(KCPW News) The Utah Republican Party has agreed to launch an investigation after three candidates resigned from the 2nd Congressional District race at Saturday’s convention, accusing another candidate of dirty politics. Chuck Williams, Cherilyn Eagar and Howard Wallack say Chris Stewart, who emerged as the winner, planted false information about them and former House Speaker David Clark. Clark stayed in the race and was backed by all three candidates who resigned.
“All I have heard is someone talking about letters and emails and all kinds of accusations today. None of which from my camp are at one ounce of fact to any of it so, I don’t know. The party today agreed that they would make their own investigation and I look forward to their results,” said Clark.
Stewart, who will now face Democrat Jay Seegmiller in the fall election, says he had nothing to do with any “dirty tricks” to help his campaign. He says he’ll now focus on winning the election in November.
“The Republican Party is united tonight. They chose a candidate and we’re going to bring other people in and we’re going to have a great general campaign,” said Stewart.
Party Chairman Thomas Wright approved the investigation after angry delegates voiced their concerns.
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