FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
Sen. Bob Bennett (R, UT) will not be re-elected.
He was eliminated from the second round of voting.
Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah has lost his bid to serve a fourth term after failing to advance past the GOP state convention.
Attorney Mike Lee and businessman Tim Bridgewater are the remaining Republican candidates after Saturday’s vote.
Bennett was a distant third in the voting among roughly 3,500 delegates. He garnered just under 27 percent of the vote. Bridgewater had 37 percent and Lee 35 percent.
A primary looks likely, unless either Lee or Bridgewater gets almost all of Bennett’s delegates.
As for implications, well, here’s an obvious one: Senator Bob Bennett just discovered that you can’t be from Utah and vote like you’re from Kentucky.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.