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Republican Jeff Flake makes campaign donation to Roy Moore’s Democratic opponent

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In a stunning move in opposition of his own party, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake says he has issued a contribution to the campaign of Doug Jones, the Democratic candidate opposing Roy Moore in Alabama.

Flake made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter, noting “country before party” while also posting a picture of his campaign contribution.

Flake’s move comes a day after U.S. President Donald Trump endorsed Moore, and the Republican National Committee (RNC) reversed an earlier decision to support its candidate.

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The RNC had announced three weeks ago that it had severed its fundraising ties to Moore following allegations that he’d molested two teenagers when he was in his 30s.

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Flake, who announced he will not seek re-election in October, has been feuding with Trump for months now.

The Arizona senator didn’t realize a microphone was still live when he said of the Republican Party: “(If we) become the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast.”

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A day later, Trump fired back, calling him “Flake(y)” and “unelectable” in a tweet.

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With file from Associated Press

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