While Republicans were knocking each other around in Utah's 2nd Congressional District for the right to try to snare Wayne Owens' House seat, congressional candidates in Utah's other two districts have had a quiet political season. So far.

In the 3rd District, which includes Utah County and most of southern and eastern Utah, Rep. Bill Orton, D-Utah, will try to defend the seat he won in an upset election two years ago. His Republican opponent is Richard Harrington.In the 1st Congressional District, which includes Davis and Weber counties and most of northern Utah, incumbent Rep. James V. Hansen, R-Utah, will defend his seat against Weber State University anthropology professor Ron Holt.