A close race in Utah’s 1st Congressional District hardly budges after updated vote tally

(Rick Egan | Tribune file photos) Davis County Commissioner Bob Stevenson, left, and Blake Moore, right, Republican candidates for the 1st Congressional District at a debate in June.

A tight contest between front-runners in the Republican primary race to replace outgoing Rep. Rob Bishop hardly moved on Wednesday with updated vote tallies.

Businessman Blake Moore continues to hold a small lead Tuesday over Davis County Commissioner Bob Stevenson. Moore leads by less than 800 votes — 30.3% of the popular vote compared to 29.4% for Stevenson. No new updated vote totals were released by Weber or Davis counties, the district’s most populous.

The election night returns yesterday had Moore with 30.3% and Stevenson, 29.6%.

Hopefuls Kerry Gibson, former Weber County commissioner, and Kaysville Mayor Katie Witt continue to trail at 23.6% and 16.8%, respectively.

On the Democratic side, Darren Parry slightly increased his lead over Jamie Cheek. After Wednesday’s count he has 52.6% of the votes counted in the Democratic primary and Cheek has 47.4%.