Owens lead over McAdams grows in race for Utah's 4th Congressional District

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Posted at 6:54 AM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 18:57:52-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The lead for Republican challenger Burgess Owens over incumbent representative Ben McAdams continued to grow Tuesday in the race for Utah’s 4th Congressional District.

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In the latest election results released Tuesday, Owens held a 1,780 over McAdams, with nearly 96 percent of ballots counted in the district. Owens' lead grew by more than 1,000 votes over where it stood on Monday.

"As we’ve noted before, the vote totals continue to fluctuate. We remain confident that Ben prevails in the race to represent Utah’s 4th District. We are grateful to Utah’s election clerks for their dedication in processing Utahns’ ballots." said McAdams campaign manager Andrew Roberts in a statement.

The race between the two was an expensive one, largely defined by attack ads.

McAdams won his seat by fewer than 700 votes back in 2018. This year's race could get closer as more ballots are counted.