Lee will face-off against Democratic candidate Sam Granato in the state’s general election. Ratings from the Cook Political Report and CQ suggest the Utah seat is very likely to remain in Republican hands.
Given Lee’s status as “the overwhelming favorite” to replace Bennett — who was ousted from his post at the state’s GOP convention last month — it’s worth taking a closer look at his views.
Bolstered by support from the Tea Party, Lee has made his “love” and — as he puts its — “complete, practical understanding” of the Constitution a cornerstone of his campaign platform. The Republican hopeful touted extremely conservative views on a wide range of issues throughout Utah’s Republican primary that mirror many of the policy positions held by Kentucky GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul.