UTAH

Former Romney Staffers Plot Lee Challenge

Spencer Zwick is pushing Alex Dunn to mount a primary bid.

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Andrea Drusch
April 27, 2015, 5:03 a.m.

Vivint Inc. President Alex Dunn, “who worked on [Mitt] Romney’s 2002 campaign for governor of Massachusetts and served on his gubernatorial staff,” says he’s thinking about challenging Sen. Mike Lee (R) in a primary. “I’ve been having discussions with a group of people who are encouraging me to run for Senate,” said Dunn.

Spencer Zwick, the finance chair for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential bid, said he would support Dunn if he got in. Zwick: “I am not out actively trying to find people to run against Mike Lee. This is specific to Alex Dunn. I hope Alex will consider getting in the race.”

“Utah Democratic Party Chairman Peter Corroon said although he doesn’t know Dunn, the Romney connection would be a big plus if he decides to run: ‘I assume because he has ties to Romney and Zwick that he would be able to raise money, “¦ [a] Romney tie in Utah will go a long way.’”

Last week Josh Romney, who had been recruited for the race, said he would not challenge Lee, but that someone else should. (KSL)

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