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Jeff Flake endorsed by Citizens Against Government Waste

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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2012 8:34 am

The political arm of America’s number one taxpayer watchdog, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, endorsed Jeff Flake on Thursday in the race for United States Senate.

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Political Action Committee (CCAGWPAC)’s mission is to support political candidates who are dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse in government and represent the best interests of taxpayers. In announcing its endorsement, Tom Schatz, chairman of CCAGWPAC, said the following:

“I am pleased to announce that Rep. Flake is our first congressional endorsement of 2012. In this time of massive new government spending, huge budget deficits, mounting public debt, and inefficient bureaucracy, taxpayers need friends in Washington who will defend their interests, not the special interests. His bona fides as a fiscal conservative cannot be challenged by his opponent in the primary. Rep. Flake has consistently proven his unparalleled commitment to reducing the size of government by eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse.

“Rep. Flake’s principled advocacy of lower taxes and smaller government has made him one of taxpayers’ greatest allies in Washington. He received a score of 100 percent in CCAGW’s 2010 Congressional Ratings, earning him the rank of Taxpayer Super Hero for the fifth time in nine years. He has a lifetime CCAGW rating of 98 percent, second best in the House and Senate combined.

“For many years, Rep. Flake led an often lonely battle to abolish pork-barrel spending by offering dozens of amendment to eliminate earmarks. It is no exaggeration to say that the current moratorium on earmarkswould not have occurred without his efforts, and he is now pushing to make it permanent. On a larger scale, the culture of wasteful spending in the nation’s capital still needs to be transformed, and Rep. Flake will play a key role in that battle in the Senate, where far less has been done to cut out the fat. On August 28 and again November 6, 2012, voters in Arizona should vote for Rep. Flake so that he can continue his fight for fiscally conservative principles that are vital to all taxpayers, the most overlooked interest group of them all.”

Arizona’s Jeff Flake is committed to supporting policies that reduce spending, lower taxes, and limit burdensome regulation. In addition to CCAGWPAC, Jeff is supported by respected leaders and organizations throughout Arizona and the nation, including: Governors Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal; Congressman Paul Ryan; U.S. Senators Jon Kyl, Jim DeMint, John McCain, Pat Toomey, and Mike Lee; the National Taxpayers Union, Arizona Right to Life, the Club For Growth, and FreedomWorks for America; Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery; the North Scottsdale, Chandler, and Lake Havasu Chambers of Commerce; as well as hundreds of local elected and community leaders throughout Arizona. See the entire list here:

For more information on Jeff Flake and why he’s running for the U.S. Senate, please visit his website at

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