Provo Mayor John Curtis scored a 41-31-28% victory last night in the UT-3 special congressional Republican primary last night, earning him a ballot position in the November 7th special general election. With all but 8% of the vote counted, Mr. Curtis has been projected the winner. He defeated the party endorsed candidate, former state Rep. Chris Herrod, and marketing executive Tanner Ainge to secure the GOP nomination.
Mayor Curtis will face Dr. Kathryn Allen (D) in the final round of voting. Dr. Allen was nominated in convention back in March and has so far raised just under $1 million for the race. Therefore, she will be able to run a credible general election campaign. Mayor Curtis now becomes a heavy favorite to succeed resigned Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Alpine/Sandy) in an eastern Utah district where Hillary Clinton failed to even finish second last November.
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