Utah GOP http://kuer.org en Rural Commissioner Returns to Office -- Thanks to 3 Votes http://kuer.org/post/rural-commissioner-returns-office-thanks-3-votes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republicans dominate politics in eastern Utah’s conservative </span>Uintah<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County. So, a vote recount and long wait for a winner in the county commission primary was unusual and tense. Mike McKee will keep his seat for a fourth term because there is no Democratic challenger. </span>KUER’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Judy </span>Fahys<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:12:59 +0000 Judy Fahys 49157 at http://kuer.org Rural Commissioner Returns to Office -- Thanks to 3 Votes Utah Democratic Party Has a Lot More Cash On Hand Than Their Republican Counterparts http://kuer.org/post/utah-democratic-party-has-lot-more-cash-hand-their-republican-counterparts <p>The latest state financial disclosure reports show that the Utah Democratic Party has a lot more money than the Utah GOP. That&nbsp;difference could mean something for the upcoming election.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:49:03 +0000 Brian Grimmett 49156 at http://kuer.org Utah Democratic Party Has a Lot More Cash On Hand Than Their Republican Counterparts A Small Group of Davis County GOP Members Looks to Oust County Chair http://kuer.org/post/small-group-davis-county-gop-members-looks-oust-county-chair <p>Several <a href="http://www.davisgop.com/" target="_blank">Davis County Republicans</a> are trying to oust their local party chair because he wasn’t registered with the party when was elected.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.davisgop.com/team-view/phill-wright/" target="_blank">Davis County GOP Chair Phill Wright</a> believes the whole thing is a big mistake. He says he inadvertently failed to check a box declaring himself a Republican on a provisional ballot in 2012 and never knew that it caused his status to change.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:48:24 +0000 Brian Grimmett 48909 at http://kuer.org Mia Love Wins GOP 4th Congressional District Race http://kuer.org/post/mia-love-wins-gop-4th-congressional-district-race <p>Former Saratoga Springs mayor Mia Love won the state Republican nomination for Utah’s 4th congressional district.</p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 23:48:39 +0000 Brian Grimmett 45464 at http://kuer.org Mia Love Wins GOP 4th Congressional District Race Utah AG Sean Reyes Accepts GOP Nomination http://kuer.org/post/utah-ag-sean-reyes-accepts-gop-nomination <p>Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes will be the Republican nominee in the special election to replace former AG John Swallow. Reyes was the only republican candidate running. He has been working as the AG since January when Governor Herbert appointed him to replace Swallow. At the GOP state convention on Saturday, Reyes reaffirmed his commitment to fighting for Utah’s Amendment 3.</p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 23:13:16 +0000 Brian Grimmett 45463 at http://kuer.org Utah AG Sean Reyes Accepts GOP Nomination Compromise Announced on Count My Vote http://kuer.org/post/compromise-announced-count-my-vote <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Leaders of the <a href="http://www.countmyvoteutah.org/">Count My Vote</a> ballot initiative appeared with legislative leaders at a rare Sunday news conference to announce a compromise on the effort to replace Utah’s caucus-convention system for nominating political candidates.</span></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 01:59:47 +0000 Dan Bammes 42831 at http://kuer.org Compromise Announced on Count My Vote Bill To Modify Caucus System Clears Hurdle in State Senate http://kuer.org/post/bill-modify-caucus-system-clears-hurdle-state-senate <p>A bill that would force political parties in Utah to change the current caucus and primary system cleared a hurdle in a Senate committee on Friday. &nbsp;SB 54 would mandate that parties raise the threshold for office nominations to 65 percent of the delegate vote – up from 60 percent.&nbsp; It would force parties to allow absentee voting at neighborhood caucus meetings and state party conventions. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 00:10:28 +0000 Terry Gildea 42185 at http://kuer.org Bill To Modify Caucus System Clears Hurdle in State Senate Sutherland Institute, Count My Vote Debate Merits of Direct Primary Elections http://kuer.org/post/sutherland-institute-count-my-vote-debate-merits-direct-primary-elections <p>Leaders of the Count My Vote initiative joined members of the opposition to discuss their ballot measure Wednesday during a panel at the Sutherland Institute Legislative Policy Conference.