WEST JORDAN, UT – Going into the Utah state convention this week, Rep. Kim Coleman is the clear front-runner for the Republican nomination in the 4th Congressional District, having received more local and national endorsements than any of her colleagues within the party. Notably, Coleman will be endorsed tonight on a Facebook Live event by Stephen Moore, economic adviser to President Trump.
Kim Coleman announces her candidacy at a standing-room only event in her West Jordan HQ on Jan. 4.
“The support I’ve received has been overwhelming, whether it has been from national leaders or neighbors on my own street. The current pandemic notwithstanding, America stands at a crossroads: we can continue on the path of freedom and prosperity, or we can let extremists in the Democratic Party take us down the road of government-control, socialism, and ruin. I’m honored that so many people trust me to help keep us on the right path.”
Coleman is one of only 12 House candidates to receive the support of the House Freedom Caucus, the political action committee founded by Rep. Jim Jordan (Ohio) and Rep. Mark Meadows (NC) – both of whom are also personally backing Coleman’s candidacy. Current Caucus chair Rep. Andy Biggs (Ariz) has endorsed Coleman, and spoke on her Facebook Live event on Friday, as has Congressional Western Caucus chair Rep. Paul Gosar (Ariz).
At the state level, she has drawn endorsements from Saratoga Springs Mayor Jim Miller, Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee, Rep. Cory Maloy, Rep. Cheryl Acton, Sen. Lincoln Fillmore, Rep. Ken Ivory, and many others – including 2018 Senate convention-winner Dr. Mike Kennedy.
Coleman also enjoys the support of the National Republican Congressional Committee’s “Young Guns,” the National Rifle Association, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, the Libertas Institute, Americans for Prosperity, and the Utah Taxpayers Association.
Furthermore, Coleman has raised $400,000, more than any other non-incumbent in the 4th District, from 4,000 mostly small-money donors. Because Coleman has chosen to go “convention only” – eschewing the signature-gathering loophole designed to circumvent Utah’s delegate system – she has spent zero money collecting signatures. Similar to the fiscally conservative role she has played in the Utah state Legislature, she has been prudent with the donations with which people have trusted her. Only Coleman and Chris Biesinger are convention-only candidates in the 4th District.
When Coleman – the only candidate on the Republican side who has held elected office – originally won her seat in the Utah state Legislature, she unseated an incumbent with 10 times the money. This should allay any concerns delegates have in her ability to win the seat back from an entrenched incumbent with millions of dollars on hand.
Coleman is the clear front-runner in this race and the best chance to beat the Democrats in November.
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