Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott continue our countdown of the year’s top stories.
Just a few years ago, Sen. Mike Lee was considered a political dead man walking. His star had fallen for helping to lead a government shutdown, and many Utah Republicans were mulling a bid to win the GOP nomination away from him.
But, in 2016, the only person he ended up facing on the ballot was a completely overmatched, non-college educated grocery store clerk.
Sen. Mike Lee’s path to a second term in Washington is our #3 Utah political news story of the year.