May 08, 2010


Bennett Defeated for Republican Nomination

Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT) "was driven from office Saturday by anti-incumbency rage and hostility toward Washington, becoming the first victim of the rising discontent," the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

"The three-term senator was bounced from office on the second round of balloting, failing to finish ahead of attorney Mike Lee and businessman Tim Bridgewater, who move on to the final round."

"Bennett becomes the first Utah senator to fail to get his party's nomination since Democrats tossed out Sen. William King in 1940 over King's opposition to the New Deal."

The Deseret News notes "delegates let out a long sustained cheer when his defeat was announced."










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