Senate Republican Primary Forum

On Thursday, June 10, Sutherland Institute hosted a Candidate Forum at its offices in downtown Salt Lake City.  Following brief introductory remarks, Tim Bridgewater and Mike Lee, Republican primary candidates for the United States Senate, responded to questions presented by Sutherland President Paul Mero.  A condensed video summary of the event is now available at

“I wanted to learn more about how they think, not just what they think,” Mero commented following the session.

Mero probed the candidates, seeking to identify the principles and thought processes that guide each to his respective individual position on a variety of topics that included immigration, no-fault divorce, authentic charity care, litmus tests for U.S. Supreme Court nominees, and more.  Mero indicated that his intention was to get to the heart of who the candidates are as people.

The entire event can be viewed at