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Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is an ally and backer of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the presidential contest.
But if front-runner Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination, would Lee support him?
He refused to be pinned down Thursday.
"I need more information, I don't know where he stands on many policy issues," Lee told The Salt Lake Tribune
Rep. Mia Love, also a Cruz supporter, has previously expressed concern about the "tone" of the election and worried that Trump might do something that, morally, would make it impossible to vote for him. But she has said she was going to keep her options open.
Thursday, she was even more blunt in declining to say.
"I'm not going to answer that question," she said.
That puts Lee and Love in the same uncommitted or won't say camp as Reps. Rob Bishop and Chris Stewart.
In fact, Stewart earlier this month refused to say whether he would vote for Trump even after labeling the celebrity billionaire "our Mussolini," referring to the 20th century fascist dictator of Italy.
"I haven't really thought about that, honestly," Stewart told The Tribune previously. "I'll wrap my head around that when the time comes, I guess."
Rep. Jason Chaffetz was the only member of the Utah congressional delegation who has said he planned to vote for Trump if he is the GOP choice.
"I intend to support the Republican nominee," Chaffetz said.
Sen. Orrin Hatch also has taken the position that he would support whoever wins the Republican nomination, according to the Washington Post, although that was before 2012 GOP nominee and fellow Utah Mormon Mitt Romney began leading an effort to stop Trump.
Trump finished third in Utah's Republican caucus on Tuesday, behind Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
Michael Anderson and Dan Harrie