Some of the final margins at Saturday's GOP state convention were unbelievably close [Utah Policy].
Sen. Orrin Hatch barely misses getting 60% at the state convention and now heads to a primary against Dan Liljenquist [Tribune, Deseret News, KUER, Fox 13, Daily Herald].
Democrats avoid a primary in the U.S. Senate race, giving the nomination to Scott Howell over Pete Ashdown [Tribune, KUER, Fox 13].
Gov. Gary Herbert wins the GOP nomination outright, avoiding a primary [Tribune, Deseret News, KSL, Fox 13, ABC 4].
Chris Stewart wins the GOP nomination in the 2nd Congressional district amid allegations of dirty tricks and backroom dealing [Tribune, Deseret News].
Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love pulls off an upset, winning the GOP nomination in Utah's 4th Congressional district, besting Carl Wimmer and Stephen Sandstrom [Tribune].
Attorney General Mark Shurtleff generates a bit of controversy during the convention by calling love a "novelty." He later apologized for the remark [ABC 4].
Sean Reyes and John Swallow head to a primary for the GOP Attorney General nomination [Tribune, Deseret News].
How did FreedomWorks become political kryptonite in Utah? [Tribune].
Most Utahns think Gov. Herbert did the right thing by vetoing a controversial bill to prohibit the teaching of contraceptives in sex education classes [Tribune].
Utah Policy's Republican insiders think Mark Crockett will win the GOP nod for Salt Lake County Mayor while Democrats think Mike Winder is the choice [Utah Policy].
Business and government leaders are joining forces to get behind the SkiLink proposal to connect the Canyons and Solitude ski resorts [Tribune].
Paul Rolly says some legislators think the public is too stupid to vote on some issues [Tribune].
The University of Utah wants students and employees to ride their bikes more often [Tribune].