The former Republican presidential nominee extolled Utah's values as a better option for his party, and his country, as he announced his bid for Senate.
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"It's a good chance to show the president and those with him that we do a lot in Utah that's way beyond what any other state does...Utah is a special place, and I think he can learn a lot from us."
If the steel-jawed, Olympic-saving septuagenarian becomes Utah’s next senator, he would for the first time be representing a core constituency in near-total sync with his own views. And his supporters contend that this dynamic could make for his finest political hour.
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