The Club for Growth PAC announced Wednesday morning that Club members contributed over $100,000 to Rep. Jeff Flake's (R-Ariz.) Senate campaign the first day after the PAC endorsed him; an impressive sum sure to boost the congressman's bid.
Within hours of Sen. Jon Kyl's (R) retirement announcement last week, the Club sent out a release urging Flake to run, and endorsed him almost immediately after he made his bid official on Monday. Flake has a reputation as a fiscal conservative and is well-known for his strong opposition to earmarks.
Flake is the first candidate the PAC has endorsed this election cycle, according to a release from the group.
So far, Flake is the only candidate from either party officially in the Senate race, but a number of other potential candidates are reportedly considering running.