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Wed Jun 29, 2016, 10:18 PM Jun 2016

Snow wins Utah's Democratic US Senate primary

(KUTV) A transgender woman making her first foray into politics will face off against incumbent Republican Sen. Mike Lee in November after winning the Democratic nomination.

Misty Snow would become Utah's first openly transgender elected official if she wins the general election. She defeated marriage therapist Jonathan Swinton in Tuesday's primary.

Snow is a grocery store cashier. She ran on a platform of raising the minimum wage and being an advocate for women's rights and the LGBT community.

Lee ran unopposed in the Republican primary.

Snow lost to Swinton in the state's party convention in April, but the race went to the primary because Swinton didn't get 60 percent of the vote at the convention.

Swinton told voters his professional experience would help him solve problems and that he was the only candidate who could dethrone Lee in the general election.

http://kutv.com/news/local/snow-wins-utahs-democratic-us-senate-primary

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