Utah GOP candidate accuses Rep. John Curtis of insider trading on air

Utah GOP candidate accuses Rep. John Curtis of insider trading on air


The end of an hourlong debate between four Republican candidates running for Utah’s open Senate seat got heated when one candidate insinuated that another was guilty of insider trading.

Riverton, Utah, Mayor Trent Staggs levied an accusation of insider trading against Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), who represents the state’s 3rd Congressional District. 

“On March 4 of 2020, Abbott Laboratories was awarded a federal grant. On that same day, John Curtis purchased stock in that company. This is the problem in Congress. At a time when somebody should be looking out for their constituents, they end up looking out for their own profit,” Staggs said during his closing remarks on Monday night. 

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Curtis, who is in the lead in an average of recent polling, faced Staggs

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