The Latest: Voter favors McAdams over Love in House race

Published 11-06-2018

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Latest on Tuesday's midterm election in Utah (all times local):

12:35 a.m.

Voter Steve Jacobson says he's voting for Democrat Ben McAdams, who is challenging Republican U.S. Rep Mia Love in a tight race.

The 51-year-old retail manager told The Associated Press that he's worried about the high cost of health care, especially for his mother, who is on a fixed income.

Jacobson says he's also concerned about protecting equality for all, since he has a partner and two children at home.

He says he questions whether Love is trustworthy because of allegations that her campaign improperly raised money for a primary where she ran unopposed.

Love has said most of that money was properly raised and released a Federal Election Commission email backing her position, though she still faces an open compliant from a left-leaning group.

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10:15 a.m.

A 79-year-old furniture store owner from Price, Utah, says Republican Mitt Romney is his pick in the race for a U.S. Senate seat from Utah.

Bill Knott told The Associated Press that he

Love has said most of that money was properly raised and released a Federal Election Commission email backing her position, though she still faces an open compliant from a left-leaning group.

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10:15 a.m.

A 79-year-old furniture store owner from Price, Utah, says Republican Mitt Romney is his pick in the race for a U.S. Senate seat from Utah.

Bill Knott told The Associated Press that he followed Romney's career, including the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. He believes Romney is a good man and capable leader aligned with his own moderately conservative Republican views.

Knott expects Romney to win the race against Democrat Jenny Wilson, but doesn't think Romney will resume criticizing Trump the way he did during the 2016 election once in office.

According to Knott, Romney doesn't always approve of President Donald Trump but "realizes Trump is in power" an

10:15 a.m.

A 79-year-old furniture store owner from Price, Utah, says Republican Mitt Romney is his pick in the race for a U.S. Senate seat from Utah.

Bill Knott told The Associated Press that he followed Romney's career, including the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. He believes Romney is a good man and capable leader aligned with his own moderately conservative Republican views.

Knott expects Romney to win the race against Democrat Jenny Wilson, but doesn't think Romney will resume criticizing Trump the way he did during the 2016 election once in office.

According to Knott, Romney doesn't always approve of President Donald Trump but "realizes Trump is in power" and believes h has been effective.

Knott considers Trump "embarrassing and kind of a jerk" but performing a necessary role.

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9:25 a.m.

Stephen Adams, a 32-year-old engineer from Draper, voted for Democrats this time around to show his displeasure with Utah's conservative culture.

Adams voted for Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, but cast his early ballot for U.S. Senate for Romney's opponent, Democrat Jenny Wilson. He said it was mostly about voting against Romney.

Adams also voted Democrat in his U.S. House district.

The father of two said he grew up Mormon and used to be Republican but began drifting away from both after his brother came out as gay five years ago.

He called the GOP's polices repulsive and Donald Trump's presidency depressing.

"His willingness to get in fight publicly has been really discouraging," Adams said. "I don't like to see that in a president."

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7 a.m.

Voting is underway across Utah as polling sites open for Tuesday's midterm election.

Voters will decide a hotly contested congressional race, a high-profile medical marijuana proposal and a replacement for Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch.

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is the heavy favorite to win the race for Hatch's seat against Democrat Jenny Wilson, but other races are too close to call.

Perhaps the tightest congressional race is between U.S. Rep. Mia Love and the Democrat challenging her for the seat, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams.

Meanwhile, voters also will decide the fate of ballot proposals that include a medical-marijuana plan that's drawn criticism from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Voters also will decide whether to expand the state's Medicaid program after years of resistance by state lawmakers.

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11:05 p.m.

Utah voters have a list of decisions to make at the polls Tuesday, including a hotly contested congressional race, a high-profile medical marijuana proposal and a replacement for Sen. Orrin Hatch after more than 40 years.

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is the heavy favorite to win the race for Hatch's seat against Democrat Jenny Wilson, but other races are too close to call.

Perhaps the tightest race is between U.S. Rep. Mia Love and the Democrat challenging her for the seat, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams.

Meanwhile, voters are also weighing in on a number of ballot proposals, including a medical-marijuana plan that's drawn criticism from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

They'll also decide whether to expand Medicaid after years of resistance by state lawmakers.

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