Rep. Jeff Flake (above) has endorsed former Arizona state Speaker Kirk Adams in the race for his seat. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Rep. Jeff Flake (R) has endorsed former Arizona state Speaker Kirk Adams over former Rep. Matt Salmon in the GOP primary to succeed Flake in Congress.
“With the primary election just days away, I’m being asked a lot about who I prefer for Congressional District Five,” Flake said in a statement. “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,” he added.