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Utah Democrats will hold a second convention next week to address unfinished business from their previous gathering.

Nicole Nixon

Utah Democratic Party Delegates chose Daisy Thomas as their new party chair at Saturday’s organization convention.

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The Utah Democratic Party will elect new leadership at its organizing convention in Ogden this weekend — but recent allegations of sexual harassment by a high-profile member have cast a cloud over the party.

A candidate for Utah Democratic Party state chair is dropping out of the race following allegations of sexual impropriety.

Julia Ritchey, KUER

Sen. Orrin Hatch says he believes the presidential election will be close, but is urging Utah Republicans to deliver the state for Donald Trump.

Candidates Face Off In Primary Election

Jun 28, 2016

Candidates from the major parties in Utah, along with state school board candidates will face off in a primary election Tuesday. 

The Utah Lt. Governor’s office has dismissed a complaint filed by the Democratic Party about letters sent to unaffiliated voters.

Leaders of the Utah Democratic Party have filed a complaint with the Lt. Governor’s office about letters county clerks are sending to unaffiliated voters asking them which primary ballot they’d like to receive.

The number of registered voters in Utah has increased by more than 45 thousand since the beginning of this year. While political parties and county clerks welcome the increase, it does make their jobs more complicated.

Brian Grimmett and Judy Fahys

Democratic candidates vying for Republican Sen. Mike Lee’s Senate seat are headed to a primary, while Lee faced no opposition on his way to the general ballot.

Brian Grimmett

Both Democratic gubernatorial candidates announced their choice for lt. governor Monday.

Whittney Evans

The Utah Democratic Party saw record turnout at this years’ caucus meetings, largely due to a wave of Bernie Sanders supporters. The enthusiasm for his candidacy also led several people to jump into local races to challenge incumbent Democratic state representatives. But it’s not easy turning enthusiasm into a viable campaign.

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.

Utah Democrats will caucus tomorrow night to choose state delegates and divide national delegates among presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. 

Chelsea Clinton Stumps For Mom In Utah

Mar 15, 2016
Brian Grimmett

Chelsea Clinton held several events in Utah on Tuesday in an effort to gain more support for her mother’s presidential campaign.

Brian Grimmett

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

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Utah Democratic lawmakers are upset about a bill that would give the GOP a majority on two legislative committees that traditionally have equal representation from both parties.

Brian Grimmett

Mike Weinholtz, a former CEO of Utah based CHG Healthcare Services, has announced that he’ll be running for Governor as a Democratic candidate this year. 

Brian Grimmett

Democratic members of the Utah House of Representatives laid out what they hope to accomplish during the 2016 legislative session at a press conference Wednesdayat the state capitol.

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A federal judge has ruled that Utah cannot force political parties to allow unaffiliated voters to participate in primary elections. But the ruling doesn’t apply to the Utah Democratic Party.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

Utah Democrats are blasting Republicans for not taking action to provide healthcare to low-income citizens. They held a press conference Tuesday saying a Medicaid expansion is long overdue.

Utah Democratic Party Implements SB54 Changes

Jun 13, 2015
Brian Grimmett

The Utah Democratic Party held their state convention on Saturday and delegates have chosen to become a qualified political party.

Democrats Lose Three Close Legislative Races

Nov 19, 2014
Dan Bammes

  Democrats in Utah’s state House of Representatives are choosing new leaders at a meeting Wednesday evening.  The minority party lost three close races Tuesday when the final vote tallies were announced.

One of the Republicans who won a hard-fought race is former State Representative Fred Cox, who defeated Democrat Mike Lee in District 30 in West Valley City.  The margin was just 47 votes.  Cox said his opponent was gracious when the results were announced.

The Utah Debate Commission has finalized the list of who will be participating in this year’s mid-term election debates and the list only includes Republicans and Democrats.

Brian Grimmett

Leaders of the Utah Democratic Party are unhappy with the timing of Republican State Senator John Valentine’s resignation.

Brian Grimmett

The latest state financial disclosure reports show that the Utah Democratic Party has a lot more money than the Utah GOP. That difference could mean something for the upcoming election.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

Utah Congressman Christ Stewart will face Democrat Luz Robles in the upcoming November election. Robles had no Democratic competitors for the District 2 nomination, leaving her free to focus on her Republican opponent. 

At the convention, Luz Robles acknowledged that running for Congress as a working mother, a state senator, and a Democrat would be an uphill battle.

Utah Democrats Choose Peter Corroon for Party Chair

Apr 26, 2014
Andrea Smardon / KUER

Utah Democrats elected former Salt Lake County mayor Peter Corroon as their new party chair over the weekend. Both Corroon and his opponent Richard Davis emphasized the need to recruit more Democrats outside of Salt Lake valley.

BYU political science professor Richard Davis was chair of the Democratic Party in conservative stronghold Utah County for four years.

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On Saturday, Republicans and Democrats across Utah will gather at state party conventions to nominate candidates for the mid-term elections. But one party will also be choosing a new leader.  Jim Dabakis  ended his nearly three year tenure as chairman of the Utah Democratic Party last month. The veteran politician sat down with KUER's Terry Gildea and reflected on his experience leading Utah's minority party.

Former Salt Lake County Mayor and Gubernatorial candidate Peter Corroon says he’s considering running to be chairman of the Utah Democratic Party. Corroon hasn’t been heavily involved in politics for almost two years. And while he says he hasn’t made a final decision on whether or not to run for State Democratic Party Chair, he says it’s a position that definitely piques his interest.

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