Despite being behind in the polls, transgender candidate for Utah Senator Misty Snow (D) will not give up her run against incumbent Mike Lee (R).
After winning the Democratic primary in June, Snow made headlines along with Misty Plowright, another transgender candidate who won her primary for a congressional seat in Colorado. The race has Snow down by as much as over 30% in some polls. One of the biggest factors in the race has been money. Incumbent Mike Lee has been able to spend over $4 million dollars on the race while Misty Snow has spent just under $6 thousand. Large corporations including Microsoft, the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball franchise and many republican SuperPACs are backing Lee’s campaign.
“You could run for office, you can make a difference in your community; you can give voice to issues you care about and make a difference.”
“It doesn’t matter what you look like, where you are from, what your background is or what your education is,” Snow told voters in a report by NBC News. “You could run for office, you can make a difference in your community; you can give voice to issues you care about and make a difference.”
Snow was born in Salt Lake City in 1985 and lived her entire life in Utah. The 31 year old was working as a grocery store cashier when she won her nomination. She considers herself a progressive I the mold of Senator Bernie Sanders she says she is fighting against income inequality and the rights of women, people of color and the LGBT community.