State Treasurer Jeff DeWit (R), who served as President Trump’s Arizona campaign chairman, long ago announced that he would not seek re-election. Ever since, he has been speculated upon as a candidate for higher office, most specifically the US Senate. Though clear he did not want to directly challenge Sen. Jeff Flake (R), Mr. DeWit still made no electoral move once Sen. Flake announced that he would retire. Yesterday, President Trump nominated Mr. DeWit as the NASA Chief Financial Officer, a position that requires Senate confirmation. Thus, the appointment will end speculation of DeWit entering the upcoming Senate race.
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