Curtis and Boebert win primaries; Bowman unseated

By Jonathan Miller | 06/26/2024 06:57 AM EDT

Utah Republican John Curtis — an advocate for conservative climate action — is poised to Replace Mitt Romney in the Senate.

Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah).

Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah) addressing supporters in Provo, Utah, after his victory Tuesday. Rick Bowmer/AP

Rep. John Curtis, a conservative backer of climate action, easily won the Republican Senate primary in Utah on Tuesday to replace retiring incumbent Mitt Romney.

The comfortable victory over three challengers for the open seat all but assures Curtis’ win in the November general election in the heavily Republican state.

Incumbents in other races Tuesday found mixed results. In New York, Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a Green New Deal champion, lost to a moderate candidate. In Colorado, Rep. Lauren Boebert, a Natural Resources Committee member, won after switching districts.


Curtis, the founder of the House Conservative Climate Caucus, didn’t make climate a big part of his campaign, focusing instead on energy and public lands issues.