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Democrat Nick Mitchell campaigns to replace incumbent U.S. Sen. Mike Lee

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Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Nick Mitchell, challenges the two-term incumbent Republican Senator Mike Lee for the office.

Mitchell, a thirty-year-old Black man from Salt Lake City, went to high school in Provo. His campaign focuses on three main issues: developing renewable energy sources, implementing universal healthcare, and protecting workers from unfair business practices. So far, three Republicans, three Democrats, and two Independents are vying for nomination. If elected, Mitchell would be the first minority individual representing Utah in the U.S. Senate.

Caroline Long is a science reporter at UPR. She is curious about the natural world and passionate about communicating her findings with others. As a PhD student in Biology at Utah State University, she spends most of her time in the lab or at the coyote facility, studying social behavior. In her free time, she enjoys making art, listening to music, and hiking.