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MAGA Senate Candidate Inflates Record of Covid Defiance in Bid for Anti-Establishment Credentials

Posted on AllSides April 23rd, 2024
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Utah GOP Senate candidate Trent Staggs is attempting to rebrand his Covid record in order to win a crowded Republican primary.

Staggs is branding himself as the MAGA candidate in the race — and that means portraying his Covid record as mayor of Riverton, Utah, as one of relentless defiance in the face of state and county mitigation measures. On his campaign website, Staggs claims he opposed mask mandates and took on government officials seeking to close cities and limit gatherings.

“Staggs ALWAYS kept his city open, unlike the overwhelming majority of...

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