Shurtleff suspends US Senate campaign

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is suspending his campaign for U.S. Senate. Shurtleff says he is halting his campaign because his daughter is experiencing mental health problems. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Shurtleff would drop out of the race altogether. Calls and e-mails to a campaign spokesman were not immediately returned Wednesday. Shurtleff is one of several Republicans challenging U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett for the GOP nomination this spring. Shurtleff was considered Bennett’s most serious challenger, although Bennett has maintained a sizable fundraising lead.

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