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Lee Beating Bennett among Utah Republicans?

A fascinating bit of news out of Salt Lake City’s ABC News affiliate, suggesting Republican Senator Bob Bennett is in trouble:

Utah Senator Bob Bennett may no longer be the front-runner for his own party’s nomination. According to reliable Republican sources, Bennett now trails GOP challenger Mike Lee by a significant amount among GOP delegates. According to our sources, Mike Lee’s campaign has conducted two large surveys in the last month. Each polled between a quarter and a third of the delegates to next month’s Republican state convention. Reportedly, Mike Lee is first with 37 percent of the delegate vote. Bennett is said to be second at 22 percent…

There are 8 Republican senate candidates and three rounds of convention voting. The lowest finishers are eliminated after the first two rounds.

A quick summary of why some conservatives are ready to replace Bennett here.

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