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But Fox News alert for -- six term senator from Utah Orrin hatch failing to win enough votes at today's Utah State Republican Convention.
We're now facing a June run off against former state senator Dan -- quest.
Casey -- following these breaking political developments forest and he joins us with more Casey.
Yes Heather and a big development it is you -- election system first of all is extremely unique in that it is the only one in the entire country were candidates.
Both Republican and Democrat.
Cannot advance to the primary until the delegates decide who gets to the primary at the state convention and incumbent senator Orrin hatch.
Would have received the sole nomination today if he receives 60%.
Or more of the vote at today's state GOP convention.
Will that did not happen it was extremely close he took 59 point 2% of the vote.
Which means the 78 year old lawmaker must now square off against former state senator Dan Lind Quist who by the way is 37 years old.
Totaled ten candidates were vying for the seat.
-- is currently the second longest serving US senator he was hoping to snatch up his seventh and final term today with out a primary fight.
But he maintains that it is it his experience.
That will carry him here.
-- -- -- And I've never felt greater marks I didn't.
Or more energized.
And that's thanks to all of your so -- -- calmly and respectfully one last time.
For your trust for your confidence and for your vote god bless you god bless our country.
Now Utah's Democratic Party is holding its convention today -- well and it goes through the exact same process that the Republicans went through.
There are three candidates vying for that particular spot if one.
Get 60% or more of the vote they've become the sole nominee otherwise the party would pick -- to also square off in the upcoming primary.
Heather I thank.
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