Utah voters picked a historic, and largely unknown, Democratic candidate to challenge Sen. Mike Lee this November.
Misty K. Snow is the first transgender nominee from a major party to run for a U.S. Senate seat and she shares the distinction of being the first transgender person to run for Congress. Misty Plowright, a transgender woman, claimed the Democratic nomination in Colorado’s conservative 5th House District on Tuesday.
“A lot of people have told me whether I win or lose, I’m already making a difference just by running,” Snow said.
Throughout the primary, the 30-year-old Salt Lake City resident has given scant attention to her potentially historic status. She instead has campaigned on a progressive platform and promised to aggressively challenge Lee, whom she has repeatedly called “loathsome.”
In unofficial primary returns, Snow had a 59.5 percent to 40.5 percent lead over Jonathan Swinton.