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Flake: Arizona is 'Mitt Romney country'

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Arizona Rep. Jeff Flake, a Mitt Romney supporter, said Thursday that Rick Santorum doesn’t have the organization in place in his state to win the upcoming Feb. 28 primary.

“It’s Mitt Romney country, I think every poll there has suggested that strongly,” the Arizona congressman said Thursday in an interview on The Washington Times-affiliated “America’s Morning News” radio program.

“Mitt Romney held a rally in my town of Mesa on Monday to a huge crowd, I think 2,500 people there. It’s very strong support for Mitt Romney. Sen. Santorum just doesn’t have a presence yet in the state, so that certainly benefits Gov. Romney,” he added.

The six-term congressman, a leading deficit hawk in the House, is running for the Senate, hoping to win the seat of retiring Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl.

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David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper's coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper's website. He came to The Times from the Telegraph in North Platte, Neb., where he served as executive ...

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