Also, at the Utah Republican Party nominating convention, freshman Rep. John Curtis (R-Provo), who won the 2017 special election to succeed resigned Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R), failed to win re-nomination outright. Needing 60% to avoid a primary, Mr. Curtis received 59% of the delegate vote. In the special election, Rep. Curtis, then the Mayor of Provo, bypassed the party district nominating convention and qualified for the ballot via petition.
For the special election, as in voting on Saturday, 3rd District delegates gave significant support to former state Rep. Chris Herrod. Though winning the special convention vote, he managed to just barely gain enough support this time to force Rep. Curtis into an election. The Congressman is again favored to win the succeeding primary, which is tantamount to re-election in the fall.
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