Bishop easily wins sixth term in Congress

Nov 6 2012 - 11:04pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- GOP Congressman Rob Bishop has won his race against political newcomer Donna McAleer.

Bishop has easily beaten previous Democrats in District 1, which encompasses 10 counties from the northern end of the state through Kaysville and Park City. He was first elected in 2002.

The 62-year-old Bishop has become a vocal critic of President Barack Obama's policies on immigration and access to federal lands in his position as chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus. He supports expanded oil and gas drilling to improve the economy.

The 46-year-old McAleer is a West Point graduate and former Army platoon leader who nearly qualified for the 2002 Olympics as a bobsled driver. She directs a non-profit in Park City and was hoping to become the fourth woman to represent Utah in Congress.



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