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Ben McAdams takes the lead in Utah’s 4th Congressional District race

Posted at 6:02 PM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 00:05:39-05

SALT LAKE COUNTY -- Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams regained the lead Monday evening in Utah's hotly contested 4th Congressional District race, following the release of new numbers from Salt Lake County.

McAdams had held a lead over Republican incumbent Mia Love since election night and had a 1,169 vote lead over Love until Friday afternoon when new numbers were released from Utah County.

As of Monday, McAdams led  Love by 739 votes.

McAdams declared a "victory" Monday evening following the new numbers, though the race had not officially been called, and Love had not conceded.

He stated there were “just not enough votes to make difference," and said he was confident that Love could not overtake him again.

Friday, a judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Love, seeking to block the counting of ballots in Salt Lake County. Love requested to challenge signature verification being done on ballots by the Salt Lake County Clerk.

"This large of a margin is not outside of a recount," McAdam said.

Love's campaign released the following statement on the newest numbers, saying she would not concede:

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