May 8th, 2010
07:00 PM ET
5 years ago

Lee, Bridgewater headed for June primary battle

(CNN) - The Utah GOP convention has come to a close, and after the third round of balloting; no candidate reached the 60 percent threshold needed to avoid a primary runoff.

Tim Bridgewater captured 57.28 percent of votes during the third and final round, followed by Mike Lee with 44.72 percent.

The two will face off in a June 22 primary.


Filed under: 2010 • Utah
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    The excitement for the anti American right wingnuts in Utah just continues to mount. Who will Sarah Palin endorse? Which candidate wants to do away with social security and medicare? Will Utah secede from the union? Who will big oil support? WQhich one is against regulations for Wall Street and the banking industry? Which candidate will say that Obama wants to take away their guns?

    I can't wait to see which candidate will promise to bring Utah into the 19th century.

    May 8, 2010 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  2. Klaxon McFlinderginder

    Yeah right, these guys are going to be totally different from the last guy, really.

    Sure, the new rich conservative white senator from Utah is going to be just totally different from the last rich conservative white senator from Utah. Really he is.

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

    May 8, 2010 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  3. Bob

    Back to math class. No soup for you!

    May 8, 2010 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  4. George of the jungle

    Thats because the party of no has no one worth running. Just a bunch of wing nuts

    May 8, 2010 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  5. Gil

    With the members of the Party of No calling for a "Loyalty Oath" is this sudden extreme move to the extreme right the republican party going down in ruins? Destroyed from ignorance from right wing nut cases!
    I sure hope so! Let sarah lead the way! LOL!

    May 8, 2010 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  6. Carl Justus

    Who cares expect those who can tell him what to do and when to do it.

    What good is a coin with a tail on both sides??????

    May 8, 2010 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  7. bco

    Yesterday, British voters chose their Conservative Party, in part because its leadership has steered it towards the center. Today, Utah's GOP, and Florida's before that, have chosen to steer their party further away from the center.

    Whether it is the UK Conservative Party, or the US Republican or Democratic Party, there is always a strong gravitational pull to the activist end of the party's spectrum. Running on the edge in this way is a good way to "fire up the base." Unfortunately, it is also a good way to loose a general election a few months later.

    Imagine the glee at Fox News if the Democrats were to nominate Dennis Kucinich or Bernie Sanders. Let's see how well the Tea Party-endorsed GOP candidates can convince mainstream voters to "Keep the government out of my Medicare."

    May 8, 2010 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  8. SCTEXAS

    GREAT victory for the Tea Party. Incumbents MUST go. Next in 2012, Obama needs to go back to community organizing. He's bombed as a President and the country needs to rid itself of this nonsense of an administration.

    May 8, 2010 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |