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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a ruling about a special election in Utah (all times local):

5:15 p.m.

Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox says his office won't appeal a decision by a federal judge to allow the son of late U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett to be on the November ballot in the special election to replace Jason Chaffetz in Congress.

Cox said in a statement Wednesday that his office will comply with Judge David Nuffer's decision even though they don't agree with it. Cox says his office was following state laws and trying to run an orderly election and wasn't trying to disfavor Jim Bennett specifically or his new party, the United Utah Party.

Nuffer said in a ruling Wednesday that arguments from Utah's elections office that they couldn't accommodate Bennett and his new political party without shutting out other potential candidates or delaying the election don't outweigh the rights of Bennett and his new party.

Bennett says he's excited by the decision because it allows him to become a real candidate for Utah's 3rd Congressional District and fundraise.

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2:48 p.m.

A federal judge has ordered Utah election officials to allow the son of late U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett to be on the November ballot in the special election to replace Jason Chaffetz in Congress.

Judge David Nuffer said in a ruling Wednesday that arguments from Utah's elections office that they couldn't accommodate Jim Bennett and his new political party without shutting out other potential candidates or delaying the election don't outweigh the rights of Bennett and his new party.

Utah's elections director Mark Thomas says the office just received the order and was reviewing it Wednesday.

Bennett says he's excited by the decision because it allows him to become a real candidate for Utah's 3rd Congressional District and fundraise. His new party is called the United Utah Party.

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