Mike Kennedy

Mitt Romney and Mike Kennedy were forced into a runoff primary since neither won 60 percent of delegates' votes.
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  Mitt Romney is readying for a second chance to dispatch a state lawmaker who defeated him at the state Republican Party convention in the race for a Utah Senate seat.

He's competing with Mike Kennedy in a primary election Tuesday to replace U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, who is retiring after more than 40 years in office.

U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney defended himself at a debate Tuesday from attacks on his status as a recent Utah transplant who has previously criticized President Donald Trump.

Mitt Romney under criticism for comments about pastor.
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Utah Senate candidate Mike Kennedy is defending a prominent Baptist minister who has come under fire from Mitt Romney and others for his past criticism of Mormonism, Islam and Judaism. 

Kennedy said that it was "embarrassing" for Romney to call Pastor Robert Jeffress a "religious bigot."

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State Rep. Mike Kennedy, R-Alpine, bested Mitt Romney in the Republican convention last weekend and will face off with him in the primary election. The tension between conservative and moderate Republicans also played out at the convention. And the Utah Jazz gear up for Game 6 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.