Lee officially announcing run for Senate

U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett will face another challenger from within his own Republican Party. Mike Lee’s campaign manager says Lee will announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Lee is an attorney from Alpine who served as general counsel to former Gov. Jon Huntsman. Bennett is seeking a fourth term but is already facing three Republican challengers. Another challenger, Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, dropped out of the race to spend more time with a mentally ill daughter. Lee has been testing the waters for a Senate race by giving a series of talks around the state about the Constitution. Lee will be in Logan on Thursday. He will speak at 7 p.m. at New Dawn Technologies, 843 South 100 West in Logan.Coincidentally, Sen. Bennett will also be in Logan Thursday speaking at the Riverwoods Conference Center from 7:30 to 9 p.m. continuing his series of fireside chats. Republican delegates will choose the party’s nominee in May at the state convention.

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