Last weekend at the Republican Convention in Utah former Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Placed 2nd forcing a statewide primary for the Republican US Senate opening caused from Orrin Hatch’s retirement.
NPR noted that –
Even with his name recognition and campaign war chest, Romney couldn’t get the 60 percent of the vote he needed to avoid a primary. At the Utah GOP Convention, Romney split the vote with conservative state Rep. Mike Kennedy, who acknowledged that after a long day at convention, the room was getting tired.
But this is only half the story. According to a reporter in Utah –
…the results demonstrate how weak Mitt Romney’s performance was with rank-and-file GOP delegates on Saturday […]
See the full story here.