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2018 midterm elections

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Updates from the lieutenant governor’s office show that all four initiative groups trying to get on the ballot this November appear to have qualified. But nothing is set in stone yet.

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A record number of Native Americans are running for political office this year nationally and in the Mountain West.

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Democratic frontrunners Ben McAdams and Jenny Wilson clinched the party nomination in their respective congressional races.

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Some candidates for legislative and county-level races can set their sights on the Nov. 6 election. Others are headed for primaries in June.

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Mitt and Ann Romney sat down in front of about 600 supporters and state delegates Thursday evening for a “living room” style chat, moderated by former Utah broadcaster Ruth Todd.

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U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney clarified his positions on immigration and DACA on Tuesday after online backlash.

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Mitt Romney earned more than $5.5 million over the past year and has a fortune worth up to $270 million, according to disclosure forms he filed Friday as part of his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah.

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After years of litigation, the Utah Republican Party was dealt another blow on Tuesday after a federal appeals court affirmed that Utah’s candidate nominating election law, known as S.B. 54, is constitutional.

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Recent gains by Democrats in special elections across the country have some Republicans worried about an anti-Trump wave come November. In Utah, a solidly red state, that looks less likely, but it hasn't stopped Democrats from fielding more candidates for statewide races.

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Thursday was the last day to file for candidacy in this year’s elections in Utah. Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney stopped by the State Capitol Thursday morning to file. Romney is hoping to nab the Senate seat currently held by Orrin Hatch, who’s retiring.

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The Utah Republican Party adopted a new rule last month that targets candidates who gather signatures to get on the primary ballot – and it only applies to two federal races. Now the Lt. Governor says he won’t allow the party to enforce the rule.

Today is the first day to file for candidacy for all state and federal races in Utah. In one of the more closely watched races, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams filed paperwork this morning to unseat Congresswoman Mia Love.

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Utah lawmakers may take legislative action after the Utah Republican Party passed a controversial bylaw over the weekend.

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Mitt Romney is postponing a highly anticipated announcement for U.S. Senate after 17 people were killed in a school shooting in South Florida

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Mitt Romney took to Twitter on Monday to blast President Trump’s reported comments about Haiti and countries in Africa. The tweet signals that Romney could remain a critic of the White House if he decides to run for Senate.

With Sen. Hatch Out, All Eyes Turn To Romney

Jan 2, 2018
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It was a subtle but telling detail amid the deluge of news following Sen. Orrin Hatch’s retirement announcement on Tuesday. Mitt Romney’s Twitter account changed his location from Massachusetts to Holladay, Utah, where he owns a home.