Robert Mercer, a sidestep account billionaire and one of President
Donald Trump’s tip benefactors, has donated $300,000 to a super
PAC charged with defeating Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, an
outspoken Trump critic, in a 2018 midterm election,
Politico reported Wednesday.
A vital Breitbart News funder who was brought into Trump’s inner
round by White House arch strategist and Breitbart founder
Steve Bannon, Mercer will account former state Sen. Kelli Ward’s
Republican primary run against Flake.
The growth is an meaningful pointer for Flake, whose
capitulation rating among Arizonans recently forsaken to 36%.
The senator’s criticism of Trump drew renewed courtesy last
week with the
recover of his book, “Conscience of a
Conservative,” in which
Flake argues that a Republican celebration is “in denial” about
a Trump presidency and indicted it of “maintain[ing] an
unnerving overpower as instability has ensued.”
Flake refused to validate Trump for president, skipped the
Republican National Convention final summer, and called on the
claimant to dump out of a competition after a recover of the
“Access Hollywood” fasten final October. At one point, Trump
betrothed to spend $10 million out of his personal coffers to
improved a senator.
During a lecture final week, White House press secretary Sarah
Huckabee Sanders pronounced she didn’t know either Trump would
privately financial a primary challenge, though she did not order it
“Sen. Flake would offer his voters most improved if he was
reduction focused on essay a book and aggressive a president” and
some-more focused on “passing legislation,” Sanders said.
The White House has met with Ward and dual other Republicans
deliberation primary runs opposite Flake,
according to Politico.