Misty Snow announces congressional run challenging Rep. Chris Stewart

In this June 2014 file photo, Misty K. Snow debates Jonathan Swinton at Tonaquint Intermediate School, St. George, Utah, June 14, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE  The first transgender person to win a U.S. Senate nomination from a major political party is in the spotlight once more with the announcement she plans to run for Congress – namely Utah’s second congressional district.

Photo courtesy of Misty Snow, St. George News

Misty K. Snow, who ran against Sen. Mike Lee last year, announced Thursday morning she’s running on the Democratic ticket for the congressional district currently represented by Republican Rep. Chris Stewart.

“My campaign for US Senate was the first time I ever ran for office and I learned so much from that campaign,” Snow said in a statement sent to media. “I am starting this campaign much earlier in the process than my last one because I want more time to connect with voters, to build and train my team, and to fundraise.”

A grocery store clerk in her early-30s in Salt Lake City, Snow won the Utah Democratic Party’s nomination for Senate over Jonathan Swinton by 19 percentage points in the first primary held by the state party since 1992.

Snow has touted herself as a progressive in the same vein as Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, and believes she can better connect with the average person and the working class due to her background.

Among the issues Snow’s campaign centered around are a higher minimum wage, legalizing marijuana, criminal justice reform, tuition-free college, climate change, health care and LGBT equality.

In this June 2014 file photo, Misty K. Snow debates against Jonathan Swinton at Tonaquint Intermediate School, St. George, Utah, June 14, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Snow was ultimately defeated by Lee by 41 percentage points.

It is possible a Democrat with “good name recognition” could bring out Democrat voters in Utah’s second congressional district, Snow said.

“That is exactly what I intend to do,” she said. In a tweet accompanying her announcement, Snow said:

Running against Rep. Chris Stewart may prove an uphill battle, however. Last year Stewart defeated Democrat challenger Charlene Albarran with 62 percent of the vote.

Stewart, a retired Air Force pilot, business owner and author, has represented Utah’s second congressional district since 2012. He has also beaten Democratic challengers by 28-29 percentages points in the last three elections.

Utah’s second congressional district stretches from Salt Lake City to St. George.

Email: mkessler@stgnews.com

Twitter: @MoriKessler

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29 Comments

  • Not_So_Much April 13, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Can you say ‘cake walk’ for Stewart?

  • Real Life April 13, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Why does the media refer to a HE as a SHE? A blind person could tell you that Misty is a guy. It’s his right to dress like a woman and run for office. No problem there. The problem is our media and even our government trying to force us to recognize something that is not really what it genetically is.

    • great success April 13, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      But doesn’t Misty have a right to be recognized for how she is? Gender identity and sexuality doesn’t start and stop with just a single external organ. The spectrum of gender identity and sexuality is very very wide and complex, not black and white at all. I think we all can benefit as a society from tolerating, accepting even respecting the many genetic variations among our people.

      • comments April 13, 2017 at 6:46 pm

        All well and good, people can be as weird as they want and shouldn’t be persecuted for their oddness so long as they stay within the law. But if not for a severe birth defect their are two biological sexes–that’s it, 2! Weirdos can cook up all the genders they want in their strange minds, but when folks go trying to modify their biological sex with surgery and hormones you’ve entered into the territory of severe mental illness, which should not be considered acceptable. If this “Misty” Snow is Stewart’s competition in this next election, well congrats on your victory brother Stewart– all we could find to oppose you was a transsexual man with no chance in hell of victory over a republican incumbent. Way to go democrats!

      • ladybugavenger April 13, 2017 at 9:04 pm

        I’m yes it does lol. Girls have vaginas and boys have penises. Holy crap even science backs up what makes a boy a boy and a girl a girl. But if you want to change it to for your sick desires, it will be done. The world is sick and twisted. That aside, I would vote for the he/she.

      • ladybugavenger April 13, 2017 at 9:08 pm

        It is totally black and white, your twisted psycho babble ways blur the line. I can grow a beard thicker than you but I’m not getting a sex change over it. You’ve bought into a lie and so have milllions and millions of people. Having said that, don’t hate. No one deserves hate, not even me.

        • Rainbow Dash April 14, 2017 at 9:34 am

          hey DragQueenAvenger. I was in McDonalds yesterday. You forgot to ask me if I wanted fries w/ my hamburger.

          • ladybugavenger April 14, 2017 at 11:17 am

            HaHa! Lol……that’s funny RD. I don’t walk around with a beard lol you will never see my facial hair ? That’s must have been your girlfriend

          • ladybugavenger April 14, 2017 at 11:20 am

            I sense a lot of butt hurt and name calling in RD. LOL!

