Ogden • Medical doctor Kathie Allen — a fundraising powerhouse with nearly $700,000 in the bank — won the Utah Democratic nomination Saturday for the special congressional race to replace outgoing Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz.
Allen said, “Our message has resonated far and wide” as she has raised money from all 50 states. She spoke out for protecting immigrants, ensuring women make their own health decisions, and calling for truthfulness and accountability of government officials.
Democrats will have no primary election in the race for Chaffetz’s 3rd District seat. Allen needed only a plurality under Democratic rules to win on the first ballot, and she claimed 77 percent of the vote against progressive activist Ben Frank and environmental lobbyist Carl Ingwell.
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