SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Conservative Republican Mike Lee will be Utah's next U.S. senator.
Bennett failed to advance to the Republican primary when Lee and others said he wasn't conservative enough — a defeat that served as an early sign of the anti-incumbent anger in the 2010 elections.
Lee, a tea party favorite, has pledged to reign in government, keep children of illegal immigrants from U.S. citizenship and to repeal President Barack Obama's health care program.
He is a 39-year-old constitutional law attorney who has never run for office since he was Brigham Young University's student body president. Granato is a restaurateur and chairman of the state liquor board who said Lee was too extreme for Utah.