Yesterday, former state House Speaker Greg Hughes (R) said that he will announce his gubernatorial candidacy later in the year. Gov. Gary Herbert (R) is not seeking re-election and has already endorsed the most prominent announced candidate, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox (R).
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) commented on the upcoming Governor’s race by indicating that his son, Josh Romney, would not enter the race. At this point, it appears the open Republican primary may become just a two-way affair between Messrs. Cox and Hughes. The Utah state primary is scheduled for June 23, 2020.
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