Third-Party Candidate Weighing Run Against Democratic McAdams

Jul 30, 2019, 9:14 AM | Updated: Jun 8, 2022, 5:03 pm

Rep. Ben McAdams (Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News)...

Rep. Ben McAdams (Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News)

(Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A third-party candidate is mulling a challenge to first-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Jonia Broderick says she likes McAdams, but hopes her expected run in the 4th Congressional District can help the United Utah Party break through the two-party system.

Broderick is a 56-year-old children’s book author from South Jordan who wants to reduce the national debt and the influence of special interest groups.

Her candidacy could make a difference in the race, which McAdams won by a razor-thin margin over former Republican Rep. Mia Love, who has not ruled out running again herself.

Two other Republican candidates are already challenging McAdams, GOP activist Kathleen Anderson and military veteran John Molnar, though neither are household names.

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Third-Party Candidate Weighing Run Against Democratic McAdams