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Utah Senate race: Mike Lee acknowledges Evan McMullin poses threat to reelection
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Utah Senate race: Mike Lee acknowledges Evan McMullin poses threat to reelection

Just weeks before the Nov. 8 vote, Utah's senior senator, Republican Mike Lee, is now acknowledging a real reelection threat from Evan McMullin, an anti-Donald Trump independent and former Republican challenging him in the state's most competitive Senate race in decades.Lee's campaign insists it's confident heading into Election Day, but there are unmistakable signs of anxiety in a race shaping up as a referendum on the direction that Trump has taken the Republican Party.Lee recently sent out fundraising emails with the subject line: "I'm losing." In an appearance on Tucker Carlson's Fox News program, Lee begged the state's other Republican senator, Mitt Romney, to "get on board" and endorse him. And speaking to reporters after a debate, the two-term senator said what his campai...
Sen. Mike Lee insists in Utah debate he’s not always loyal to Trump
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Sen. Mike Lee insists in Utah debate he’s not always loyal to Trump

Orem, Utah — Fending off attacks from his independent challenger, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah worked to distinguish himself from former President Donald Trump in a contentious debate Monday evening."I stood against my party time and time again to oppose reckless spending. I will do it again and again and again. We need people who say no," the second-term Republican said. Lee repeatedly pointed to his voting record and twice told the audience at Utah Valley University that he voted less in line with Trump than all but two Republican senators - Rand Paul and Susan Collins. "To suggest that I'm beholden to either party, that I've been a bootlicker for either party is folly. And it's contradicted by the plain facts," Lee said. Lee faces a challenge fro...