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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 TrumpSt. Louis lawyer who pointed gun at Black Lives Matter protesters considering Senate run Chauvin found guilty as nation exhales US says Iran negotiations are 'positive' MORE. McAdams narrowly defeated then-Rep. Mia LoveLudmya (Mia) LoveVoters elected a record number of Black women to Congress this year — none were Republican Democrats lead in diversity in new Congress despite GOP gains McAdams concedes to Owens in competitive Utah district MORE, an up-and-coming Republican. 

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