The Washington Times - February 16, 2012, 11:42AM

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.