UT: Republicans pick Trump skeptic John Curtis to replace Mitt Romney

Source: Politico

“Republican Rep. John Curtis, who has occasionally bucked former President Donald Trump, won a crowded GOP primary on Tuesday for Romney’s Utah Senate seat. He beat Trent Staggs, a MAGA candidate with Trump’s blessing, to secure a win for the mainstream GOP in a devout Mormon state that has long proved skeptical of Trumpian politics. First elected to Congress in 2017, Curtis is a moderate conservative who refused to outright endorse Trump and has not shied away from criticizing the former president. Curtis voted against both of Trump’s impeachments — in contrast to Romney’s guilty votes in both Senate trials — though the representative did call for the then-president’s censure following the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.” (06/25/24)