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"Also, the Republican Party charges a lot for its events," such as county conventions, "while it gives incumbents automatic access," Aalders said, claiming that hurts newcomers without a lot of money. He said the party is also pushing to include only the top three candidates in debates. "They say that is based on polls, but my name wasn’t included in the poll."
Aalders added, "But I still keep fighting. ... About 60 to 70 percent of the people who listen to me say they support me. So that gives me a reason to keep going, and it gives me a chance."
The 10 GOP Senate hopefuls
Orrin Hatch (inc.)
William J. “Dub” Lawrence
Loy Arlan Brunson
David Y. Chiu
Source: Utah Lieutentant Governor’s Office
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