Utah Democrats nominate Kathie Allen to replace Chaffetz – Daily Herald

Utah Democrats have nominated physician Kathie Allen as their candidate in the election to replace Republican Jason Chaffetz in the U.S. House.
Delegates to the Democratic convention at Weber State University chose Allen over two other candidates on Saturday.

Unlike the eventual Republican nominee, Allen will not have to compete in a primary election in August because no other Democratic candidates gathered voter signatures to qualify for the ballot.
Delegates to the Republican convention nominated former state legislator Chris Herrod for the GOP primary. He will face Provo Mayor John Curtis and Tanner Ainge.

Democratic delegates are also choosing a new party chairman after a bitter campaign that led to one candidate to drop out amid allegations of sexual harassment.
Eight other candidates are vying to replace current chairman Peter Corroon.

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