West Jordan, UT – Kim Coleman won the 2020 Utah State Republican Convention this evening, emerging as the top vote getter in her district and the the clear leader for the Republican nomination in Utah's Fourth Congressional District. Coleman led every round of the ranked choice voting, finishing the final round with 54 percent of the delegate vote.
On a late night Facebook Live broadcast after her win, Coleman expressed her gratitude to the Utah Republican Party Convention Team, and party Chair Derek Brown, congratulating them for an exceptional turnout and for their extraordinary work in adapting to a virtual convention format due to the COVID-19 crisis. She also thanked her team and especially the Utah State Delegates for their service to the party and to our democracy. Regarding her victory at the convention Coleman said:
"This was a first-place finish and for that we are grateful. But it is only part of the battle. We know that our campaign is in the best position to win this race – we have the support, the funding and the organization to hit the ground running on Monday. Ours is a solidly Republican District, and we will prove that once again when we defeat Ben McAdams this November."
Kim also congratulated the other candidates advancing tonight across the state, including Burgess Owens, who finished in second place behind Coleman and will also advance to the State Primary Election on June 30th. "Burgess Owens is nothing less than an inspiration, and I look forward to engaging with him in the weeks to come" said Coleman.
It's been a good week for the Coleman Campaign. Earlier this week President Donald Trump's economic adviser Stephen Moore joined Kim for Utah as chief economist. This was one of a landslide of endorsements she received, including House Freedom Caucus leader Rep. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Western Congressional Caucus chair Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), and House Oversight Committee ranking member Rep. Rep Jim Jordan (R-OH). Locally, Coleman has been endorsed by a variety of leaders, including 2018 Senate convention winner Dr. Mike Kennedy and 14 county commissioners representing rural Utah.
A variety of organizations are also backing Kim Coleman’s bid for congress, including the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund, the nation's largest pro-life group. Earlier in the evening she was also selected as a delegate to the National Republican Convention, having received an endorsement for this position from the Trump Pence Campaign.
Coleman has a clear fundraising advantage that will be tough for other Republicans to beat, having raised $400,000 from 4,000 individual donors, more than any first-time Republican Congressional Candidate in the history of Utah.
With her win tonight, Kim Coleman has established herself as the front-runner and the clear choice for Republicans to win back this hotly contested seat from Democrats this November.
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