UTAH ELECTION

Greg Hughes Concedes GOP Gubernatorial Nomination

Jul 1, 2020, 11:25 AM | Updated: 11:56 am
Former Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes speaks to supporters after initial results for the GOP guber...
Former Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes speaks to supporters after initial results for the GOP gubernatorial nomination show him in third place, trailing former Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, at an election night party at a supporter’s home in Centerville on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)
(Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former House Speaker Greg Hughes on Wednesday announced he is conceding the race for the Republican nomination for Utah governor.

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, Hughes had 20.7% of the vote, coming in third behind Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox (37%) and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (34.4%).

In a Facebook post, Hughes thanked his supporters and volunteers, as well as those also vying for the nomination.

“Thank you to my fellow candidates,” he wrote. “The competition was stiff, the bar was high and Utahn’s (sic) deserved a hard fought race for their support. We delivered.”

An updated ballot count is expected Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Every day of this campaign was an adventure. Moments that were surreal, exciting and truly inspiring. Having the…

Posted by Greg Hughes Utah on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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Greg Hughes Concedes GOP Gubernatorial Nomination