Lockhart sponsored a bill that would change the way tobacco is taxed, she said, to raise the price of chewing tobacco and protect kids. But a closer look showed Lockhart's bill would actually lower the price of Skoal and Copenhagen. Did I mention the bill was being lobbied by Gary Thorup, lobbyist for Skoal and Copenhagen?
Skoal and Copenhagen account for 80% of the chewing tobacco market.
Lockhart's opponent this year is Dr Boyd Petersen. Dr Petersen is the chair of Mormon Studies at UVU.