How fitting!!!

    February 10, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  22. Crazy Harry

    Another ignoramus representing Arizona. Why change?

    February 10, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  23. Chipster

    Noooo! It's just TOO EASY! Come on, CNN! You must be just a little embarrassed with this? 🙂

    February 10, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  24. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    With that name, what jokes could the late night jokesters have... I would love to hear about this on Leno or Stewart.

    February 10, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  25. Seattle Sue

    I'm so disappointed, I thought Bristol Palin had moved to Arizona so she could run for Kyl's position. She is just as qualified as Kyl which is not much.

    February 10, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
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