Mitt Romney hardly broke a sweat on his way to capturing the Republican nomination in Utah’s U.S. Senate race, according to unofficial results Tuesday, earning 73 percent of the vote.
Romney’s opponent, state Rep. Mike Kennedy, R-Alpine, drew only about one of four votes counted by Tuesday night. Late-arriving by-mail ballots will continue to be tallied in coming days.
President Trump was one of the first to celebrate Romney’s win, tweeting, “Big and conclusive win by Mitt Romney. Congratulations! I look forward to working together – there is so much good to do. A great and loving family will be coming to D.C.”
Romney will face his Democratic opponent, Jenny Wilson, in November’s general election to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch. Read more at The Salt Lake Tribune.