Utah - Governor

as of September 10

This is a special election following the resignation of Jon Huntsman in 2009.

The Candidates

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Gary Herbert

  • Republican (Incumbent)
  • Birthdate: May 7, 1947
  • Residence: Orem, UT

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Peter Corroon

  • Democrat
  • Birthdate: July 16, 1964
  • Residence: Salt Lake City, UT

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Previous Results

    Utah Governor (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Jon Huntsman REP 734,449 77.7%
    Bob Springmeyer DEM 186,503 19.7%
    Dell Schanze LIB 24,820 2.6%

    U.S. President: Utah (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    John McCain REP 596,030 62.6%
    Barack Obama DEM 327,670 34.4%
    Chuck Baldwin CON 12,012 1.3%
    Ralph Nader UNA 8,416 0.9%
    Bob Barr LIB 6,966 0.7%
    Cynthia McKinney UNA 982 0.1%
    Gloria La Riva UNA 262 0%

    state Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Sep 10, 2010

New Cook Political Report Rating

Safe-R (was Lean-R)

    Sep 3, 2010

    It's No Contest For Herbert In Utah

    Gary Herbert (R), who became governor in August 2009 when Jon Huntsman (R) became ambassador to China, is seeking election.

    This is a special election, necessitated by Huntsman's resignation last year. But it's no contest. Herbert, who has taken far more conservative positions than his predecessor, is light years ahead of his Democratic opponent, Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon.
    -Ken Rudin

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