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Posted: Thursday, August 2, 2012 2:15 pm | Updated: 2:16 pm, Thu Aug 2, 2012.

Leaders from Arizona’s Legislature today joined a growing coalition of leaders throughout the state who support for Jeff Flake to serve in the United States Senate.

Steve Pierce, President, Arizona State Senate: “Like myself, Jeff Flake was raised on an Arizona ranch, where he learned the values of hard work and honest dealing. It’s clear that Jeff has not lost that. In fact, it’s been those values that enabled him to stand up to earmarks and wasteful spending in Congress, even when it was unpopular to do so. He’ll be a great U.S. Senator for Arizona.”

Andy Tobin, Speaker, Arizona House of Representatives: “I am proud to support Jeff Flake because he puts country over self. In sending Jeff to the U.S. Senate to represent this great state, we’ll have a voice for fiscal responsibility – something that we sorely need more of today. Moreover, we will have someone on our side that will fight to change the way business is done there. He’s done that in the House; we can count on him to do it in the Senate.”

The full list of legislative leaders who have endorsed Jeff Flake for Senate isbelow:

Steve Pierce, Arizona State Senator

Karen Fann, Arizona State Representative

Andy Tobin, Arizona State Representative

Doris Goodale, Arizona State Representative

Phil Lovas, Arizona State Representative

Sylvia Allen, Arizona State Senator

Chester Crandell, Arizona State Representative

Amanda Reeve, Arizona State Representative

Nancy Barto, Arizona State Senator

Heather Carter, Arizona State Representative

David Smith, Arizona State Representative

John Kavanagh, Arizona State Representative

Rick Gray, Arizona State Representative

Debbie Lesko, Arizona State Representative

Adam Driggs, Arizona State Senator

Kate McGee, Arizona State Representative

John Nelson, Arizona State Senator

Jerry Lewis, Arizona State Senator

Steve Court, Arizona State Representative

Rich Crandall, Arizona State Senator

Justin Olson, Arizona State Representative

Justin Pierce, Arizona State Representative

John McComish, Arizona State Senator

Bob Robson, Arizona State Representative

J.D. Mesnard, Arizona State Representative

Steve Yarbrough, Arizona State Representative

Frank Pratt, Arizona State Representative

Russ Jones, Arizona State Representative

Peggy Judd, Arizona State Representative

Terri Proud, Arizona State Representative

Ted Vogt, Arizona State Representative

These leaders join the ever-growing coalition of community, business, and elected leaders and organizations throughout Arizona and the nation that have endorsed Jeff Flake for Senate, including Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery; Governors Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal; Congressman Paul Ryan; U.S. Senators Jon Kyl, John McCain, Jim DeMint, Mike Lee, and Pat Toomey; the National Taxpayers Union, Arizona Right to Life, the National Rifle Association, and FreedomWorks for America.

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