Darren Parry wins 1st District Democratic nomination in Utah


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Shoshone Nation tribal chairman Darren Parry has won the Democratic nomination for Utah’s 1st Congressional district, where nine-term GOP Rep. Rob Bishop is retiring. Parry’s opponent, Jamie Cheek, conceded after a tight race in which Parry won 51% of the vote to her 49%. Cheek trailed by 441 votes after a week of counting by-mail ballots. Parry will face GOP nominee Blake Moore in the Nov. 3 general election. A Democrat has not won the district in 42 years. 

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