Utah Gov. Herbert fails to secure nomination at convention

Gov. Gary Herbert has failed to secure his party’s nomination in his re-election bid and faces an uphill battle to become his party’s candidate this summer over businessman Jonathan Johnson.

Johnson, chairman of the board at Overstock.com, won 55 percent of the vote at the state party convention in Salt Lake City on Saturday.

But, he must win again in the June primary because he didn’t earn 60 percent to win the party convention outright. Even if that had happened, Herbert secured himself a place on the primary ballot by gathering signatures…

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