Skip to comments.Mitt Romney fails to secure Utah GOP nomination, will face primary
Posted on 04/21/2018 7:36:11 PM PDT by EdnaMode
Mitt Romney did not win the Utah Republican Party's nomination on Saturday, meaning he must compete in a June primary election as he seeks to replace retiring US Sen. Orrin Hatch.
After a wild and raucous day of voting at the Utah GOP convention, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee was unable to win the 60% that he needed to head to the November ballot unopposed. When none of the 12 candidates were able to cross that threshold, the party continued with successive rounds of caucus voting until one candidate reached 40%.
On the second round of voting, Utah state representative Mike Kennedy emerged in the lead with 50.88%. Romney came in a close second with 49.12%.
Romney and Kennedy will now compete in a primary set for June 26.
After the vote, Romney said he was looking forward to a primary race. "This is terrific for the people of Utah, and I really want to thank the delegates who stayed so late to give me the kind of boost that I got here today," Romney said, standing on the convention floor after the proceedings were adjourned. "We're going to have a good primary.
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Lost another one. Guy’s like 1-6
12 red faces in Salt Lake City.....
...... emails to the stake presidents to follow....
Gee the dufus can’t even find love in Utah..whose he gonna blame..Trump?
Cant wait to vote AGAINST Mittens
There is a God.
It would be great to see Utah reject the carpetbagger.
I believe Trump has already endorsed Romney.
Trump actually semi-endorsed this putz. I think the Donald will let the Utah voters decide now. Mitt ought to be used to losing U.S. Senate races to Kennedys by now.
they should kick him back to massachusettes where his liberal ass belongs.
There is a God.
If he wins then we can call him McCain2.
Romney belongs in Mass. and a Kennedy belongs in Utah!
Last time Willard the Rat ran against a Kennedy, he had his ass handed to him. Let us pray this happens again. This Socialist abomination and pathological liar is a Democrat Deep State agent and saboteur (who helped elect Zero BOTH times and recruited and funded Egg McMuffin to sabotage Trump in 2016) and has no business running as a Republican for anything.
Earn it Willard. You know, work.
OMG! Romney is such a loser. This should prove to him that being a wishy-washy-anti-Trump is death.
But, no, it won’t.
Maybe he didnt think anyone else was running against him..dont know who this Kennedy guy is but anyone is better than Romney
Utah is an amazing place.
They have to have someone better to represent them.
There was a great guy named Larry Meyers running, and it’s a shame he lost. I don’t know who this Kennedy guy is either. It doesn’t take much to be better than Romney, though.
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