Sen. Bennett survives first round of GOP voting in Utah
After the first round of balloting Saturday at the Utah Republican Party convention, U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett lived to fight another day — or at least another round.
The totals: attorney Mike Lee 28.75%, businessman Tim Bridgewater 26.84%, Bennett 25.91%.
As the Ticket already reported, the question is who will represent the GOP in the November election -- and longtime incumbent Bennett is facing tough competition.
The three will now advance to a second round of voting by nearly 3,500 delegates gathered in Salt Lake City. Only two will survive — or just one, in the unlikely event a candidate captures 60% to win the party nomination outright.
-- Mark Z. Barabak
Photo: Sen. Bob Bennett last month in Utah. Credit: Associated Press.