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  • Utah's red loses some of its luster

    11/05/2008 10:02:39 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 15 replies · 1,960+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 11/05/2008 | Matt Canham
    WASHINGTON - Republican John McCain easily won the majority of votes in Utah on Tuesday, but a breakdown of the unofficial results should give Democrats a reason to smile. Sen. Barack Obama claimed more votes than any Democratic presidential hopeful has in the state since Hubert Humphrey ran in 1968. His total, though, may not impress many who are unaware of the minority party's recent struggles in one of the most Republican states in the nation. With almost every vote counted, Obama claimed about 35 percent of the total to McCain's 62 percent. In 2004, Democrat John Kerry received only...
  • Federal judge breaks rules, donates to Obama

    10/25/2008 11:40:47 AM PDT · by Sons of Union Vets · 27 replies · 1,072+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 23, 2008 | World Net Daily
    A federal judge appointed by President Bill Clinton broke judicial rules to contribute to Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign on multiple occasions. Utah's chief federal judge, Tena Campbell, violated the Judicial Code of Conduct and give hundreds of dollars to the Democratic Party nominee, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. Federal Election Commission campaign disclosures reveal Campbell described herself as a "lawyer" employed by the government and gave $100 to Obama's campaign Aug. 28, 2007. She gifted additional funds totaling $300. The seventh canon of the Judicial Code of Conduct states, "A judge should not … solicit funds for or pay...
  • A simple choice: The nation needs Barack Obama in the White House (Salt Lake Tribune)

    10/19/2008 12:15:28 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 119 replies · 2,180+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | October 19, 2008 | Editorial
    SNIPThe country desperately needs a new and well-defined road map for the 21st century and leadership that can unite the country behind it. We believe that Barack Obama can give us both.
  • Power plant up to voters (Utah)

    10/11/2008 6:44:05 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies · 351+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 09 October 2008 | Cathy McKitrick
    Within hours of hearing oral arguments, Utah's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday to place a Sevier County citizens initiative back on November's ballot. That order overturned a mid-September 6th District Court decision to yank it off. Proposition 1 will allow voters to weigh in on a proposed coal-fired power plant to be built near Sigurd. Plans for the 299-acre facility have been progressing through the county's planning process for more than two years and the concept has driven an emotional wedge between opponents and supporters. According to its terse order, the high court's full opinion will come later, "in due course."...
  • IDAHO MCCAIN WELL AHEAD OF OBAMA IN, RANKING THIRD IN SUPPORT ONLY BEHIND UTAH AND WYOMING

    09/02/2008 11:21:53 AM PDT · by An Old Man · 15 replies · 302+ views
    Greg Smith ^ | August 26, 2008 | Greg Smith
    MCCAIN WELL AHEAD OF OBAMA IN IDAHO, RANKING THIRD IN SUPPORT ONLY BEHIND UTAH AND WYOMING McCain leads by a 52%-29% margin “if the election was held today”. Further, a sizable McCain lead remains regardless of region of residence within Idaho, age, gender, and years having lived in Idaho. Even among Democrats, 35% say they would vote for McCain. Idaho’s 23% lead lags only behind Utah (39%) and Wyoming (37%) in McCain support. Greg Smith & Associates will reveal the results of polling work done on Idaho’s U.S. Senate race between Jim Risch (R), Larry LaRocco (D), and Rex Rammell...
  • Romney to Meet with Utah Delegates

    08/31/2008 1:29:53 AM PDT · by rodeo-mamma · 142 replies · 662+ views
    Desert News | August 31, 2009 | Lisa Rocha
    Romney to meet with Utah GOP delegates By Lisa Riley Roche Deseret News Published: Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008 12:45 a.m. MDT 0 comments RELATED CONTENT | E-MAIL | PRINT | FONT + - McCain's choice alters campaign Utah delegates praise Palin ST. PAUL, Minn. — Mitt Romney may not be on the GOP ticket, but Utah delegates to the Republican National Convention will no doubt give him a hero's welcome when he visits them at their Monday morning breakfast meeting. "Next to John McCain and Sarah Palin, right now there is not a hotter name at this convention than Mitt...
  • It's the rules: Utah to vote for Romney

