Utah Senate race

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Mitt Romney Fails to Get Utah Senate Nomination

He'll now face a primary for Orrin Hatch's seat after a contentious GOP nominating convention

(Newser) - Mitt Romney did anything but cruise to the Republican nomination for Orrin Hatch's Utah Senate seat on Saturday in what CNN calls "a wild and raucous day of voting" at the state's nominating convention. Romney, among a dozen Republicans seeking Hatch's seat, was unable to secure... More »

Tea Party Choice Mike Lee Wins in Utah

Lawyer wins GOP Senate nomination in battle of the Tea Partiers

(Newser) - Utah's Republican voters, faced with a choice of two Tea Party-backed candidates with near-identical platforms, picked the one with the legal background over the one with the business background. Mike Lee has been elected as the state's GOP nominee for US Senate, beating Tim Bridgewater by 51% to 49%, Politico... More »

2 Tea Partiers Square Off in Utah GOP Senate Primary

Bridgewater faces Lee for Bob Bennett seat

(Newser) - Like many Republican primaries around the country, Utah's election today features a Tea Party-backed candidate who praises the virtues of small government. In the Beehive State, however, the Tea Party pick isn't running against a Washington-backed candidate—Sen. Bob Bennett got the boot when the field was narrowed to two—... More »

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