Greg Hughes Concedes GOP Gubernatorial Nomination
Jul 1, 2020, 11:25 AM | Updated: 11:56 am
(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.
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