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Utah Gov. Herbert fails to secure nomination at convention

Utah Gov. Herbert fails to secure nomination at convention

Gov. Gary Herbert's re-election bid suffered a serious setback when he failed to secure the Republican Party's nomination on Saturday, but he'll have one more chance to win in a summer primary election.

Jonathan Johnson, chairman of the board at Overstock.com, won 55 percent of the vote in two different rounds of voting at the state party convention in Salt Lake City after attacking Herbert for adopting Common Core and for his reluctance to sue the federal government for control of public lands.

"That's a significant victory," Johnson told reporters afterward. "Nine months ago, when we started this, I don't think anyone gave me a chance."

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