Not surprisingly, Utah Republicans are divided over whom they support in the wide-open 2016 presidential field while Utah's Democrats are solidly behind Hillary Clinton.

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Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. It's the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest films ever made: Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Utah Republicans are divided on who they will support in 2016 while Democrats back Hillary Clinton. Hatch votes yes on Loretta Lynch's nomination to be...

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Utah GOP Chair James Evans is getting some criticism for his continuing battle against SB54, which is prompting some infighting within the Republican party. Our political insiders and readers feel...
A federal judge denied the Utah GOP's request for a preliminary injunction to keep SB 54 from going into effect. Party leaders say if they don't make a number of changes, there's a possibility no...

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It's become de rigueur to talk about the importance of appealing to independent voters in elections. However, those voters may not hold as much sway as you might think.
Not surprisingly, Utah Republicans are divided over whom they support in the wide-open 2016 presidential field while Utah's Democrats are solidly behind Hillary Clinton.
It was with incredulity that I wrote a story Tuesday morning about GOP Chairman James Evans’ new idea on how the Utah Republican Party can “vet” candidates who chose the petition gathering route to...
The Utah GOP is starting to look like the Soviet Politburo with their plan to have a committee vet candidates before they get on the ballot. 
article thumbnailThanks to the Legislature, Utah is nicely positioned, far better than most states, to adequately fund transportation infrastructure -- and to reap the accompanying economic rewards.

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The Utah GOP is starting to look like the Soviet Politburo with their plan to have a committee vet candidates before they get on the ballot. 
Jim Dabakis drops out of the Salt Lake City Mayoral race after just 10 days. Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott discuss his quick campaign and our poll that shows Mayor Ralph Becker may have a tough fight ahead...

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