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Republican Mike Kennedy dominates special election to open Utah Senate seat



PROVO, Utah – Two years after he lost the GOP U.S. Senate primary to Mitt Romney, Republican Mike Kennedy is headed back to the Utah Legislature.

Republican delegates in Utah County picked Kennedy over five other candidates to fill the seat being vacated by Senate Majority Whip Dan Hemmert, R-Orem, who is resigning to take a spot in Spencer Cox’s administration.