Former NFL Player, Republican Burgess Owens Wins Race For Utah House Seat

Republicans keep racking up House wins in the 2020 election.

Despite all the professional polls and opinions about Democrats increasing their majority in the House, the exact opposite has happened.

In Utah, former NFL player turned Republican politician Burgess Owens has now been declared the winner.

KSL News reports:

Burgess Owens wins back Utah’s 4th Congressional District seat for Republicans

Congressman-elect Burgess Owens got the call Monday that he’d been waiting for from Utah’s only Democrat in Congress, Rep. Ben McAdams, conceding their 4th Congressional District race that has been too close to call since Election Day on Nov. 3.

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“I received a call from @BenMcAdams,” Owens tweeted afterward. “He expressed appreciation for the opportunity to serve #UT04 and his commitment to a smooth transition. My sincere thanks to him for both. Thank you my fellow Utahns, I am committed to have an open ear to serve you. Thank you for the opportunity.”

Owens, 69, a former NFL player, author and frequent Fox News guest, is the second Black Republican elected to Congress from Utah. He is in Washington, D.C., meeting with other newly elected members of Congress and GOP leaders.

McAdams, 45, returned to the nation’s capitol Monday and told reporters he spoke to Owens by phone “to congratulate him on winning this hard fought and close race.” He said they “have differences in political philosophy and how we approach public service. But we both love our country.”

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This is a huge win for Owens and Republicans.

Congratulations to Mr. Owens!


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