Evan McMullin, the newly announced third party conservative candidate, said Tuesday he has an opening in the key state of Utah where voters are "highly dissatisfied" with the candidates.
McMullin, a Mormon and Brigham Young grad whose campaign headquarters will be in Utah, is banking on anti-Trump sentiment there and elsewhere to propel his long-shot candidacy.
"There are a lot of people there (in Utah) who are highly dissatisfied with the options they have in this election, like Americans elsewhere," McMullin told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day." "That's not just a Utah thing. That's an American thing."
He has worked for the CIA, Goldman Sachs and most recently served as a top House Republican aide.
Donald Trump was thrashed in the Utah primary in March, losing big to Cruz and coming in behind Kasich. The billionaire businessman won only 14% of the vote in the state.If he can make the petition deadline, he could also pull Mormon voters in Idaho and Arizona.