Third-party conservative challenges Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee

Former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin is launching a new campaign to challenge Republican Sen. Mike Lee in Utah.

McMullin is a former CIA agent and congressional aide who announced his third-party candidacy Tuesday in the conservative state where he made inroads with voters uncomfortable with then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016.

He’s challenging Lee, a two-term incumbent who won office during the tea party movement.

Lee was initially skeptical of…

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