Skip to comments.Sen. Bob Bennett will endorse Tim Bridgewater in GOP primary race to replace him
Posted on 06/10/2010 3:52:26 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah, will endorse Tim Bridgewater, one of the candidates who ended his bid for a fourth term in the U.S. Senate.
Bridgewater and Mike Lee defeated Bennett at the state Republican Party Convention last month and will face each other in the party's primary June 22.
Bennett was originally expected to be in Utah Friday to make the announcement, but it has been rescheduled until Monday, sources told the Deseret News.
Bridgewater, who was in Washington, D.C., earlier this week, stopped short Thursday of confirming he had secured Bennett's support.
"I hope by Monday we have a lot of endorsements, from grass-roots workers in the party to elected officials throughout the state," Bridgewater said.
Bennett's backing, he said, "would send a message that even though we were rivals in the election and I won a strong majority of delegate support, he would agree I ran a respectful race."
Although Bennett's ouster marked the first time in 70 years that a Utah party has dropped an incumbent, Bridgewater said the outgoing senator is now seen as "a senior statesman" who wants what is best for Utah.
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This just reinforces my belief that Mike Lee is the best choice. I do hope that Lee wins and that the conservative grass roots contributes ot his upcoming money bomb.
Mike Lee, definitely.
Bridgewater can have a go at Ornin Hatch in 2012.
Lee > Bridgewater