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Familiar face: Sen. Jeff Flake included in new Hillary Clinton ad

PHOENIX — Television viewers in Arizona who catch one of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s latest ads will see a familiar face: Sen. Jeff Flake.

The ad, titled “Agree,” is a mashup of Republicans speaking out against the party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

During the 30-second commercial, Flake is shown during an interview when he said, “I can’t vote for Donald Trump given the things that he has said.”

Though he appears in the ad, Flake said it hardly means he supports the Democrat.

“I think they conveniently cut out the part where I said I won’t be voting for Hillary Clinton,” he said.

“I am not a Hillary Clinton supporter.”

It should come as little surprise to those that have followed the presidential race that Clinton’s campaign would opt to place Flake in the ad. The senator has been a critic of Trump for months.

The duo first squared off earlier this summer prior to the Republican National Convention. The Washington Post reports the tense moments between Trump and Flake happened during a meeting designed to foster unity among the GOP.

Since that meeting, Flake has said that Trump’s rhetoric could lead Arizonans to vote for Clinton and other Democrats and has also called for his party to focus spending on Senate races rather than the presidential contest.

Trump has called the senator “weak.”

KTAR’s Corbin Carson contributed to this report.

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