Jeff Flake endorses Kirk Adams
Jeff Flake has chosen Kirk Adams as his replacement in Arizona’s Congressional District 5.
Rep. Jeff Flake, who is now running for Senate, had this to say about Adams’s bid for Congress:
“With the primary election just days away, I’m being asked a lot about who I prefer for CD5. I have a great deal of respect and admiration for Matt Salmon, so my decision is not a matter of voting against someone, but rather for someone. That someone is Kirk Adams. I’ve known Kirk for years and have watched his steady, thoughtful leadership as Speaker of the Arizona House. I’m confident that, if elected, Kirk will provide the same conservative leadership in Washington.”
This will be well-received by voters in the district, who have enthusiastically re-elected Jeff Flake to the House of Representatives over and over again for around a decade. Flake most recently earned 66% of the vote running for re-election, so he is a popular guy to get an endorsement from in the East Valley.
Kirk Adams has now been endorsed by a very diverse group of figures on the right. Newt Gingrich and John McCain, for example, aren’t of similar political backgrounds. Newt Gingrich is the extremely conservative former Speaker of the House from the 90’s, and John McCain is more of a centrist. Sarah Palin has also endorsed Kirk Adams.
Kirk Adams’s most recent political experience has been that of reforming the budget as Speaker of the Arizona state House. This stands in high contrast to Matt Salmon, who has spent the last 10 years living in Washington and working to lobby Congress for stimulus funds or to encourage passing the Affordable Care Act.