Former NFL player Burgess Owens wins Utah GOP primary

Former NFL player Burgess Owens wins Utah GOP primary

Former NFL player Burgess Owens won the Republican primary in Utah’s 4th District on Tuesday and will face off against Rep. Ben McAdams (D) in November.

Owens, a frequent Fox News commentator, won with 43.4 percent of the vote with 97 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press, prevailing over three other Republicans, including state Rep. Kim Coleman (R). 

He’ll face McAdams, a Blue Dog Democrat who flipped the district in 2018 in a district won by President TrumpDonald John TrumpDavis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Meadows trying to root out suspected White House leakers by feeding them info: Axios Pressley hits DeVos over reopening schools: 'I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child' MORE. McAdams narrowly defeated then-Rep. Mia LoveLudmya (Mia) LoveFormer NFL player Burgess Owens wins Utah GOP primary The Hill's Campaign Report: The political heavyweights in Tuesday's primary fights The biggest political upsets of the decade MORE, an up-and-coming Republican. 

The Cook Political Report rates the race “lean Democratic."