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 TrumpWhite House sued over lack of sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings Wife blames Trump, lack of masks for husband's coronavirus death in obit: 'May Karma find you all' Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020 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."