GOP candidates for Senate debating down to the wire

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BOUNTIFUL -- Republican candidates for Utah's U.S. Senate are making their final push this weekend, ahead of Tuesday's primary.

Saturday, Tim Bridgewater and Mike Lee faced off at Bountiful City Hall in one of their final debates. They touched on issues such as nuclear waste coming to Utah, the recent repeal of the "Don't ask, Don't tell" law, the impact of moving the F16s from Hill Air Force Base, and the economy.

"I decided to run for the Senate a few months ago because the federal government's too big and it costs too much money," Lee said. "It requires us to work three or four or five months out of every year just to pay our federal tax bills; and then it has the audacity to tell us that we haven't been paying enough because we're almost $14 trillion in debt."

"This is the voice I've been blessed or cursed with, and I used to call it the ‘Conservative Jack Cam Tax-Cutting Voice,'" Bridgwater said, "but what it will be if you elect me as your next senator is the voice to defend small businesses, the voice to preserve the private sector -- which is currently under attack by the Obama administration."

A recent poll for KSL-TV shows Bridgewater leading Lee by nine points - 42 percent to 33 percent of the vote. But pollster Dan Jones said the race is too close to call because 25 percent were still undecided.

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