UTAH
     Nov. 6, 2018 Senate

Gov.
Sen. 3
Sen.1
2018



2017



2016
x
x

2015



2014



2013



2012



2011



2010



2009



2008



2007



2006



2005



2004



2003



2002



2001



2000



1999



1998



1997



1996



1995



1994



1993



1992



1991



1990



1989




+Mitt Romney (R)
665,215
62.59%
Jenny Wilson (D)
328,541
30.91%
Tim Aalders (C)
28,774
2.71%
Craig Bowden (L)
27,607
2.60%
Reed McCandless (IA)
 12,708
1.20%
w/ins (7)
52


1,062,897

Plurality: 336,674 votes (31.68 percentage points).
 Lt. Governor-Elections




Notes:  Sen. Orrin Hatch (R), 84, was first elected in 1976; he announced on Jan. 2, 2018 that he would not seek an eighth term. 

Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor (2003-07) and 2012 Republican presidential nominee, was seen as a virtual lock to claim the seat.  After
finishing a close second to state Rep. Mike Kennedy at the Utah Republican Nominating Convention on April 21, Mitt Romney trounced Kennedy in the June 26 primary by 71.7% to 28.3%.  Jenny Wilson, an at-large member of the Salt Lake County Council, was the Democratic candidate, initially seeking to challenge Hatch. Three other candidates were on the Nov. 6 ballot.

The two major party candidates participated in a debate on Oct. 9 sponsored by Utah Debate Commission at Southern Utah University in Cedar City (1, 2).

Romney was in such a solid position that he took time to campaign for Martha McSally in neighboring Arizona, rallying with her in Gilbert on Oct. 12.


Campaign Managers:
Mitt Romney: 
Matt Waldrip
(Feb. 2018)  Head of network development at Solamere Captial, LLC from Dec. 2012.  Senior finance advisor to Team Ryan from Nov. 2015.  Executive director of Mitt Romney's E2 Summit from June 2013.  Deputy finance director on Romney for President, Inc., Jan. 2011-Nov. 2012.  Partner at Action First, a consulting firm, from June 2010. 
Director of grassroots operations at Policy Impact Communications, 2009-10.  Program specialist in the International Fellows Program at National Defense University, 2007-09.  Ran a nation-wide grassroots finance operation (Ambassador Program) for the 2008 Romney for President campaign.  B.S. in political science from Brigham Young University, 2007.

Jenny Wilson:  ???

initially Scott Hogan   ...he started in Sept. 2017; from July 2018 he managed James Smith's campaign for governor in South Carolina.
  Earlier he worked on Tom Perez's campaign for chairman of the DNC.  Worked on HIllary for America including MN Ramp Up grassroots organizing.  Minnesota state director for Everytown for Gun Safety.  Worked on OFA-FL.  Degrees from Indiana University and the University of Southern Indiana.



ADVERTISEMENT