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Updated Jul 23, 2012 - 12:48 pm

Palin endorses Flake in Arizona Senate race

PHOENIX — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has thrown her support behind
Jeff Flake in the Arizona U.S. Senate race.

Flake announced the endorsement Monday, saying he’s gratified to receive
Palin’s backing.

Palin said in a letter to Flake that he has been a consistent leader in curbing
spending by the federal government. She said he isn’t afraid to go against
fellow members of the Republican Party, either.

Flake faces businessman Wil Cardon in the Aug. 28 primary for the Republican
nomination for the Senate seat now held by Jon Kyl, a three-term senator who is
retiring.

Former U.S. surgeon general Richard Carmona, who is a Democrat, will face the
winner of the GOP primary in the general election.

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