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Republican Challenging Utah's Lone Democrat To Speak At RNC

The Republican former football player who is challenging Utah’s lone Congressional Democrat will speak at the Republican National Convention this week. 

Burgess Owens tells the Deseret News he plans to speak about the hope that sustained him growing up Black in the segregated South in a five-minute speech set for Wednesday night. The former NFL player and frequent commentator on Fox News will tape the speech in Washington, D.C. The high-profile slot could give Owens a boost in fundraising for the race, an area where he lags behind Democrat Ben McAdams.