Election 2012 Archive

Chaffetz: Elect Romney Because “We Need to Believe in America Again”

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz continued to make the case for GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a brief speech at the Republican

Utah GOP Chair Discusses Convention from Tampa

Tonight at the Republican National Convention, it will be Utah’s turn in the sun, even if there’s not much sun to be

Crockett Makes Case for Reducing County’s Debt

A debate over Salt Lake County’s debt load has emerged in the opinion pages of The Salt Lake Tribune, with outgoing County

LDS Dems Gather In Charlotte

While the LDS Democrats caucus started in Utah, Mormon Democrats from across the nation are formally meeting for the first time at

Politics Up Close: Rep. Jim Matheson and PoliticIt

Today on the show, we spoke with Josh Light of PoliticIt.com, which tracks candidates' digital influence online, followed by Democratic Utah Congressman

Romney Says He Should Be Able to Keep Church Contributions Private

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney remains defiant in the face of criticism from Democrats and other GOP figures alike that he should

Utah Republicans Prep For Convention in Tampa

As more develops on the status of Tropical Storm Isaac, Republicans continue to prep for next week’s GOP National Convention in Tampa,

Mia Love Set To Speak At GOP National Convention

The Republican National Committee announced Tuesday that Saratoga Springs Mayor and Congressional candidate Mia Love will speak at the GOP’s convention in

Matheson Receives Backing From U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says it’s sticking with its friends this election, and Democratic Utah Congressman Jim Matheson is one of

McCain Campaigns for Mia Love

With the November election just a few months away, Republicans are ramping up their campaigns in Utah. Just one day after a

VP Pick Ryan, Rep. Matheson Co-sponsored Successful Bill

Utah Republicans have been swift to praise Mitt Romney’s pick of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. But the only

Boehner Mixes Humor, Criticism of Democrats in Fundraiser for Love

The most powerful Republican in Congress made a stop in Salt Lake City today, giving Congressional hopeful Mia Love a fundraising boost

Issues Facing Latinos in Colorado, Nevada Could Shape Election

While Utah can hardly be considered a swing state in this year’s presidential election, its neighbors to the east and west are

Cooke’s Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage and Civil Unions Met with Some Disappointment

With the Democratic Party moving to endorse same-sex marriage nationally, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Cooke made it clear Monday he's not on

Utah GOP Praises Romney’s VP Pick, Democrats Warn About Impact on Middle Class

Utah Republicans are swiftly praising Mitt Romney’s choice of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. But as KCPW’s Charlotte Duren

Politics Up Close: Rep. Kraig Powell on Open Caucus Meetings, Treasurer Candidate Christopher Stout

Today on the show, we talked with State Rep. Kraig Powell of Heber City about his effort's to open up caucus meetings

Utah Request Puts Beehive State in Middle of Welfare Waiver Debate

The Obama Administration’s plan to offer waivers to individual states on welfare work requirements has drawn sharp criticism from presumptive GOP presidential

Politics Up Close: Automatic License Plate Readers/Congressional Candidate Donna McAleer

Today on the show, we looked at automatic license plate scanners with the ACLU of Utah and Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim

Texas Tea Party Candidate Similar to Utah’s Mike Lee

Utah’s Mike Lee may soon be joined by a like-minded Tea Party Republican in the U.S. Senate, after Ted Cruz won victory

Utah’s Highest Court Hears Arguments in Anti-Corporate Personhood Initiative

It is now up to the Utah Supreme Court to decide whether a ballot initiative calling for a constitutional amendment stating that

2002 Olympic Records & Romney

GOP Presidential contender Mitt Romney is in London for today’s opening ceremony for the 2012 summer Olympic Games. Meanwhile, some are hoping

McAdams Announces Support from GOP Mayors, Council Members

Eight Republican leaders from across Salt Lake County are throwing their support behind State Senator Ben McAdams, the Democratic nominee for County

Politics Up Close: Democratic Senate Candidate Josie Valdez

Josie Valdez spent more than two decades with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Now, the Murray Democrat is looking to win a

Reaction to Matheson Vote on ACA, Huntsman Skips GOP Convention

This week, for the 30th-plus time, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President

Politics Up Close: Merrill Nelson runs for Utah House, County Council Candidate Sam Granato

Constitutional lawyer Merrill Nelson is looking to make a comeback to the Utah Legislature. After serving in the early 1990s, he’s running

The Post-Primary Path Ahead for Hatch

With the Republican primary election behind him and an overwhelming victory, longtime Utah Senator Orrin Hatch has survived a challenge from his

Less Than Half a Percent Separates Crockett, Winder in GOP Mayor Contest

Tuesday was a late night for the two Republican contenders for Salt Lake County Mayor as they went head to head in

CPA Group Question’s Auditor Candidate’s Credentials

With the primary election just days away, one group is questioning the credentials of a Republican candidate for State Auditor after endorsing

Politics Up Close: Dougall Runs for Auditor, Davis School District Pulls Book

What do Internet memes with Ryan Gosling and neon green lawn signs have in common? They’re both part of Representative John Dougall’s

House Passes Bishop’s Border Bill

The House of Representatives delivered a big victory for Utah Congressman Rob Bishop this week, voting to pass legislation he’s long been