    07/21/2008 12:00:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 52 replies · 208+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 7/19/08 | Thomas Burr
    WASHINGTON - The music will be rising into a crescendo, the hall glowing with red, blue and white stars, confetti at the waiting, when Utah delegates take the microphone in the nomination of John McCain for the president and cast their ballots for Mitt Romney.
  • Rep. Cannon Finally Fails To Hide Amnesty Record

    06/25/2008 6:40:59 PM PDT · by Baron OBeef Dip · 21 replies · 102+ views
    NumbersUSA ^ | June 25, 2008 | Roy Beck
    Rep. Chris Cannon -- who lost in a 60%-40% Primary election landslide yesterday -- had survived several previous Primary challenges by fooling enough people into believing that he was not really an amnesty champion. The seven-term incumbent lost to Jason Chaffetz, 41, a former chief of staff for Utah's governor who was running for public office for the first time and who was outspent 7-1. Chaffetz ran as a True Immigration Reformer, favoring deep cuts in legal immigration and vigorous Attrition Through Enforcement measures.
  • Bush wraps up one fundraiser, arrives in Marine One for event at Romney home in Park City

    05/28/2008 5:02:59 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 4 replies · 182+ views
    The Deseret News ^ | 5.28.2008 | Lisa Riley Roche and Leigh Dethman
    President George W. Bush landed in Park City in Marine One around 5 p.m. this evening, where a small crowd of both supporters and protestors greeted him. The landing by Bush on ball fields adjacent to Park City Middle School drew the attention of local residents, who were gathering throughout the afternoon. What they saw was the landing of the iconic helicopter, as well as four other identical green U.S. Marine Corp. helicopters. They also got a wave from Bush before he climbed into a waiting SUV. The motorcade then quickly left, bound for the second fundraiser at Mitt Romney's...
  • Cannon (R-UT) advances to Republican primary by slim margin

    05/11/2008 1:07:00 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies · 128+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | May 10, 2008 | Robert Gehrke and Cathy McKitrick
    Rep. Chris Cannon barely escaped with his political life Saturday. Jason Chaffetz, a former chief of staff to Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., nearly knocked off the incumbent in the Republican State Convention, but instead will face Cannon in a June 24 primary. "A win is a win," said Chaffetz. "We're going to go out and take it to Cannon right from Day 1." Chaffetz captured 563 Republican delegate votes, or 59 percent of the total. Cannon received votes from 391 delegates, 41 percent of the total. Chaffetz could have captured the nomination outright with 60 percent of the vote -...
  • McCain, Romney Campaign Together in Utah

    03/27/2008 5:06:42 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 85 replies · 1,144+ views
    My Way ^ | March 27,2008 | LIZ SIDOTI
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - In a show of Republican unity, one-time bitter foes John McCain and Mitt Romney raised money and campaigned together Thursday for a single goal - getting McCain elected president. "We are united. Now our job is to energize our party," the Arizona senator said in an airport hangar, flanked by Romney and Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., an early McCain supporter. Both have been mentioned as potential vice presidential picks, and McCain praised each. Romney lauded McCain and promised to do all he can to help, saying: "He is a man who is proven and...
  • McCain dropping by Utah with Romney in tow

    03/26/2008 4:38:58 PM PDT · by pissant · 72 replies · 950+ views
    Salt Lake Trib ^ | 3/26/08 | Tom Burr
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain will make an invitation-only fundraising stop in Salt Lake City at the Grand America Hotel on Thursday. Former presidential contender Mitt Romney will accompany McCain to the $1,000-a-person event at the Grand America Hotel, a McCain campaign official confirmed today on the condition of anonymity. Romney, who dropped out of the race after poor showings in the primaries, received nearly 90 percent of the Utah GOP vote on Feb. 5, while McCain had just 5 percent. Romney is a member of the LDS Church, like more than 60 percent of the state's residents. While...
  • Could dogged devotion earn guv a VP spot?

