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Election Guide: Demogeddon

Posted // October 31,2012  - The 2012 election threatens to sweep Democrats from Utah politics Political junkies have marked their calendars for Nov. 6, 2012, when the general election ...

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Election Guide: The Last of Their Kind

Posted // October 31,2012  - Have redistricting and the Romney "tsunami" turned Utah Democrats into an endangered species? Salt Lake City has fewer seats because its population growth did not keep pace with other ...

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Election Guide: Democrats Who Run With Elephants

Posted // October 31,2012  - In Utah, it isn't so easy to spot the difference between Republican and Democrats Candidates for office know that, ultimately, they’ve got to represent the people. An ...

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Election Guide: Political Verses

Posted // October 31,2012  - A look at politics through candidates' fiction and poems For most politicians, communication is everything. While their talking points may not alwa ...

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Election Guide: County Matchup

Posted // October 31,2012  - Salt Lake County Council's four-seat contest Salt Lake County government will have a brand-new bag, with County Mayor Peter Corroon and ...

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Election Guide: Where Are the Lawyers?

Posted // October 31,2012  - Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson laments America's tortured rule of law First, we should say that Rocky Anderson is himself a former civil-rights attorney. And a ...

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Election Guide: The Utah AG Race

Posted // October 31,2012  - Rocky Anderson explains why it matters It's made a real difference in the state if you have a good attorney general who is princi ...

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Election Guide: Hopey-Changey Obama

Posted // October 31,2012  - Todd Weiler decodes Hopey-Changey Obama City Weekly asked Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, to translate some selected excerpts of ...

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Election Guide: Romney Rhetoric

Posted // October 31,2012  - Jason Williams Decodes Romney Rhetoric City Weekly asked Jason Williams, liberal blogger at TheSideTrack.Blogspot.com, to transla ...

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End Times

Posted // October 31,2012  - Meat Loaf endorses Mit(t) for prez It has long been accepted by Biblical scholars that Mr. Meat Loaf, famous for his Bat Out ...

The Ocho

Prez Headlines

Posted // October 31,2012  - 8 headlines in advance of Tuesday's election Eight headlines already written in advance of Tuesday’s presidential election outcom ...

Editorial

Block the Vote

Posted // October 24,2012  - Conservatives try to make voting a privilege Utah lawmakers aren’t trendy. They’re rarely progressive at anything—exc ...

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Election Profile: Ben McAdams

Posted // October 24,2012  - Popular Dem. senator wants to lead Under the pavilion, McAdams also unflinchingly takes one of his least-favorite campaign qu ...

Expanding the Presidential Debates

{Ak_posted} The last presidential debate is tonight, and while Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama will battle to have the last word on foreign policy, Democr...

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Cinco on the Brink

Posted // October 11,2012  - 5 first-time Latino legislative candidates Even in Utah, where the (D) beside the name of a candidate is generally all it takes to lo ...

Citizen Revolt

Political Crunch Time

Posted // October 11,2012  -   Don't miss an interim day at the Legislature to check out a whole mess of bills and change ...

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Election Profile: Mark Crockett

Posted // October 10,2012  - Mitt-Lite or “Rocky of the Right”? In running for Salt Lake County mayor, Republican Mark Crockett can bank on his years as a ...

Cooke Wants to Go On the Offensive to Protect HAFB

{Ak_posted} Democratic candidate for Governor Peter Cooke brought an Oklahoma County commissioner to talk about what his state did to get the U.S. Air Force to i...

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Rocky's Lonesome Road

Posted // September 26,2012  - Justice Party struggles to get on ballots Local firebrand and former Democratic Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson threw down the g ...

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The Battle for Millcreek

Posted // September 19,2012  - Incorporation discussion gets heated Tempers are running high in Millcreek’s usually peaceful, tree-lined, unincorporated ...

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Election Profile: Donna McAleer

Posted // September 12,2012  - Up against Bishop for 1st Congressional District On Sept. 1, The Salt Lake Tribune editorial board weighed in on the 1st Congressional Dist ...

Longshots Worth a Look: Retired Santa, Lib. for Guv Ken Larsen

{Ak_posted} At 72 years of age, Ken Larsen is no stranger to politics, having helped start two political parties along with a colorful career in medical research...

Longshots worth a Look: Daniel Geery for U.S. Senate

{Ak_posted} Daniel Geery has spent most of his life living the way he’s wanted to see the world. In the ‘80s, when solar energy was considered almost...

Matheson Dismisses Mia Love Buzz

{Ak_posted} Mia Love may have killed it at the Tampa Republican National Convention with a speech that’s made it rain campaign contributions on her bid fo...

Long shots worth a look: Joe Andrade for Congress

{Ak_posted} Joe Andrade's ambition for his independent candidacy for Utah's second Congressional District seat—which he announced on July 4, a day "for...

Silver Lining for Dems in Republican Voter Gains?

{Ak_posted} Republican voters grew their ranks by 7 percent this year, now numbering 575,401 -- a number state party leaders are all too happy about for this com...

SLCO Mayoral Candidates Pitch Biz Leaders on Campaign Visions

{Ak_posted} It was a dollars-and-cents showdown as Republican Mark Crockett and Democrat Ben McAdams pitched dueling campaign platforms to local business leaders...

Scott Howell, Dem for Sen., Mumbles Through Education Plan

{Ak_posted} Scott Howell, the Democratic challenger to Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, spoke at the University of Utah about his education plans if elected. It was fit...

Will Mitt Make Our Day?

{Ak_posted} As Mike Winder noted in his blog today, conventions these days are highly scripted affairs. There are no surprises; the nominee is a foregone conclu...

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Fred Karger: Don't Hate

Posted // June 27,2012  - GOP prez candidate takes aim at LDS Church Fred Karger, the first openly gay Republican candidate for president, released a series of ...

The Awe and the Awkward of Mitt Romney's Speech

{Ak_posted} Romney delivered his speech in true robotic fashion: awkwardly in talking about human feelings, and like a cold, calculating, campaign killbot when a...

Republicans for Dem. Ben McAdams Meet in the Middle of the Road

{Ak_posted} A narrow median in the middle of a Murray thoroughfare offered a symbolic but slightly cramped space for the press conference announcing the “R...

Crockett to Benefit from Mitt-Mania in SLCO Mayor's Race

{Ak_posted} He’s a no-nonsense, dollars-and-cents Republican with efficient, wholesome stake-president hair running for office. If you guessed either Mitt ...

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Romero & McAdams: Smart Asses

Posted // April 11,2012  - Dems vie for SL County Mayorship In 2008, the winds of Barack Obama’s campaign helped carry Utah’s usually beat ...

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Campaign Confidential

Posted // May 31,2012  - AG candidate talks of taking over Consumer Protection According to a tape-recorded conversation he had with the owner of a telemarketing sales f ...

 
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