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Flake on Jones victory: 'Decency wins'

Flake on Jones victory: 'Decency wins'
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Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeMnuchin pulls out of Saudi conference The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Health care a top policy message in fall campaigns On The Money: Treasury official charged with leaking info on ex-Trump advisers | Trump to seek 5 percent budget cut from Cabinet members | Mnuchin to decide by Thursday on attending Saudi conference MORE (R-Ariz.) responded to Democrat Doug Jones’s victory Tuesday in the Alabama Senate race by saying “Decency wins.”

Flake, who has announced he will not seek reelection in 2018, was a vocal critic of Republican candidate Roy Moore.

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Moore was plagued during the campaign by allegations of sexual misconduct, including accusations that he made advances on teenagers when he was in his 30s.

Flake wrote Jones’s campaign a $100 check, writing “Country over Party” in the memo line.

Flake pointed to Moore’s past remarks that Muslims should not serve in Congress as an indicator he is “unfit” for office.