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Mike Lee will change the tea party

Mike Lee will change the tea party

(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)



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If you follow national political news, you are probably aware that Utah's junior U.S. Sen. Mike Lee's rhetoric appears to be undergoing a significant shift. While this swing is undoubtedly influenced by the national backlash from the government shutdown, it is also a bold move, which, if fully realized, brings me some optimism that Lee could be a leader in preventing the Republican Party from devouring itself in a civil war. Ultimately, while Lee may seem an unlikely champion for a more unified GOP, his emerging proposals — if acted upon — could play an important role in addressing our nation's many challenges.

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