    03/02/2008 6:47:32 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 22 replies · 302+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | March 2, 2008 | Thomas Burr, Matt Canham
    Speculation grows on Utah's young leader completing a McCain ticketWASHINGTON - In Utah political circles, Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. seemed to be hitching his future on a John McCain presidency with an eye toward a big-time ambassadorship or high-level Cabinet post. Not even the most starry-eyed of the Utah GOP had the audacity to hope for a McCain-Huntsman presidential ticket. But now that McCain is the presumptive nominee, Huntsman is appearing on several short lists as a possible running mate. The Washington Post, The Associated Press and the Atlantic, among others, have floated Huntsman as a possibility for rounding out...
  • Josh Romney decides against running for Congress, for now

    03/02/2008 6:21:33 PM PST · by littlehouse36 · 17 replies · 134+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 3/1/08 | Thomas Burr
    By Thomas BurrThe Salt Lake Tribune Article Last Updated: 03/01/2008 03:50:57 PM MST Posted: 3:51 PM- WASHINGTON - Josh Romney, the middle son of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, toyed with the idea of running for Congress in Utah but says now he's definitely not going to jump into the race this year.     Josh Romney, 32, who lives in Millcreek outside of Salt Lake City, says after zipping across the United States for more than a year, including visiting all 99 counties in Iowa, he wants to take a break from politics before plunging into another campaign.     "Just...
  • Top of the ticket (Breaking News: Mitt Romney to rejoin GOP race?)

    02/25/2008 4:17:40 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 90 replies · 325+ views
    LATimes [political blog] ^ | February 25, 2008 | Andrew Malcolm
    Breaking News: Mitt Romney to rejoin GOP race? Josh Romney, one of former Gov. Mitt Romney's five sons, says it's "possible" his father may rejoin the race for the White House, either as a vice presidential candidate or seek to become the Republican Party's standard bearer if the campaign of Sen. John McCain falters. ..... McCain and the lobbyist have unequivocally denied the charges and numerous conservatives, once hesitant to support the more moderate senator, have flocked to his support, at least against the liberal Times. However, subsequent published reports have contradicted some of McCain's denials of meetings with corporate...
  • Josh Romney Mulling Politics

    02/25/2008 12:45:29 PM PST · by Froufrou · 50 replies · 235+ views
    deseretnew.com ^ | 02/25/08 | Lisa Riley Roche
    Utahns may get the chance to vote for a Romney this November after all — Josh Romney, the son of former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, says he's considering a run for Congress. Of course, there's always the possibility that Mitt Romney may end up on the ballot as a vice presidential candidate — or even, some suggest, the party's nominee if the campaign of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., continues to falter. Josh Romney told the Deseret Morning News that after a year of campaigning across country for his father, he's been approached to run as a Republican against 2nd...
  • Romney's exit disappoints strong Utah following

    02/07/2008 3:30:55 PM PST · by Colofornian · 93 replies · 187+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Feb. 7, 2008 | Brock Vergakis
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Mitt Romney's withdrawal from the presidential race Thursday caught some of his most devoted supporters by surprise and disappointed many who hoped the nation would elect its first Mormon president. Romney, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints like 60 percent of the Utah's residents, had raised more than $5.2 million here and won the state's primary on Tuesday with almost 90 percent of the Republican vote. "I'm very disappointed," said state Senate President John Valentine, R-Orem. "Of course I wanted him to go all the way. But what I view him...
  • Fox News: Romney and Obama Take Utah

    02/05/2008 7:00:34 PM PST · by Aristotelian · 41 replies · 166+ views
    Fox News
    Fox News says Mitt Romney and Barack Obama win in Utah.
  • Utah's Mormons loathe Huckabee

    02/04/2008 8:20:41 PM PST · by JRochelle · 289 replies · 1,035+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/04/2008 | Richard T. Cullen
    Of all the possible Super Tuesday outcomes, one is more certain than any other: Mike Huckabee will not carry the state of Utah. In large part it’s because Mitt Romney, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the man credited with saving the Salt Lake City Olympics, is more popular here than in any other state. But the other reason is that overwhelmingly Mormon Utah has taken a profound dislike to the Southern Baptist preacher best known for his nice-guy persona. The wellspring of Huckabee hate is a now-famous Dec. 16 New York Times Magazine...
  • A Couply of Questions [Why is Utah's Huntsman Supporting McCain?]

    02/04/2008 9:38:21 AM PST · by 47samurai · 8 replies · 256+ views
    RadioActive with Steve Mitton ^ | 02/04/08 | Steve Mitton
    ...Why is Utah Governor Huntsman in the McCain camp? Several years ago I had a lengthy conversation with the late Elder David B. Haight of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church. He and I were driving through the streets of little Oakley, Idaho where both he and George Romney, Mitt's dad had grown up. He spoke fondly of the long, lazy summer days when he and his best boyhood pal, George, would don their worn and cutoff bib overalls and swim for hours in the irrigation canals of Oakley. He mentioned how it was that these...