Happy Monday to all! A few thoughts about why I'm running to represent Utah in the U.S. Senate and how we can win. Thread 👇🏻
America is in jeopardy, threatened by division, political extremism, and self-serving politicians. Mike Lee has become part of Washington's broken politics and, next year, Utahns will have the opportunity to replace him.
I’m running as an independent because that’s the kind of leadership Utah and the nation need, but also because I believe it's the only way to unite voters from different parties and affiliations to replace Lee.
Lee is likely to win the Republic primary, despite opposition within the GOP. Democrats haven’t been competitive in statewide elections for decades, making up just a fraction of registered voters. And independents and 3rd party members are just over a third of voters statewide.
The point is that no single group on its own can replace Lee even though most Utahns would prefer a better alternative. Not principled Republicans. Not Democrats. Not independents. And not third-parties.
But there is good news: we can prevail together. That is the purpose of my campaign, to unite Utahns across the partisan divide to replace Lee, to better serve Utah, and to get our country on track. It won't be easy, but we can certainly do it.
If we rise above the tribalism and partisanship that plague America now, we will win. If not, Lee will get another 6 years to divide America, get little done for Utah, and lead the nation further down its current path.
For the state and the nation, we cannot allow it. Most Utahns don't fee well-represented by Lee. My commitment is to listen to ALL Utahns from every corner of the state and every party, and to ensure that everyone's voice is heard, not just one faction of one party.
As a start, I’ve built a campaign team led by Republicans, Democrats and independents to ensure that we can reach every group. What we're doing is unique in America, but it's the needed antidote to the corrosive politics of Lee and others. I invite all to join us! 🇺🇸

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