From the Daily Herald:
The general election is only one month away.
For candidates in the 3rd Congressional District race, it’s the final stretch. It’s their last chance in this shortened election cycle, caused by former Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s resignation in June, to get their message out and win over undecided voters.
Though the election takes place Nov. 7, the timeline is even shorter considering the vote-by-mail nature of the election. Ballots will be mailed on Oct. 17, according to the official election timeline.
Allen, a physician, is focusing considerably on face-to-face interaction with voters, said campaign spokesman Daniel Friend. In the next week, she plans to knock doors in Lehi and visit with faculty and students at Utah Valley University.
The well-funded Allen is also planning a “corner to corner” tour before the election comes, and will roll out a comprehensive media package in the weeks before the election.
As far as issues go, Friend said the campaign’s goal is to let people drive what issues are talked about, rather than Allen. Health care comes up a lot, Friend said, an issue Allen has focused many of her events on by holding health care town halls across the district.
Friend said he believes a recent controversy over Curtis’ Facebook ads, one of which advocated for building a wall on the nation’s southern border, has the consequence of pushing moderates to Allen’s side.
The Curtis campaign has since maintained the ads were put up without Curtis’ approval and have been removed.
“We think that people who thought he was a moderate have seen his true colors now and will have to re-evaluate,” Friend said.
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