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The office of Utah Lt. Gov. Greg Bell says Brent L. Andrews of Sunset — a Democratic candidate for State Senate District 20 — failed to file a campaign financial disclosure form before the 5 p.m. Tuesday deadline, so he will be disqualified from the election as required by law.

That is good news for his opponent, Senate Majority Leader Scott Jenkins, R-Plain City, who now will be unopposed.

Mark Thomas, state elections director for Bell, said his office was on the phone with Andrews shortly before the deadline urging him to file quickly. "He argued with us that the deadline wasn't until next week and hung up," Thomas said. "So we're going to pull the trigger" on removing him from the ballot.

Andrews did not immediately return calls to The Salt Lake Tribune.

Lee Davidson

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