President Donald Trump have reportedly met with potential Republican primary candidates who will challenge Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake in 2018, the Gateway Pundit reports.
Flake, who did not endorse Trump during the 2016 campaign, is one of a few Republican senators who are undecided on the effort to repeal Obamacare.
He’s also one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the Senate who are up for reelection next year.
The Arizona lawmaker called on Trump to withdraw from the presidential race after the “Access Hollywood” was leaked to the public.
CNN reported that Kelli Ward and former GOP chair Robert Graham have had a number of conversations with White House officials about running against Flake in the Senate primary.
Ward, who had already announced her candidacy, said she had been talking with Trump just shortly after the conclusion of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Both Ward and Graham said more conversations took place just two weeks ago.