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Mitt Romney Endorses Curtis In 3rd District Race

Julia Ritchey / KUER
Republican John Curtis at his campaign launch on May 26.

Congressional candidate John Curtis picked up a major endorsement on Wednesday from Republican Mitt Romney for the 3rd District special election.

Romney said in a statement that Curtis has throughout his career as a businessman and mayor of Provo solved problems.


"That's what Washington, D.C., needs now more than ever," he wrote. "John's can-do attitude will serve Utah well."

Curtis won the GOP primary over the summer in the race to replace former Congressman Jason Chaffetz, who resigned at the end of June.

During the primary, Romney’s wife, Ann, had endorsed a different Republican candidate, Stewart Peay, who is married to her niece.

A total of eight candidates are running to fill the seat, including Democrat Kathie Allen and United Utah Party candidate Jim Bennett. Curtis will join Allen and Bennett on stage at the Utah Debate Commission’s upcoming televised debate at Brigham Young University on Oct. 18.


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