Sunday's Deseret News supplement on the 1988 primary election - '88 Debate - carries a story on Page N2 about the Rex Black-Robert Gallegos primary election. The election supplement was printed before Gallegos withdrew from the race.Democrat Robert Edward Gallegos has quit his intra-party challenge against Sen. Rex Black in Senate District 2, state Democratic Party Chairman Randy Horiuchi said Friday.
It is too late to remove Gallegos' name from the primary ballot, so Horiuchi, Gallegos and Black ask that Democrats vote only for Black in Tuesday's primary.
"We met with Bob and Rex, and Bob decided that Rex has been a good senator, sensitive to Bob's concerns about minorities," Horiuchi said.
Black is the Senate minority leader, first elected to the body in 1972. He's seeking his fifth term. Senate District 2 is bordered on the west by 56th West and the Salt Lake City limits, on the north by the city limits, on the east by Beck Street, I-15, Fifth East and State Street and on the south by Big Cottonwood Creek, the Jordan River and 21st South.
Assuming Black goes on to win the Democratic primary, he will face Republican Betty Bates and Libertarian George T. Mattena in the Nov. 8 general election.