Primary http://kuer.org en Social Media Recap: Utah GOP Primary Elections http://kuer.org/post/social-media-recap-utah-gop-primary-elections <p>The KUER News team spent last night covering the biggest races in the GOP Primary Elections. We sent reporters and interns to election night events across the Salt Lake Valley and they used our new twitter account, <a href="http://www.twitter.com/KUERnews">@KUERnews</a>, to keep you updated throughout the night of the latest results and to help give you a broader view of each candidates thoughts.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 21:00:01 +0000 Brian Grimmett 14129 at http://kuer.org Social Media Recap: Utah GOP Primary Elections KUER News Pod: Wednesday June 27, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-wednesday-june-27-2012 <p>In Utah&rsquo;s GOP Primary elections, Senator Orrin Hatch easily defeats Dan Liljenquist, the Salt Lake County Mayor&rsquo;s race is too close to call, and the Wood Hollow wildfire continues to burn uncontained. All that and more in today&#39;s News Pod.</p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F51074807&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=98091a"></iframe> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 20:07:22 +0000 Brian Grimmett 14124 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Wednesday June 27, 2012 John Swallow Defeats Sean Reyes for Utah Attorney General http://kuer.org/post/john-swallow-defeats-sean-reyes-utah-attorney-general <p>John Swallow defeated Sean Reyes in the Republican primary for Utah Attorney General last night. Swallow is the current Chief Deputy Attorney General and will face Weber County Attorney Dee Smith in the general election.</p><p>The race took an ugly turn when ads attacking Reyes&rsquo; background aired in the weeks leading up to the primary. Reyes&rsquo; campaign in turn issued a rarely successful cease and desist order to remove the ads from television. Despite the negative campaigning and lost election, Reyes explained how he felt about the last two weeks.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 07:41:35 +0000 Ray Howze & Todd Patton 14082 at http://kuer.org Senator Hatch Easily Wins Primary http://kuer.org/post/senator-hatch-easily-wins-primary <p>Senator Orrin Hatch won the GOP Primary Tuesday night, defeating former state senator Dan Liljenquist with more than 60 percent of the vote after a campaign stoked by anti-incumbent sentiment. Hatch told supporters at his election night gathering that he was relieved that the primary is behind him.</p> <p>After forcing Hatch to his first primary contest in his 36 years, Liljenquist mounted an aggressive campaign. He attacked Hatch for not being conservative enough. But during his concession speech, Liljenquist's combative tone was absent.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 06:52:19 +0000 Terry Gildea 14077 at http://kuer.org Senator Hatch Easily Wins Primary