Rep. Trent Franks appears closer to a decision on whether to enter the Republican primary for Senate in Arizona, with one knowledgeable Grand Canyon State source saying the GOP Congressman has already begun signaling that he will in fact run.
According to an Arizona-based Republican operative, Franks has confided to some in his home state that he intends to run for the seat being vacated next year by Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R). A Republican source with knowledge of Franks’ plans said no decision has been made but that an announcement is forthcoming, probably sometime in the next couple of weeks.
“There are a lot of rumors swirling right now, particularly in Arizona,” this source said. “No decision has been made.”
Rep. Jeff Flake (R) has already announced his candidacy, and a handful of other Republicans are known to be considering a bid, as are various Democrats.
Roll Call Politics rates this race Leans Republican.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, along with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, right, and Annette Tilleman-Dick, left, wife for former Rep. Tom Lanots, D-Calif. Clinton was honored with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize during a ceremony last week at the Cannon House Office Building. Previous winners include the Dalai Lama and Elie Wiesel.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.