The independent Utah Senate candidate would not meet with either party, he says

The current US Senate includes two independents (Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont), both of whom share a 50-50 party split with the Democrats.

Having an independent in the Senate could also give Utah increased political influence, McMullin said. Late. Joe Manchin (DW. Va.), currently the middle vote in the body, has often cast a deciding vote on legislation.

“They’re more influential, I think, even than the party bosses,” McMullin said of moderates.

Asked if he would help decide whether the Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell earning the title of majority leader in the new Senate, McMullin said he “will not be a part of that as an independent.”

“For the parties and the bosses in Washington, they will have to decide what that means on their own,” he said.

In a Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll conducted earlier this month, Lee led McMullin by 4 percentage points among registered Utah voters, 41 percent to 37 percent. The measurement’s margin of error was 3.46 percent.

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