LDS Senator Addresses His Beliefs (and How Religion Impacts Government)

Senator Mike Lee, the junior senator from Utah, gave an interview for reason.com in which he discussed the Tea Party faction of the Republican party, the struggles the Republican party is having in connecting with young voters and how his Mormon faith influences his world view.

Born in Mesa, AZ, Mike Lee later grew up in Provo, UT when his father, Rex E. Lee, became the founding dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School. He spent two years in Virginia during his childhood where he grew up next to several prominent politicians like Robert Byrd and Strom Thurmond. Harry Reid, another prominent member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, served as his family’s home teacher while they were in Virginia.

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