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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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Romney to host his annual elite political summit in Utah

Romney to host his annual elite political summit in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Utah, is set to host his annual gathering of top Republicans, wealthy political donors and powerful business leaders. The guest list at the three-day, invitation-only event beginning Thursday in Park City, Utah, is largely under wraps, but […]

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

Romney opponent Kennedy calls pastor criticism embarrassing

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Senate candidate Mike Kennedy is defending a prominent Baptist minister who has come under fire from Mitt Romney and others for his past criticism of Mormonism, Islam and Judaism. Kennedy told the Deseret News and KSL editorial boards that it was “embarrassing” for Romney to call […]

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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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Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune             
After midnight, Utah Governor Gary Herbert thanks the Representatives for their work as the Legidlators ended the 2012 session in the Utah House of Representatives, Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Utah Gov. would oppose medical marijuana, Medicaid measures

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he will oppose ballot initiatives allowing medical marijuana and expanding Medicaid in his state, but is okay with two other potential measures in November. Herbert said Thursday during his monthly televised news conference on KUED-TV that the medical marijuana measure […]

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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.

Utah lawmaker running against Romney worth up to $2 million

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Financial disclosure forms show Utah U.S. Senate candidate Mike Kennedy has assets worth up to about $2 million, a healthy balance sheet that’s nevertheless far smaller than his Republican competitor Mitt Romney. A spokesman for the state lawmaker said Wednesday that Kennedy loaned about $250,000 […]

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Romney must compete in primary for Senate seat

Romney must compete in primary for Senate seat

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney was forced Saturday into a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah as he looks to restart his political career by replacing long-serving Sen. Orrin Hatch. Romney remains the heavy favorite overall to win the Senate seat in November. But […]

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Romney seeks Utah Republican Party nomination at convention

Romney seeks Utah Republican Party nomination at convention

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney may have one of the best-known names in national politics, but he’s still going to have to face down nearly a dozen Republican contenders in Utah on Saturday in his bid to restart his political career with a U.S. Senate seat. Romney […]

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Romney uses $1M from presidential bid for Senate campaign

Romney uses $1M from presidential bid for Senate campaign

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney’s bid for the U.S. Senate in Utah is getting a big financial boost from leftover funds from his past two unsuccessful bids for president. Romney transferred $1 million from an account created a decade ago when he first ran for president and used […]

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