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'Country over party,' writes GOP Sen. Jeff Flake on $100 donation to Democrat in Alabama Senate race

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake put his money behind his principles Tuesday, dashing off a $100 campaign contribution to Democrat Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate race after President Trump endorsed Jones’ opponent, Republican Roy Moore.

Flake has made no secret of his opposition to Moore, who faces accusations of sexual molestation and misconduct decades ago as a young prosecutor who allegedly dated teenagers as young as 14.

And Flake has spoken frequently and forcefully against Trump — penning a book, in fact, loaded with his concerns about the presidency and the party.

Flake had already said he would prefer Jones over Moore, but a day after Trump backed the former judge, the Arizona Republican took out his checkbook for Jones.

On the $100 check, he wrote: “Country over party.”

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