SALT LAKE CITY — A law prohibiting fundraising during Utah's legislative session has at least one Republican resigning his post. Another is considering stepping down instead of challenging the ban, as candidates have successfully done in other states.
The two state House representatives are seeking congressional seats and say they can't spare the weeks-long gap from fundraising that would start with the Jan. 23 opening of session.
State Rep. Dave Clark, who has resigned to run for Congress, says he just needs to time to raise more money. Rep. Carl Wimmer also says he needs money for his race, but hasn't yet decided whether he'll resign.
In the past several decades, judges have struck down similar fundraising bans in Florida, Ohio, Missouri and North Carolina. But Utah's lawmakers say they won't challenge the ban.
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