Originally Published in the Salt Lake Tribune | Special to The Tribune | Apr. 13, 2023

The Republican primaries for the upcoming presidential race are shaping up to be contentious. Donald J. Trump is running for the third time and has strong support from MAGA voters who endorse his conspiratorial views on the 2020 election and his defiance of established norms.

Despite this, Trump is not a surefire winner, as several prominent Republicans, notably Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, are also eyeing the nomination. Trump’s views are increasingly seen as offensive, his popularity has waned, and his financial support has dwindled. Even major past donors, like the Koch family, are looking at other candidates to support.


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