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Who is running in Utah’s Republican primary? – Deseret News
Who is running in Utah’s Republican primary? – Deseret News

Utah faces an unprecedented election day in the Republican primary on Tuesday, June 25.

Two federal representatives from the state of Utah, Senator Mitt Romney and Representative John Curtis, have decided not to run for re-election – Romney retired after one term in the U.S. Senate and Curtis is running for Romney’s seat after seven years in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Their respective decisions left the makeup of Utah’s federal delegation uncertain, as more than 20 Republican candidates had filed to run for the now-vacant Senate and 3rd Congressional District seats. During the state Republican nominating convention on April 27, the field was narrowed to four candidates for U.S. Senate and five candidates for the 3rd District.

But despite the intense competition, the vote density in the congressional primaries in the “Beehive State” has never been so high.

“This is the first time we’ve had four candidates on the primary ballot for the U.S. Senate,” said Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah. “That means we can imagine someone winning this primary with a relatively small percentage of the vote.”

Perry’s prediction for the Senate race, where four people are in the running, is even more true for the race for the 3rd District House seat, where five congressional candidates are vying to capture a small majority of the Republican vote.

Need help getting familiar with Utah’s two open races? The Deseret News interviewed all nine candidates about their reasons for running and their key policy priorities.

We have also covered the issues, endorsements and candidates in other Utah statewide and congressional elections, including the race between Utah Governor Spencer Cox and State Rep. Phil Lyman and the 3rd Congressional District race between Rep. Celeste Maloy – endorsed by former President Donald Trump – and Colby Jenkins – endorsed by Senator Mike Lee.

Here you will find a guide to our reporting.

Race for the US Senate (open seat)

  • Candidate profiles
  • Utah Debate Commission Debate
  • Problems and notes

Utah gubernatorial election

  • Utah Debate Commission Debate
  • Problems and notes

Race for Attorney General in Utah

  • Utah Debate Commission Debate
  • Problems and notes

1st Congressional District Race

  • Utah Debate Commission Debate

Race for the 2nd Congressional District

  • Utah Debate Commission Debate
  • Problems and notes

Race for the 3rd Congressional District (open seat)

  • Candidate profiles
  • Utah Debate Commission Debate
  • Problems and notes

Representative Burgess Owens of the 4th Congressional District is running unopposed in the general election.

Ballots were mailed to active, registered Republican voters between June 4 and June 18. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked no later than the day before Election Day—that is, by Monday evening. Mail-in ballots can also be dropped off in mailboxes or at any in-person polling place until 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Voters can also vote in person on Election Day between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. A valid ID is required. Visit this page on the Vote.Utah.gov website to learn where, when and how to vote in your area.

The winners of Tuesday’s primary will face Democratic and third-party candidates in the general election on November 5.

By Isla