Evan McMullin, the former failed Never Trump presidential candidate, has now announced that he intends on running for Senate in the state of Utah.
As The Hill reports:
McMullin, a CIA veteran and self-proclaimed government reform advocate, is centering his campaign around ending the rife partisanship in Washington after spending years criticizing both Democrats and Republicans for a lack of compromise and cooperation.
“Our politics are broken,” McMullin said in a statement announcing his campaign. “And it’s putting our country in danger. We need leaders who will unite rather than divide. Washington has left us so polarized that we’re failing to overcome major problems facing the nation and it has to change.”
McMullin brings with him deep ties to Utah. His ancestors, who were Mormon, fled west to escape religious persecution, and McMullin later served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil and received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University.
Third party candidates have historically had an extremely hard time defeating major party incumbents.