Tanner Ainge, a candidate for Congress in Utah’s Third Congressional District, achieved a major campaign milestone by being the first to collect signatures from registered Republicans in each of the seven counties in the District (Carbon, Emery, Grand, San Juan, Salt Lake, Utah and Wasatch) in order to qualify for the Republican primary to replace Representative Jason Chaffetz.
“We are incredibly proud of this achievement. When the condensed special election timeline was announced, many people said that gathering 7,000 signatures was impossible in such a short window,” Ainge stated. “We decided to get working right away and made this goal our sole focus for the past 2 weeks—and we are thrilled that it paid off. I am eager to now focus on the important issues facing our country and introducing myself and my conservative principles and positions to the people of this district,” Ainge stated. “Today is only the start.”
“Although I will not be formally participating in the state convention later this month, I will reach out to the delegates who comprise a large group of informed, motivated and principled voters in the election. I want to meet with each one of them so they are fully aware of all of their options for the August primary,” Ainge stated.
While the campaign will not stop gathering signatures until it receives confirmation from the Lieutenant Governor that it has met or exceeded the threshold, it is confident that today’s submission will secure a spot on the August 15th ballot.