The woman who was too shy to speak up for a job she wanted in Washington decades ago decided to make her own bid for Congress earlier this year, even before then-Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced he was leaving office before his term ended.
“I was appalled by the election of Donald Trump. I was not happy with Jason Chaffetz,” Allen said, noting that she was among those booing Chaffetz at a raucous town hall meeting in February after he said he backed Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Win or lose Tuesday, Allen said she’s proud of her campaign. The focus has been on what she knows best as a family doctor for 30 years: health care. Allen supports what she calls Medicare for all, as well as legalizing medical cannabis.
“Whether this country is ready for universal health care just yet, I don’t know. But I really do believe it will happen,” she said, crediting millennial voters. “I see a force coming for change, and I want to be on the right side of history.”
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