Utah Senate race: Referendum on direction Trump has led GOP


              Independent Evan McMullin speaks during a campaign event Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Salt Lake City. The race for Utah's U.S. Senate seat is the most competitive the reliably red state has seen in decades. Republican Sen. Mike Lee acknowledges that his race with McMullin will likely be close. The race has taken shape as a referendum on the direction former President Donald Trump has taken the GOP. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
            
              Independent Evan McMullin speaks during a campaign event Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Salt Lake City. The race for Utah's U.S. Senate seat is the most competitive the reliably red state has seen in decades. Republican Sen. Mike Lee acknowledges that his race with McMullin will likely be close. The race has taken shape as a referendum on the direction former President Donald Trump has taken the GOP. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
            
              Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee waves before a televised debate with independent challenger Evan McMullin Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Orem, Utah. The race for Utah's U.S. Senate seat is the most competitive the reliably red state has seen in decades. Lee acknowledges that his race with McMullin will likely be close. The race has taken shape as a referendum on the direction former President Donald Trump has taken the GOP. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
            
              Independent Evan McMullin poses for photographs during a campaign event Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Salt Lake City. The race for Utah's U.S. Senate seat is the most competitive the reliably red state has seen in decades. Republican Sen. Mike Lee acknowledges that his race with McMullin will likely be close. The race has taken shape as a referendum on the direction former President Donald Trump has taken the GOP. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
            
              Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee looks on during a televised debate with independent challenger Evan McMullin Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Orem, Utah. The race for Utah's U.S. Senate seat is the most competitive the reliably red state has seen in decades. Lee acknowledges that his race with McMullin will likely be close. The race has taken shape as a referendum on the direction former President Donald Trump has taken the GOP. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
            
              Independent Evan McMullin speaks during a campaign event Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Salt Lake City. The race for Utah's U.S. Senate seat is the most competitive the reliably red state has seen in decades. Republican Sen. Mike Lee acknowledges that his race with McMullin will likely be close. The race has taken shape as a referendum on the direction former President Donald Trump has taken the GOP. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
            
              Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee looks on during a televised debate with independent challenger Evan McMullin Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Orem, Utah. The race for Utah's U.S. Senate seat is the most competitive the reliably red state has seen in decades. Lee acknowledges that his race with Evan McMullin will likely be close. The race has taken shape as a referendum on the direction former President Donald Trump has taken the GOP. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
            
              Independent Evan McMullin speaks during a campaign event Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Salt Lake City. The race for Utah's U.S. Senate seat is the most competitive the reliably red state has seen in decades. Republican Sen. Mike Lee acknowledges that his race with McMullin will likely be close. The race has taken shape as a referendum on the direction former President Donald Trump has taken the GOP. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah Senate race: Referendum on direction Trump has led GOP