Sen. Bob Bennett will not attempt write-in campaign

Utah Sen. Bob Bennett announced Thursday that he will not pursue a write-in campaign challenge to convention victors Mike Lee and Tim Bridgewater in this summer's GOP primary.

"I have informed my staff, Sen. (Mitch) McConnell (R-Ky.) and other senators this morning that I will not run a write-in campaign for the Senate race in Utah," Bennett said. "It's been an interesting decision to make because of the outpouring of support and urging that I do run a write-in campaign."

Bennett made his announcement at the offices of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, a group that already has pledged to support the victorious primary candidate.

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