Utah third party nominates Mormon missionary leader for race

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s centrist United Utah Party has nominated a senior Mormon missionary center leader in a race for U.S. Congress.

The third party nominated Tim Zeidner Tuesday evening to replace Melanie McCoard, its former nominee for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District who the party says dropped out due to health reasons.

Zeidner is the director of research and evaluation at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Missionary Training Center in Provo.

He said in a statement he hopes to move the party forward and increase its popularity.

Zeidner will be the underdog against incumbent Republican Rep. John Curtis and Democrat college professor James Singer.

The United Utah Party was formed last year and hopes to seize on the anxiety many voters in deep-red Utah have expressed amid the rise of President Donald Trump.

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1 Comment

  • Ron Postoian July 19, 2018 at 6:39 am Reply

    First of all lets have some common sense here. Those of you that study scriptures Old testament and new. ,including LDS scriptures have to agree that God cals inperfit men to do his work from time to time. God at times needs their brash over the top skills . I don’t think Trump has done one thing while in office that has not moved the conservative agenda forward . he is moving us away from what Moses saw when he came down the mountain. From supreme court picks to negotiating better trade deals. I think this Utah 3rd party is short sited and going nowhere fast. Please Utah don’t waist your time and money dividing the conservative vote. Thats what you will be doing dividing the vote. Liberals are the only one winning here. When the constitution is hanging by a thread you don’t give the devil a win because of some perceived desire to kill the goose that laid the golden egg.

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