Utah Senate Race: Lee, Granato battle over who is extremist

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Oct 28, 2010 4:32 PM
The final debate between U.S. Senate candidates Mike Lee and Sam Granato on Thursday featured testy exchanges on immigration, spending earmarks, term limits and about who of the two is really extreme or mainstream.

That came as Democrat Granato, a food import business owner, painted Republican Lee, an attorney, as an extremist tea partier who would hurt Utah by refusing spending earmarks for local projects. Meanwhile, Lee said he is setting out to fight an extremist Obama administration and repeal its new health care law and force balanced budgets.

Granato said during the debate on KSL Radio’s Doug Wright Show that Lee’s vow “to unilaterally refuse earmarks … only punishes Utah and rewards other states that will receive that money.”