Utah House Candidates Focus On Bipartisanship At Debate
Sep 24, 2020, 9:02 PM | Updated: 11:46 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the first time in nearly two decades, the bid to represent a sprawling congressional district in northern Utah is an open race following the retirement of Republican U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop.
Two candidates faced off in a debate Thursday and stressed the importance of bipartisan cooperation in Congress.
Republican Salt Lake City businessman Blake Moore is favored to win in the heavily GOP district.
Should Congress pass another stimulus bill?@ElectBlakeMoore: “We’re getting along. We have companies working. I’m hopeful we don’t have to have any more stimulus"@darrenforutah: “I do believe we need another stimulus package because the pandemic’s not over"@UtahDebateCom
— Ladd Egan (@laddegan) September 25, 2020
Democratic opponent Darren Parry is a former Shoshone tribe chairman who says he will prioritize marginalized communities.
The two agree on several key policy areas but widely differ on public lands.
A Democrat has not won the largely rural district in more than 40 years.