Candidate eschews in-person campaign

Mike Soetart is running for the U.S. Senate as a Democrat. He's a former Republican who switched parties because of the pandemic, the Jan. 6 Capitol riots and LGBTQ issues.

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July 28, 2022 - 1:45 PM

(Editor’s note: The following article has been edited to correct the spelling of Mike Soetaert’s last name. We regret the error.)

Mike Soetaert’s path into the political realm has been anything but typical.

Soetaert, part of a crowded Democratic field seeking a seat in the U.S. Senate, called into the Register this week to discuss his candidacy, including why he switched parties from Republican to Democrat in 2021, and the core values that have shaped his campaign.

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