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  Did Arizona Senate Candidate Jeff Flake Lobby For Apartheid In South Africa?
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Last EditedRP  Jun 27, 2012 12:07pm
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AuthorZeke Miller
News DateTuesday, June 26, 2012 10:40:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionRepublican Rep. Jeff Flake, who is running for Senate in Arizona, denied this weekend that he had ever supported the Apartheid government in South Africa while a lobbyist for a Namibian uranium mine, but new audio reveals that his denial may not hold water.

In 1987, Flake testified before the Utah State Senate in support of a resolution expressing support for the government of South Africa while racial segregation laws were enforced — largely to support U.S. mining interests in the region. In testimony flagged by a Democratic source, Flake opposed sanctions on the regime, arguing they only worsened the living conditions for black South Africans.
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