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Mike Kennedy speaks during the Utah Republican Party state convention at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Early voting begins in Utah primary featuring Romney race

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Early voting for Utah’s primary election has begun, with the marquee matchup pitting former presidential candidate Mitt Romney against state lawmaker Mike Kennedy to become the Republican nominee for Senate. Polls were scheduled to open in at least 11 locations around the state Tuesday. Early voting will […]

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Race for Utah County sheriff to be decided by GOP primary

Race for Utah County sheriff to be decided by GOP primary

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The police chief of Pleasant Grove is facing off against a former U.S. marshal to become sheriff of Utah’s second largest county in an election that will be decided by the Republican Party primary. Police Chief Mike Smith and retired U.S. Marshal Jim Phelps are […]

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Sheriff candidate says police helped opponent’s campaign

Sheriff candidate says police helped opponent’s campaign

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A candidate for Utah County sheriff has filed a complaint with election officials after seeing video he claims shows a police officer hanging a campaign sign for his opponent. The complaint filed by retired U.S. Marshal Jim Phelps last week says a uniformed Pleasant Grove […]

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Romney says he voted for his wife for president

Romney says he voted for his wife for president

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney says he voted for his wife for president in 2016. Romney, a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, told the Deseret News on Wednesday that he cast a write-in vote for Ann Romney even though he knew the choice wouldn’t go anywhere. Still, […]

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Utah voters report unauthorized changes to registrations

Utah voters report unauthorized changes to registrations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State election officials are investigating reports of unauthorized changes to some voters’ political parties on their voter registrations. The Deseret News reports members of the United Utah Party including the young party’s first congressional candidate Jim Bennett reported that their voter registrations were changed to unaffiliated or […]

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Proposed Utah election reforms expected to reach voters

Proposed Utah election reforms expected to reach voters

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah voters are poised to decide whether to make it easier for political candidates to bypass their party’s convention system. An updated count of verified signatures posted by the state’s elections office Thursday shows the initiative has unofficially qualified for the ballot. The proposal would […]

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GOP group trying to get voters to remove names from petition

GOP group trying to get voters to remove names from petition

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of conservative Republicans has hired a firm to persuade Utah voters to remove their names from a ballot initiative petition that would cement Utah’s candidate nominating system. Fundraising disclosure forms show Keep My Voice spent $174,000 on the effort. Backer Dave Bateman tells the […]

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Utah’s centrist third party eyes its prospects

Utah’s centrist third party eyes its prospects

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new moderate political party in Utah is gearing up for its first full election despite tough odds in the overwhelmingly Republican state. The United Utah Party nominated 19 candidates for races to the U.S. House and state Legislature at a suburban Salt Lake City […]

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Utah Democrats nominate McAdams for House race against Love

Utah Democrats nominate McAdams for House race against Love

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Democrats nominated Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams Saturday for what is expected to be the only competitive congressional race in the largely Republican state. McAdams easily won the nomination against four challengers with 72 percent of delegates’ votes during the party’s convention in […]

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Utah Democrats look to mayor to flip GOP House seat

Utah Democrats look to mayor to flip GOP House seat

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democrats in deep-red Utah are looking to Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams to flip one of the state’s four Republican-controlled congressional districts and help take control of the U.S. House. But first he has to win the party’s nomination against four challengers at the […]

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