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Mid-Term Elections 2014
2:25 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Republican Bishop Returns to Congress in 1st District

Rob Bishop won reelection. The Republican from Brigham City will serve a seventh term after defeating Democrat Donna McAleer in this rematch.
Credit Andrea Smardon / KUER News

Democrat Donna McAleer took a second run this year at unseating Republican Rob Bishop in this First Congressional District rematch. But voters opted once again to return the incumbent to Congress.

Rob Bishop asked voters to send him back to Washington for a seventh term so he can lead the House Natural Resources Committee. He won with 64 percent of the vote.

At the Republican election night party, Bishop reminded the crowd that the GOP will control both the House and the Senate during his next term.

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Public Lands
2:28 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Daggett County First to Join Bishop's Public Lands Plan

Environmentalists, local officials and members of Utah's Congressional delegation have agreed on a new land use and conservation proposal for Daggett County, Utah

  Daggett County -- with the smallest population in the state – is the first to agree to Congressman Rob Bishop’s plan for protecting public lands in Utah. 

Daggett County includes the north slope of the Uintah Mountains and Flaming Gorge reservoir, as well as the towns of Manila and Dutch John.  Only about 1100 people live there.  But it’s one of eight counties where Congressman Rob Bishop has been working to build consensus on which public lands deserve protection.

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Mid-Term Elections 2014
9:00 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Incumbent Bishop, Challenger McAleer Face off in First District Rematch

The candidates, Republican incumbent Rep. Rob Bishop and Democratic challenger Donna McAleer, make their cases to 1st Congressional District voters, thanks to the Utah Debate Commission last month.
Credit Tom Smart / Utah Debate Commission Pool


News Director's Note: Throughout this month, KUER reporters will profile the five major mid-term election races leading up to Election Day. This is the first.

Utah’s First Congressional District includes all or part of 10 northern counties, and Rob Bishop, the Republican congressman who’s represented it for six terms, wants the voters to send him back to Washington. Donna McAleer, the Democrat challenging him for a second time, finds herself on a steep path to unseat him.

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Mid-Term Elections 2014
12:08 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Bishop and McAleer Meet in 1st District Debate

Republican Congressman Rob Bishop and Democratic challenger Donna McAleer met in debate in Ogden at Weber State University on Tuesday night.
Credit Tom Smart

Candidates vying to represent Utah’s first congressional district met in a debate Tuesday night.  Republican Congressman Rob Bishop and Democratic challenger Donna McAleer squared off in front of a live audience at Weber State University in Ogden.  

Donna McAleer wasted little time before criticizing Rob Bishop’s voting record in the U.S. House.  She called him the guardian of gridlock and blamed him for helping shut down the federal government last year.

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Mid-Term Elections 2014
10:53 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Panel Examines Role of Women in Utah Politics

Utah congressional candidates Luz Robles, Mia Love and Donna McAleer participate in a panel discussion on the role of women in Utah politics.
Credit Terry Gildea/KUER

Three women running for Utah congressional seats were part of panel discussion Wednesday night that examined the growing role women could play in the state’s political future.  

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6:10 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Teachers Back McAleer in 1st District; Both Candidates Raise Campaign Cash

Democrat is expected to announce two, big endorsements on Tuesday -- from the National Education Association and the Utah Education Association -- in her campaign to unseat Rep. Rob Bishop, R-1st District.
Credit Courtesy: / Donna McAleer

The democratic challenger vying for Utah’s 1st district congressional seat hopes two big endorsements will help her unseat the incumbent in November. KUER’s Judy Fahys reports.

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11:15 am
Sun April 27, 2014

McAleer Wins Democratic Nomination in 1st Congressional District

Donna McAleer (under placard) poses for a group selfie with supporters Saturday after winning her party's nomination to challenge Republican Rob Bishop in the 1st District.
Credit Judy Fahys / KUER News

Democrats had a convention contest to see who would would get the chance to try unseating Republican Congressman Rob Bishop in the 1st Congressional District.

And now Donna McAleer is looking forward to a rematch against Bishop. She said she’s got much more ammunition against the incumbent in the two years since their last faceoff. McAleer says congressional bickering and Bishop’s role in the government shutdown last fall are good campaign issues in the 1st District.

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