Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) encouraged one of his Democratic challengers Tuesday night following reports that she had faced a stream of hateful comments for being Muslim.

"Hang in there [Deedra Abboud]. Sorry you have to put up with this. Lots of wonderful people across AZ. You'll find them," Flake tweeted.

Abboud, who is running in the Democratic primary for Flake's seat in 2018, has faced a barrage of hateful comments about being Muslim.

"Get out stinking Muslim," one user wrote on a Facebook post by Abboud.

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