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By contrast, the Utah Democratic Party urged that the investigation not only go forward but also be broadened.
"Clearly, the work of the House Investigative Committee remains unfinished," party executive director Matt Lyon said in a statement. "We need to ask the hard questions. We need to know how far the scandal goes, even if it makes us uncomfortable."
Democrats also focused on Powers and his Guidant Strategies firm for what they called "legally and ethically questionable activities."
"With an outstanding subpoena to Jason Powers, among several others left un-pursued, there is much to be learned, and much still to find out," Lyon said. "The truth must be brought forward and real, substantive policy solutions proposed."
Robert Gehrke and Lee Davidson contributed to this report.
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