Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) has endorsed Representative Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to “succeed retiring Sen. Jon Kyl (R), marking the second time in as many weeks Lee has made an endorsement in a Senate primary outside of Utah,” Hotline On Call reports.
Inside Lee’s home state, though, the rookie senator is staying quiet. Lee has vowed to remain neutral in his home state’s own Senate primary, in which Sen. Orrin Hatch (R) is having a tough time courting conservative support.
"Jeff Flake’s record on fiscal conservatism speaks for itself," Lee said in a statement. "He was offering legislation to cut spending, end earmark abuse, and limit government long before the Tea Party movement became popular. His election to the Senate will extend and build upon the conservative legacy of Senator Kyl."