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:26:00 +0000 Brian Grimmett 40855 at http://kuer.org Sutherland Institute, Count My Vote Debate Merits of Direct Primary Elections GOP Candidates for Attorney General Debate, Campaign for Votes http://kuer.org/post/gop-candidates-attorney-general-debate-campaign-votes <p>Republican Candidates vying to replace former Attorney General John Swallow, faced off in a debate on Wednesday night. They answered questions that came from across the state using the Utah Education Network’s video conferencing infrastructure.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 04:32:37 +0000 Brian Grimmett 39436 at http://kuer.org GOP Candidates for Attorney General Debate, Campaign for Votes State GOP Makes Changes to Neighborhood Caucuses http://kuer.org/post/state-gop-makes-changes-neighborhood-caucuses <p>Leaders of the Count My Vote initiative say they will continue to move forward with their efforts to replace the party caucuses with direct primaries even after state GOP delegates voted over the weekend to reform the current system.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:20:57 +0000 Brian Grimmett 37389 at http://kuer.org State GOP Makes Changes to Neighborhood Caucuses Utah GOP Chairman Deflects Attention Away from County Leader's Inflammatory Comments http://kuer.org/post/utah-gop-chairman-deflects-attention-away-county-leaders-inflammatory-comments <p>Utah Republican Party chairman James Evans addressed the media today about inflammatory comments made by Salt Lake County GOP Chairman Chad Bennion. Evans’ comments come more than a week after Bennion first said that District Attorney Sim Gill might be a cop hater and then helped promote a rally aimed against him.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 22:40:14 +0000 Brian Grimmett 34275 at http://kuer.org Utah GOP Chairman Deflects Attention Away from County Leader's Inflammatory Comments Salt Lake County GOP Chairman Ready for a New Salt Lake County District Attorney http://kuer.org/post/salt-lake-county-gop-chairman-ready-new-salt-lake-county-district-attorney <p>Last week Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill determined that two West Valley City detectives were not justified in their shooting of an unarmed woman. In response, the County’s GOP Chairman Chad Bennion offered some harsh criticism of Gill that isn’t sitting well with some.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:12:27 +0000 Brian Grimmett 33838 at http://kuer.org Salt Lake County GOP Chairman Ready for a New Salt Lake County District Attorney Utah Republicans Decide to Keep Party Nomination Process http://kuer.org/post/utah-republicans-decide-keep-party-nomination-process <p>Utah Republicans decided at their convention on Saturday to keep their system in place for choosing party nominees.&nbsp;A proposal to raise the percentage of votes needed to avoid a primary sparked heated debate about how best to give lesser-known candidates a fair shot.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 19 May 2013 00:49:27 +0000 Andrea Smardon 29500 at http://kuer.org Utah Republicans Decide to Keep Party Nomination Process KUER News Pod: Friday May 17, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-friday-may-17-2013 <p>The wife of LDS President Thomas Monson passes away, the University of Utah receives a grant to research child asthma, and some members of the Utah Republican party propose a change to the delegate system.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F92667830&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Fri, 17 May 2013 18:35:49 +0000 Brian Grimmett 29454 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Friday May 17, 2013 Thomas Wright Not Seeking Re-election as Utah GOP Chairman http://kuer.org/post/thomas-wright-not-seeking-re-election-utah-gop-chairman <p>Utah Republican Party Chairman Thomas Wright announced today that he will not seek re-election when the state GOP meets in May.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 20:03:23 +0000 Terry Gildea 27186 at http://kuer.org Thomas Wright Not Seeking Re-election as Utah GOP Chairman KUER News Pod: Monday April 1, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-monday-april-1-2013 <p>Federal spending cuts affect Utah’s poor and hungry, Utah’s GOP Chairman says he won’t run for re-election, and Utah’s courts begin a new era of openness.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F85922637&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 18:15:20 +0000 Brian Grimmett 27174 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Monday April 1, 2013 Utah Priorities Project: Partisan Politics http://kuer.org/post/utah-priorities-project-partisan-politics <p></p><p>The increasing polarization of the political process in Utah and across the nation is the next issue identified by the Utah Foundation as part of its Utah Priorities Project.&nbsp; In their open-ended survey, voters ranked partisan politics the 8<sup>th</sup> most important concern.</p><p></p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 15:29:45 +0000 Dan Bammes 19167 at http://kuer.org Utah Priorities Project: Partisan Politics