Mitt Romney wins the GOP nomination in Utahs US Senate race

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Mitt Romney wins the GOP nomination in Utahs US Senate race

Orem ' Mitt Romney hardly broke a sweat on his way to capturing the Republican nomination in Utah's U.S. Senate race, according to unofficial results Tuesday, earning 73 percent of the vote.

Romney's opponent, state Rep. Mike Kennedy, R-Alpine, drew only about one of four votes counted by Tuesday night. Late-arriving by-mail ballots will continue to be tallied in coming days.

'Well, it looks like our team won the primary,' Romney said to a cheering crowd.

The Associated Press called the election for Romney at 8:24 p.m. and Romney and his wife, Ann, delivered brief remarks at 8:40 p.m.

By 9 p.m., an hour after polls closed, the crowd was dissipating, leaving a core group of sign-waving supporters chanting 'We want Mitt,' for the evening news cameras.

Kennedy conceded before 10 p.m., reported FOX 13. About the same time that President Donald Trump tweeted his congratulations, saying 'I look forward to working together ' there is so much good to do.'


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Date Posted: Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 03:47 pm

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