Get Political Wire by Email:



October 23, 2013


Lee Facing Backlash Over Government Shutdown

"When Mike Lee toppled longtime Republican Sen. Robert F. Bennett here in 2010, it was the tea party's first big triumph. But now, after a 16-day government shutdown, it's Lee who faces a revolt within his own party," the Washington Post reports.

"Lee's approval ratings in Utah have cratered, and prominent Republicans and local business executives are openly discussing the possibility of mounting a primary challenge against him. Top Republicans are also maneuvering to redesign the party's nomination system in a way that would likely make it more difficult for Lee to win reelection in 2016."

Wall Street Journal: "Critics in the Republican Party, including former governors and sitting legislative leaders, openly blame Mr. Lee for helping chart a course they say weakened the party's standing nationally and dented a state economy reliant on tourists drawn to its national parks."












POLITICAL WIRE PODCAST

Political Wire Podcast Engaging conversations about elections and the political issues of the day. Subscribe via iTunes or RSS to get episodes automatically downloaded.



FREE NEWSLETTER




TRENDING VIDEO







PARTNERS










FOLLOW US