Does Steve Bannon understand Utah?
The Atlantic’s McKay Coppins recently reported that Bannon’s push to win over conservatives in a “widely hyped war on the Republican establishment” won’t work in the Beehive State.
For example, look at Boyd Matheson, who heads the Sutherland Institute. Matheson, who earned Bannon’s support, said on Monday that he wouldn’t run for the Senate spot, according to the Deseret News.
Matheson told The Atlantic that it’s unlikely Bannon will find another candidate for Utah, especially to fill the void left by Sen. Orrin Hatch, should he retire.
“I think this kind of clears the last of the path for Mitt (Romney),” he said.
Harsh rhetoric against religious groups also puts Bannon and his chosen senator against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Atlantic reported.
“Indeed, Utahns have already shown their aversion to the particular kind of politics Bannon is pushing. During the Republican presidential primaries in 2016, Trump came in dead last in Utah,” according to Coppins. “And while Trump ultimately carried the state in the general election, it was with a meager plurality of the vote.”
Read more at The Atlantic.