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Burgess Owens

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Tuesday evening, August 4, 2020

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Black conservatives in Utah say there’s more than one way to fight for racial justice. While the liberal demand to defund the police has become a rallying cry in many recent protests in Salt Lake City and around the nation, they’re taking a different tact. 

Following Utah’s June 30 primary, Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams, the incumbent for the state’s 4th Congressional District, has more than 28 times the cash in his campaign coffers compared to his Republican challenger, former NFL Player Burgess Owens.