Senators expect immigration legislation this week
March 31st, 2013
10:49 AM ET
1 year ago

Senators expect immigration legislation this week

(CNN) - Members of the bipartisan Gang of Eight senators working out immigration overhaul legislation said Sunday they expect to have a draft bill agreeable to their circle by the end of this week. But Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, a member of the group, issued a statement saying it was too soon to consider the deal struck.

"I'm encouraged by reports of an agreement between business groups and unions on the issue of guest workers. However, reports that the bipartisan group of eight senators have agreed on a legislative proposal are premature," he wrote.
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Immigration front and center as senators tour border
March 27th, 2013
06:41 PM ET
1 year ago

Immigration front and center as senators tour border

(CNN) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators at the heart of the debate over immigration reform toured the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona on Wednesday - the latest sign of growing legislative momentum on a polarizing issue that has been stalled on Capitol Hill for years.

Arizona GOP Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake were joined on the tour by New York's Chuck Schumer and Colorado's Michael Bennet, both Democrats. The four men are part of a group of eight senators expected to unveil comprehensive legislation soon after Congress returns from its spring break in April.

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Filed under: Charles Schumer • Immigration • Jeff Flake • John McCain • Michael Bennet
Obama charm offensive continues ahead of Hill visits
March 12th, 2013
09:28 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama charm offensive continues ahead of Hill visits

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama called two more Republican senators Monday in advance of a high profile charm offensive on Capitol Hill this week, White House and Congressional officials have confirmed.

The president contacted freshman Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona to talk about the issue of immigration reform while another call to Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois focused on gun control and deficit reduction, "among other issues," according to a White House official.
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Filed under: Congress • Gun control • Gun rights • Immigration • Jeff Flake • Mark Kirk • President Obama
Graham introduces background check bill with NRA backing
March 6th, 2013
08:04 PM ET
1 year ago

Graham introduces background check bill with NRA backing

Washington (CNN) – New legislation introduced Wednesday aims to close one loophole in the process of purchasing a gun.

The bill from Sen. Lindsey Graham and three other bipartisan lawmakers expands the scope of mental health information submitted to the background check system used by gun sellers. It has the backing of the National Rifle Association, and background check-related legislation has been considered the most likely of the various gun violence proposals to survive the legislative process.
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control • Gun rights • Jeff Flake • Lindsey Graham • Mark Begich • NRA
Flake, of Arizona, wins Senate seat
November 7th, 2012
12:51 AM ET
2 years ago

Flake, of Arizona, wins Senate seat

(CNN) - In Arizona, Republican Rep. Jeff Flake defeated Democrat Richard Carmona to win a U.S. Senate seat, according to a CNN projection.

Flake, a vocal fiscal conservative, led 51 to 45%, with 57% of the estimated vote total counted, when the projection was made. He will take the seat now held by retiring GOP Sen. Jon Kyl.
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Filed under: Arizona • Jeff Flake
Flake trumps Cardon in Arizona GOP Senate primary, unofficial results show
August 29th, 2012
12:30 AM ET
2 years ago

Flake trumps Cardon in Arizona GOP Senate primary, unofficial results show

(CNN) – Arizona Rep. Jeff Flake defeated businessman Wil Cardon in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat, earning roughly 200,000 more votes, unofficial results showed early Wednesday morning.

Cardon has conceded from the race.

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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Jeff Flake
Flake favored to win Arizona GOP Senate primary
August 28th, 2012
08:26 AM ET
2 years ago

Flake favored to win Arizona GOP Senate primary

(CNN) – Rep. Jeff Flake is the heavy favorite heading into Tuesday's GOP Senate primary, which pits the six-term congressman against wealthy businessman Wil Cardon.

Despite being outraised by his opponent, Flake has seen strong backing from both establishment and tea party Republicans in his quest to win the open seat soon to be vacated by retiring Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Jeff Flake • Senate
Senate race heats up in Arizona
Rep. Jeff Flake walks through the U.S. Capitol.
September 26th, 2011
06:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Senate race heats up in Arizona

Washington (CNN) - Soon after Don Bivens launched his Arizona Senate bid Monday, the former Arizona Democratic Party Chairman took his first hit from GOP opponent Rep. Jeff Flake.

"If the Democrats indeed put forth a liberal lawyer and former Party Chairman, the voters will have a clear choice come November," Flake said in a statement.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jeff Flake • Jon Kyl • Senate
Romney wins endorsement in Arizona
September 19th, 2011
09:07 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney wins endorsement in Arizona

(CNN) - Mitt Romney Monday will grab the support of a popular Republican Congressman from Arizona, a state that's growing in importance in the battle for the GOP presidential nomination.

The former Massachusetts governor's presidential campaign confirms to CNN that six-term Rep. Jeff Flake will endorse Romney, who's making his second bid for the White House.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Jeff Flake • Mitt Romney
June 27th, 2011
01:42 PM ET
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