According to former Trump campaign official James Brower Jeff Flake isn’t running because he knew he was going to lose:
Scoop: Jeff Flake retired because internal polling has him down 15-20%. He didn’t want to face embarrassment. Ward is destroying him.
— James Brower 🍦 (@jbro_1776) October 24, 2017
Months ago we covered just how bad things were for Jeff Flake.