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Blake Moore wins GOP primary in race to replace Bishop

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Posted at 6:27 PM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 20:49:27-04

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Businessman Blake Moore won the GOP primary in northern Utah’s 1st Congressional District Monday in the race to replace retiring longtime Congressman Rob Bishop.

Moore bested three competitors in a close race that was determined Monday after days of vote counting.

The other candidates were: Davis County Commissioner Bob Stevenson, ex-Utah Agricultural Commissioner Kerry Gibson and Kaysville Mayor Katie Witt.

According to the latest numbers, Moore received 38,825 votes (30.92 percent), followed by Stevenson with 28.66 percent, Gibson with 23.64 percent and Witt with 16.78 percent.

Moore will face the winner of the district's Democratic primary race between Darren Parry (currently at 50.94 percent) and Jamie Cheek (49.06 percent).