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Republican congressional candidate John Curtis is leading fundraising totals heading into the final stretch of the 3rd District House race.

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An upcoming televised debate between candidates running to replace former Congressman Jason Chaffetz will now include a third-party candidate.

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A federal judge has cleared the way for the new United Utah Party and its candidate Jim Bennett to be included on the ballot in the 3rd Congressional District’s special election, but its prospects of winning remain slim.

Julia Ritchey, KUER

A new political party in Utah is trying to get its candidate on the ballot in the special election to fill the seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz. On Friday morning, the United Utah Party was in court to make its case.

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State election officials have given an initial OK to a new centrist political party called the United Utah Party — though a lawsuit over its ability to run a candidate in the 3rd Congressional District special election is still pending.

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A newly created centrist party that attempted to enter the packed 3rd Congressional District race fell short of a deadline to get certified, but may run a candidate anyway.