Jeff Flake.
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At least one Republican who had floated a possible run against President Trump will not be entering the race after all.

Jeff Flake, the former Arizona senator, told CBS News on Tuesday that he will not run for president in 2020 after having previously teased a potential campaign and repeatedly saying a Republican should challenge Trump in the GOP primary. "I still hope that somebody does, but that somebody won't be me," Flake said. "I will not be that candidate."

Flake said that he did look into running in 2020, but he came to the conclusion that "there really isn't a path right now that I can see," although he feels it would be "healthy" if a Republican gave it a try. There's still a chance that former Ohio Governor John Kasich will do so, as he said last month that he's "actively thinking about" running, per Fox News.

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Watch Flake's comments below. Brendan Morrow

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