Lee가 화요일에 2명의 주요 도전자를 물리친다면, 그는 11월에 무소속과 대결할 것이다. – 전 공화당 하원 보좌관이자 CIA 요원인 Evan McMullin, who has the backing of the state’s Democratic Party.
Head-to-head polls here are close. Lee tops McMullin 41%-35%, according to the latest survey from Desert News/Hinkley Institute of Politics. One in five voters say they are still undecided.
Utah is one of more than a dozen states with a so-called trigger law on abortion. While it has been a reliably red state, McMullin says Lee is out of step with Utah voters on the issue.
“I think that he, like many other politicians in our country, have played politics with this obviously critical issue, McMullin said in an interview with Fox News. “And they do it because they think that if they divide Americans against each other, they can raise more money.”
McMullen added, “it’s an appeal to extremism that that I believe is very destructive for our country and unnecessary. There is common ground on this issue. Most Americans are in the middle on this issue, and most Utahns are not for either extreme. When you see politicians appealing to the extremes to try to divide the country, it’s about their self-interest.”
The Lee campaign fired back, saying the Senator has advocated for overturning Roe v. 걸어 건너기 for years, and accusing McMullin of flip-flopping on the issue.
“Overturning Roe isn’t extreme and upholding the Constitution isn’t an act of extremism,” Lee Campaign Spokesman Matt Lusky tells Fox News. “에 2016, McMullin supported justices willing to overturn Roe. 그만큼 2022 version of McMullin seems to have conveniently flipped to a far different position. Suggesting the overturn of Roe was an act of extremism shows McMullin’s fundamental disconnect with Utahns and Utah law.”
The Utah trigger law, passed in 2020, bans all elective abortions in the state with exceptions for rape and incest, the health or safety of the mother or fetal viability.
토요일에, the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah and the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah filed a lawsuit seeking to block it.