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Jonathan Johnson Campaign

Jonathan Johnson, Republican Challenger to Utah Governor Gary Herbert announced Thursday the actions he plans to take in his first 100 days in office should he be elected governor.

Utah Voters Begin to Consider Third-Party Candidates

Jun 22, 2016

  As Utahns weigh their options for President, many are beginning to consider third-party candidates.

A recent UtahPolicy.com survey found that if the election were today, only about 36% of Utahns would vote for Donald Trump. In comparison, thirty percent would vote for a third-party or write-in candidate.  

About a dozen people are crowded into a living room in Holladay to hear Ty Markham. She's a Democrat running for Utah House District 73. It spans six downstate counties that include voters from Beaver to Monticello and Kanab. Its been represented by Republican Mike Noel for over a decade.

Chaffetz, Teng talk Issues at Hinckley Town Hall

Jun 20, 2016
Nicole Nixon

Republican candidates for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District will not debate before next week’s primary. But Congressman Jason Chaffetz and Chia-Chi Teng answered questions from voters Monday in a forum hosted by the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.

Courtesy: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Former Utah Congressman Jim Matheson has a new job. Starting mid-July, he’ll lead the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

Utah State Fairpark Corporation

The Utah State Fairpark Board wants to build a brand new multi-purpose arena, and they’re asking the legislature to help pay for it.

Brian Grimmett

The life of Utah’s current voting machines is nearing its end and the legislature is now tasked with figuring out what to do next.

Whittney Evans

Utah Governor Gary Herbert said Monday he regrets comments he made at a closed door breakfast at the Alta Club, where he told supporters he would go anywhere and meet with anyone to raise money for his campaign.

Salt Lake Tribune pool photo

Utah Governor Gary Herbert is polling well ahead of Republican challenger Jonathan Johnson according to the latest Utah Policy poll. But Herbert’s GOP challenger Jonathan Johnson doesn’t believe the poll is accurate.

Steven C. Wilson, AP.

Former Republican Utah Senator Bob Bennett died on Wednesday evening.

Brian Grimmett

 Congressman Jason Chaffetz’ Republican challenger has requested an investigation into the incumbent’s campaign spending.

In a letter sent this week to the Federal Election Commission, Republican challenger Chia-Chi Teng contends that Chaffetz has been using campaign funds for personal use.

Brian Grimmett

Utah Governor Gary Herbert will face Republican Challenger Jonathan Johnson in a primary. Johnson received more delegate votes than Herbert at Saturday’s GOP State Convention.

Judy Fahys / KUER

Utah Congressman Chris Stewart will be defending his 2nd District seat against Democrat Charlene Albarran. Both candidates ran uncontested at their party’s nominating conventions on Saturday.

Brian Grimmett

Congressman Jason Chaffetz has two challengers to his seat in Utah’s Third Congressional District.

http://www.mikeforutah.com/

Two democratic candidates for Utah governor faced off in a debate this morning. Both Mike Weinholtz and Vaughn Cooke say Utah’s majority republican political system isn’t serving the needs of everyday Utahns.

Brian Grimmett

The Utah Supreme Court has issued an opinion clarifying the meaning of recent changes to Utah’s election laws.

Utah Foundation

The non-partisan Utah Foundation has published a report that takes a closer look at the priorities of seven candidates running for Governor.

Brian Grimmett

A federal judge has ruled against the Utah Republican Party in its lawsuit over changes to Utah election law. 

Brian Grimmett

The Utah Supreme Court heard arguments from the Utah Republican and Democratic Parties Monday over who gets to decide how a candidate can get on a primary ballot.

Judy Fahys/KUER

Two Utahns in Congress stopped at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics Thursday to talk about their new initiative to “empower” Congress.

Andrea Smardon

The latest numbers show Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders eclipsed Hillary Clinton in Utah’s Democratic Presidential Caucus with almost 80 percent of the vote.  The party saw record turnout despite hiccups at the polls.

Judy Fahys/KUER

Going into yesterday’s caucuses, the big question for many Utah Republicans was whether Ted Cruz would win all 40 of the state’s delegates. In the end, he did, thanks to a record number of caucus-goers who weighed in.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

Democrats turned out in record numbers for last night’s caucus and supported presidential candidate Bernie Sanders by a margin of nearly three to one over Hillary Clinton. Many were participating for the first time.

Whittney Evans

Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders drew thousands of supporters to West High School Monday for his second campaign stop in Utah.  He’s trying to pick up as many delegates as possible during Utah Caucuses Tuesday night.

Brian Grimmett

Utah Governor Gary Herbert endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday to be the Republican Party’s presidential nominee.

Whittney Evans

Thousands of Utahns welcomed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to Salt Lake City Friday.

elections.utah.gov

A total of 310 state and federal candidates met Thursday night’s filing deadline in Utah ahead of caucuses Tuesday.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

The GOP presidential debate scheduled for Monday in Utah was canceled after Donald Trump announced that he would not participate. As Utah Republicans head into caucuses on Tuesday, the GOP frontrunner is not expected to do as well here as he has elsewhere in the country.

Brian Grimmett

The Utah Republican Party once again argued against an alternative path to the primary ballot in federal court Monday. 

Brian Grimmett

A debate over whether or not to halt the death penalty in Utah ended without lawmakers acting on legislation as time ran out on the last day of the 2016 general session.

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