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I Like Mike Rally

Utah Senator Mike Lee had a pretty tough go at it in Washington.

Mr. Lee ran the typical campaign claiming to be a different type of politician who would stand against the political machine, and to everyone's surprise Mike Lee and Ted Cruz actually did.

I have no idea why Senator Lee allowed himself to be drawn into the government shutdown. The shutdown happened because Congress has failed to pass a budget for the last four years and the national debt was set to cross the $17 trillion mark, but with Harry Reid controlling the Senate, there simply was no way that a junior Senator could use the debt ceiling increase to force spending cuts.

So, while Mike Lee may have chosen the wrong time to stand up against the special interests in Washington, I am glad that he did and I was happy to see a crowd of thousands supporting Mike Lee at his welcome home rally.