Navajo candidate announces bid as Democrat for Hatch’s seat ...
Meet James Singer, the 34-year-old who believes he can unseat the seven-term Utah Republican, who appears poised to seek re-election. ...
Billing himself as a millennial's candidate — his campaign motto is "It's time for a new generation to represent Utahns" — Singer first thought about a political run during one of the handful of Salt Lake City rallies after President Donald Trump's inauguration in January. He declared to the crowd of 100 people that "in 2018, there should be native people running in every contest."
Singer followed his own call for action and may be the first Utah Navajo to run for U.S. Senate. He formally filed in mid-April and has raised $3,000 in donations.
Hatch at last report had $3.5 million in his campaign account. ...
Democrat Jenny Wilson has said she is considering a run for Hatch's seat. And independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin indicated he might join the race as well, although he's still carrying nearly $670,000 debt from last year's campaign.
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