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Utah GOP Senate, House nominations stay in incumbent hands after the 2022 primary

2022 Primary winners
U.S. Senate & House of Representatives
The GOP Senate and House incumbents, from left to right, Sen. Mike Lee, Rep. Blake Moore, Rep. Chris Stewart, Rep. John Curtis and Rep. Burgess Owens.

Sen. Mike Lee was the first to get the good news, a mere 20 minutes after polls closed in Utah on primary night. The second-term Republican and Trump loyalist defeated former state lawmaker Becky Edwards and businesswoman Ally Isom.

All four Utah House delegation members faced a Republican primary challenger Tuesday night. All of them walked away unscathed.

In the 1st District, first-term Congressman Blake Moore pushed aside his two challengers by a comfortable margin. In fact, Reps. Chris Stewart, John Curtis and Burgess Owens — who each only faced a single challenger — enjoyed similar comfortable vote margins. This primary was the first since the GOP-dominated state Legislature approved new redistricting maps that further split up Democratic-leaning Salt Lake City, effectively shoring up Republican advantages in each of the state’s four congressional districts.

Senate: 

The Associated Press called the race for the incumbent at 8:20 p.m. MDT.

  • ✅ Mike Lee (R)
  • Becky Edwards (R)
  • Ally Isom (R)

1st Congressional District:

The AP called the race for the incumbent at 8:44 p.m.

  • ✅ Blake Moore (R)
  • Tina Cannon (R)
  • Andrew Badger (R)

2nd Congressional District:

The AP called the race for the incumbent at 8:47 p.m. MDT

  • ✅ Chris Stewart (R)
  • Erin Rider (R)

3rd Congressional District:

The AP called the race for the incumbent at 8:34 p.m. MDT

  • ✅ John Curtis (R)
  • Chris Herrod (R)

4th Congressional District: 

The AP called the race for the incumbent at 8:48 p.m. MDT

  • ✅ Burgess Owens (R)
  • Jake Hunsaker (R)
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