News Analysis: Lee’s Campaign Hire

Sen. Mike Lee got a huge jump on any potential Republican challengers in 2016 by hiring former Freedom Works national political director Russ Walker to run his 2016 re-election campaign. Here's why this is a big deal.

Lee's approval ratings are not the best right now, especially following the 16-day government shutdown last year. Hiring Walker allows Lee to start to reach out to Utahns in an effort to rehabilitate his image. That's key as he's likely to face challengers for the nomination