2022 Republican primary candidate for Utah’s House District 1, Andrew Badger talks with Jason Williams on KVNU’s For the People program on 5/4/2022

LOGAN — Congressional candidate for Utah district 1, Andrew Badger, was a guest on KVNU’s For the People program this week.  A month away from the primary, he said the campaign is going well.

“Look, I mean things are going great. I mean we just won the GOP state nominating convention. Just short of 60 percent, which would have made us outright, but we beat the incumbent by almost 20 percent, so I think there’s a lot of momentum behind our campaign. I think there’s a lot of excitement for someone who’s an America First candidate, who’s fighting against the establishment, and I think that’s what we’re seeing across the country,” he explained.

Among other accomplishments, Badger has a master’s degree in diplomacy from the University of Oxford.  He joked that his fiancé, who did a PhD in a S.T.E.M. topic teased him about that, saying it’s not a real degree.  But seriously, Badger said diplomacy is vital.

“But the diplomacy is so important because you need to understand how our adversaries think, and you need to understand how the world works. There’s just been no better testament to that fact than what’s been going on in Russia and Ukraine. It’s a complete failure of diplomacy by the Biden administration. I think we’re escalating the situation in a very dangerous manner. We’re basically now in a proxy war with Russia who’s a nuclear armed power, and Congress is not providing the oversight. “

Badger’s opponents heading into the primary election are incumbent Blake Moore and Tina Cannon. You can learn more about his campaign at Badger2022.com

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