As speculated last week when US Senator John Kyl (R-AZ) announced that he would retire at the end of his present term and would not seek reelection in 2012, 5 terms US Representative Jeff Flake (R-AZ 06) will announce tomorrow that he will run for the open Senate seat. This is welcome news for Conservatives. This will be an interesting race for 2012 as the mood of the country is that to be fiscally conservative. As fate would have it, that is exactly what Flake is.
Flake’s decision to run for the Senate is sure to rev up Republican competition for his GOP-heavy congressional district. He’s also expected to have plenty of competition in the Senate primary.
As reported atMyFox Phoenix, other names mentioned to possibly run for the open seat include Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth and former state attorney general Grant Woods.