McCay upsets McAdams! Day one results in our “Political Power” bracket

Day one of voting in our “Political Power” challenge mostly held to form, but we had a couple of very close contests and a handful of upsets.

The biggest upset of the day saw Republican Rep. Dan McCay knocking off Democrat Ben McAdams. McCay got 54% while McAdams got 46% of the vote.

The closest contest of the evening saw Boyd Matheson narrowly beat Count My Vote’s Rich McKeown. The final tally was 50.27% for Matheson and 49.73% for McKeown.

Mitt Romney crushed former Utah GOP vice-chair Phill Wright 63% to 37%.

Gail Miller cruised past Rep. Ken Ivory by a similar margin – 62% to 38%.

State Auditor John Dougall defeated Don Peay. Dougall pulled in 60% while Peay got 40%.

The mysterious Buckshot Caucus took down the Sutherland Institute. Buckshot got the second-highest vote total of the night, winning 75-25%.

Sen. Deidre Henderson beat Legislative Fiscal Analyst Jonathan Ball in an upset. Henderson got 53% while Ball got 47%.

Rep. John Curtis had an easy time beating former gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson. Curtis won nearly 80% of the vote in his win.

Here’s our updated bracket: