Senator Bob Bennett fails Utah re-election bid

WASHINGTON Sat May 8, 2010 6:23pm EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Bob Bennett, a conservative Republican, failed in his bid for re-election in a state convention as a groundswell of discontent with politics in Washington claimed its latest victim.

Businessman Tim Bridgewater and upstart attorney and Tea Party-backed Mike Lee, claimed first and second place, respectively, in the second round of voting in the party poll, CNN said.