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What’s Sen. Mike Lee up to? He’s just being Mike Lee

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Wright, who runs a real estate firm in Park City, said he’s considering the race but doesn’t view himself as Lee’s opponent today. "I want him to have more success in the next three years than he had in the first three," Wright said.

Lee said the prospect of a challenge won’t change how he operates.

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"When that election cycle rolls around, I will confront whatever challenges I face," he said. "In the meantime, my focus is doing what I promised Utahns I would do when I ran for office in 2010."

So Lee plans to keep fighting — until he wins.

mcanham@sltrib.com, tburr@sltrib.com

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