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Challenger’s super PAC accuses Flake of betraying voters in new ad

A political action committee backing Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeFormer GOP lawmaker: Republican Party 'engulfed in lies and fear' Grassley to vote against Tanden nomination Klain on Manchin's objection to Neera Tanden: He 'doesn't answer to us at the White House' MORE’s (R-Ariz.) primary challenger is out with a new ad buy accusing Flake and Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainCindy McCain planning 'intimate memoir' of life with John McCain Trump-McConnell rift divides GOP donors Arkansas state senator says he's leaving Republican Party MORE (R-Ariz.) of betraying their constituents. 

“Once again, Arizona conservatives are sold out by our senators,” the narrator says in the ad, which was released Monday by Kelli PAC, which backs former Arizona state Sen. Kelli Ward (R). “Plotting with liberals on amnesty and blocking Trump’s conservative agenda. After so many betrayals, we know they’ll say anything to get elected."

The $100,000 ad campaign will appear on cable throughout the state and also includes a digital and statewide radio effort.

“Arizona conservatives are sick and tired of being sold out by our Senators,” the PAC’s chairman, Doug McKee, said in a statement.

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“Both men are extremely unpopular for pushing policies like the preservation of the Affordable Care Act and Amnesty for Illegals while blocking the Pro-America polices of President Trump. Kelli PAC is committed to keeping the pressure on Jeff Flake, while also highlighting the impressive credentials of Kelli Ward.” 

The ad buy, which hits Flake for his criticisms of President Trump, follows a $300,000 investment in the PAC from hedge fund billionaire and Trump ally Robert Mercer.

The ad also says Republicans would have repealed ObamaCare had Ward won her bid for McCain’s Senate seat last year. McCain last month cast the deciding “no” vote against a scaled-down bill repealing the healthcare law. 

Flake, who is up for re-election in 2018, has recently ramped up his criticisms of Trump as he promotes his new book, “Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle.”