Utah Republicans on Saturday narrowed down a packed field of GOP hopefuls looking to replace Rep. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzUtah GOP narrows field for Chaffetz seat Gowdy: Mueller a ‘quintessential straight arrow’ CORRECTED: Three members of Mueller’s team have donated to Democrats MORE when he resigns at the end of June.
A group of about 800 state Republican delegates voted Saturday afternoon to advance former Utah lawmaker Chris Herrod to a primary election in August, where he will face off against Provo Mayor John Curtis and Tanner Ainge, son of Boston Celtics’ manager Danny Ainge, who both secured enough voter signatures to reach the primary.
Herrod beat a crowded field of 11 other candidates to advance to the primary.
He ran unsuccessfully against Utah GOP Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin HatchSen. Hatch jokes he was behind Nickelback prank on Sen. Sasse Utah GOP narrows field for Chaffetz seat GOP chairman seeks tax reform recommendations MORE in 2012 and also worked for Texas Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzUtah GOP narrows field for Chaffetz seat Key GOP senators to watch on ObamaCare Cruz warns Mueller against abusing power in Russia probe MORE’ presidential campaign. Herrod also served in Utah’s state legislature for five years, beginning in 2007.
Chaffetz, head …
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