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Trump risks primary challenge from a GOP centrist, Flake says – The Denver Post

By Robert Schmidt, The Washington Post

President Donald Trump is likely to face a challenge from an independent candidate, and possibly a fellow Republican, if he runs for a second term, as voters thirst for a more centrist alternative, Sen. Jeff Flake said Sunday.

“If the president is running for re-election, if he continues on the path that he’s on, that’s gonna leave a huge swath of voters looking for something else,” said the Arizona Republican, who plans to leave the Senate at the end of 2018.

Flake, who’s emerged as one of the president’s most vocal critics in the party and has drawn sharp criticism from Trump as a result, demurred when asked if he might mount one himself.

“I don’t rule anything out, but it’s not in my plans” to run in 2020, he said on ABC’s “This Week” He said he was concerned that if Democrats fielded a candidate from the party’s left wing, such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders or Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, many Americans would be turned off by both sides.

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