"We're a conservative state, and I think Tanner has shown that he's a true conservative," said Nelson, of Salem, Utah. "You don't have to be a seasoned politician ... I think you're qualified by being passionate, you know the issues."
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Nelson said it's OK that Ainge hasn't held public office, and he's voting for the younger candidate because of his "business-minded" outlook.
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