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.
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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
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.
(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.
(CNN) – GOP Arizona Rep. Jeff Flake is reversing his position on immigration, according to a report in The Arizona Republic. The six-term Congressman, who was a staunch proponent of broad immigration reform including a pathway to citizenship, has had a change of heart.
"In the past I have supported a broad approach to immigration reform – increased border security coupled with a temporary worker program. I no longer do. I've been down that road, and it is a dead end," Flake is expected to announce in a statement on his website, according to the article. His congressional office has not responded to a CNN request for the statement.
Washington (CNN)-Arizona Rep. Trent Franks told CNN he was "seriously considering" running for retiring Senator Jon Kyl's Senate seat.
Asked if the decision by his House GOP colleague Rep. Jeff Flake to run would impact his decision on whether or not he would ultimately jump in the race, Franks responded, "Jeff is a decent man of the highest integrity." Franks then added, "of course" Flake's official announcement that's he's in would factor into his own decision on the race.
When pressed on a timetable for making an announcement Franks declined to give one.