Since no Democrats qualified for the ballot via the signature petition process, Ms. Allen becomes the Democratic nominee and qualifies for the November 7th general election. Because she had already raised more than $500,000 for her purported race against Mr. Chaffetz, the new nominee will now be able to use the funds for the special general election. While having the funds to wage a credible campaign, Ms. Allen will still be the decided underdog against whoever wins the Republican primary on August 15th, however. The three GOP contenders are Mr. Herrod, Provo Mayor John Curtis, and businessman Tanner Ainge. The latter two qualified for the primary ballot through the onerous petition process.