Liljenquist, Herbert and Swallow lead straw poll results among Box Elder GOP

A straw poll for the U.S. Senate, governor and attorney general races was conducted during the Box Elder County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day dinner last week.According to the Box Elder News Journal, the results were: U.S. Senate–incumbent Orrin Hatch 79 votes, Dan Liljenquist 81 votes, Chris Herrod, 34 votes.For the governor’s race the results were: incumbent Gary Herbert 141, Morgan Philpot 52, Ken Sumsion 17 and David Kirkham 2 votes.For the attorney general’s race John Swallow received 175 votes and Sean Reyes 34. Candidates were all given four minutes to speak before the straw vote was taken.

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