Election 2012 Archive

CityViews 11/7/12: Election 2012/Paula Poundstone

  Segment 1: Finally, Election 2012 is nearly over and after months of lively debates, non-stop political ads and sometimes ugly rhetoric,

Audio Postcard: What is Bringing Utah Voters to the Polls

Hundreds of thousands of voters across the state showed up to vote this morning. Some had specific issues that drew them to

Lt. Governor Greg Bell and Challenger, Vince Rampton, Face Off in Debate

Utah Governor Gary Herbert and his Democratic challenger Peter Cooke have debated several times this election season about their visions for the

Acclaimed Historian to Speak on Politics & the Media in Salt Lake City

President Theodore Roosevelt's "bully pulpit" doesn't exist in the same way for modern presidents. That's part of the message Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Businesses, Organizations Help Excite Voters in 2012

As Election Day nears closer, so do the polls; many of which report President Obama and his Republican Challenger Mitt Romney neck

Politics Up Close: Soren Simonsen Runs for Congress, Rep. Janice Fisher

Today on the show, Salt Lake City Council Chair Soren Simonsen talked about his bid for Congress, running against incumbent Jason Chaffetz,

Resource Helps Voters Prepare for Judicial Retention Elections

Utah’s court system is getting a closer look. The Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission is conducting a statewide series of courtroom observations,

Ad War Continues Between Matheson and Love

With the election just two-and-a-half weeks away, having money to spend is going to be important for Utah’s Congressional candidates, especially in

Senator Orrin Hatch and Challenger Scott Howell Meet for First Debate

In the final weeks leading up to Election Day, the first debate between six-term Senator Orrin Hatch and Democratic challenger Scott Howell

CityViews 10/17/12: “Of Mice and Men”/LWV Voter Guide

Segment 1: In addition to penning the classic novel “Of Mice and Men,” John Steinbeck wrote a stage version of the tragic

Independent/Third-Party Congressional Candidates Debate Political System at City Library

Five independent and third-party candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate offered their thoughts about the U.S. political system

Politics Up Close: Gubernatorial Candidate Peter Cooke, Rep. Derek Brown

We talk with Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Peter Cooke, who just wrapped up his final debate with Republican Governor Gary Herbert. Then we

Chaffetz Takes on Administration Over Libya

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz became the face of the Republican Party on national security issues this week as he sparred with the

Leavitt Stays Busy Behind Scenes of Romney Campaign

While presidential candidate Mitt Romney enjoyed what most pundits consider to be a superior debate performance this week, former Utah Governor Mike

SL County Mayoral Hopefuls Differ on Education Plans

Utah’s education system is run by the legislature, the state school board, the state superintendent as well as elected representatives in each

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Says More Needs to be Done to Save Hill Air Force Base

As the November election inches closer, one Utah candidate wants voters to think about the state's long-term economic future when they go

CityViews 10/03/12: “Escape from Camp 14”/”Your Land/My Land: Election ‘12″

  Segment 1: “Escape from Camp 14” tells the story of the only person to have been born and raised in a

Johnson Brings Libertarian Message in Presidential Race to Salt Lake City

Utahns and voters across the nation will have more than two choices when they vote for president on November 6. And one

Reid Says Romney Isn’t the “Face of Mormonism”

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is “not the face of Mormonism,” according to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is perhaps

Politics Up Close: Senate Candidate Brian Shiozawa, The Tribune’s Thomas Burr

Today on the show, we talked with Utah Senate Candidate Dr. Brian Shiozawa, the Republican nominee in District 8 including Cottonwood Heights,

Politics Up Close: County Mayor Candidate Mark Crockett, Journalist Kurt Eichenwald

Today on the show, we spoke with Republican Salt Lake County Mayor Candidate Mark Crockett about his ideas for restructuring county government

Politics Up Close: Congressional Hopeful Mia Love, County Mayor Candidate Ben McAdams

Today on the show, we were joined by Congressional hopeful Mia Love, who responded to criticism from her Democratic opponent, Jim Matheson,

Matheson Says Love’s Budget Plan Would Hurt Law Enforcement

Law enforcement and public safety issues took center stage in Utah’s 4th District congressional race Thursday. Democratic incumbent Jim Matheson and Salt

Sen. Harry Reid Boosts Profile of LDS Dems

Utah’s LDS Democrats caucus is enjoying an explosion in media popularity after an appearance this week with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Paul Ryan Makes Short Stop in Utah

Utah County is where Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan spent his afternoon yesterday. The Wisconsin Congressman was in Utah to fundraise for

Utah Democratic Party Chair Not Focused on Platform in Charlotte

It’s the Democrats’ turn to celebrate this week as they hold their national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. And for Utah Democrats,

Politics Up Close: Congressional Candidate Chris Stewart, Auditor Hopeful Mark Sage

Despite the Republican National Convention held this week in Tampa, Florida, Republican Congressional candidate Chris Stewart has been here in Utah. The

Utah Delegates at RNC Spend Hours Stuck on Bus

While delegates from Utah were thrilled to hear from Mitt Romney last night as he accepted the GOP nomination for president, not

Love: “We Are Truly the Best, Last Hope on Earth”

Saratoga Springs Mayor and Congressional Candidate Mia Love drew applause last night as she spoke at the Republican National Convention. In her

Financial Aid Becomes Issue in Matheson/Love Race

With the November election 10 weeks away, the criticism going back and forth between six-term Congressman Jim Matheson and Saratoga Springs Mayor