          • comments April 14, 2017 at 8:36 pm

            Rainbow Dash may well be a transsexual, but we will respect his choice and not persecute him for it.

          • Rainbow Dash April 15, 2017 at 11:09 am

            I didn’t say anything about your duck dynasty-esque beard, DragQueen, but since you brought it up I will say this. If you think that people can’t see it, you need to get a new razor and your eyes checked.

          • ladybugavenger April 15, 2017 at 6:20 pm

            I still love you RD. Blessings to you! Unless you live in Oklahoma and saw me, stop spreading lies. Lies, lies, lies and hate and name calling. Shame shame shame. Spread the love

          • comments April 15, 2017 at 7:12 pm

            so ladybugavenger has a beard? strange. i always thought ladybugavenger was a woman. oh well lol

          • ladybugavenger April 16, 2017 at 7:12 pm

            I am a women Bob LOL….but as I’m getting older I get those stray facial hairs like what in the world? I hope someone plucks me when I’m old and frail. And rainbow dash took it to another level cuz I made a joke about it.

    • ffwife April 13, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      Agree

  • Utahguns April 13, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Seriously ???????????
    A Ru Paul for politics now?

  • utahdiablo April 13, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Dude…your a Dude

    • ladybugavenger April 13, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      Totally correct and true! Call a spade a spade. Having said that, don’t hate, let God sort ’em out. We all have a soul and theirs is just as tormented as the next tormented person. They just get a sex change in hopes of it solving their deep issues. But it doesn’t solve it no matter what. Watch and see through the years. Antidepressants do not bring peace!

      • comments April 14, 2017 at 8:38 pm

        it may be referred to as a “sex change operation” but technically it’s just genital mutilation and/or “modification”

        • comments April 14, 2017 at 8:54 pm

          There’s an interesting statistic having to do with post-op transsexuals and suicide. It shows that post genital modification transsexuals are at a hugely increased risk of suicide. Whereas homosexuality may not be a mental illness, the type of genital modification surgery pursued by some portion of transsexuals definitely puts them in a category of severely mentally ill. And they’ve definitely crossed the label of “transgender” which I think is something like “transsexual-lite”. I find the mainstreaming and encouragement of children to pursue transsexual tendencies, even to the point of synthetic sexual hormone body modification and genital modification surgery to be an extremely disturbing thing–disturbing to the point that I think it should be criminalized. sexual hormone body modification and genital modification surgery are both non-reversable (if the sexual hormone body modification is continued long term thru a child’s development it’s especially drastic). Dangerous things to play with for a child’s undeveloped, impressionable mind. I sometimes think the entire world has gone mad. Just about wrote a novel w/ this one–maybe someone will learn something.

          Bob

          • ladybugavenger April 15, 2017 at 6:43 pm

            Amen

    • Rainbow Dash April 14, 2017 at 9:40 am

      Dude…you’re a scumbag.

      • ladybugavenger April 14, 2017 at 11:17 am

        Really?

        • Rainbow Dash April 15, 2017 at 11:11 am

          A www what’s wrong DragQueen? I’m just calling a spade a spade.

          • ladybugavenger April 15, 2017 at 6:46 pm

            How so? Why are you calling him a scumbag? The dude was born a dude. And you call Utah diablo a scumbag for stating the truth that the dude is a dude. You’re not calling out the truth RD. You’re just a mean liar.

      • comments April 14, 2017 at 8:39 pm

        Rainbow Dash may well be a transsexual, but we will respect his choice and not persecute him for it.

  • commonsense April 14, 2017 at 7:55 am

    The saddest part of this story is the demise or the Democratic Party. To offer on it’s ticket some one so unqualified just because they are transgender is pathetic. But it speaks to the makeup of the Democratic Party. No policy or agenda moving forward. Just a bunch of disenfranchised groups who want political power by aligning their cause with other groups with whom they share no common ideology. LGBT, BLM, intellectuals, socialistists, unions, journalists, illegal immigrants and entertainers all come together for political power. What a mess!

    • Rainbow Dash April 14, 2017 at 7:23 pm

      The saddest part of this story is the demise or the Republican Party. To offer on it’s ticket someone so unqualified just because they are rich is pathetic. But it speaks to the makeup of the Republican Party. No policy or agenda looking back or moving forward. Just a bunch of greedy men who gain political power by aligning their cause with other men whom share a common desire for money above all else. NRA, KKK, fascists Neo-Nazis, and Breitbart all come together for political power. What a mess!

  • jaybird April 14, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Well, I have to say, she/he really does have balls.

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