Only a few Republican senators have to worry about Democrats forcing them to make tough votes before the election
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 20, 2012 11:45 am|
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday March 7, 2012 11:07 am|
Mitt Romney likely has the LDS community to thank for two of his six wins in yesterday’s Super Tuesday. While there are now entrance polls to verify this fact based on past voting patterns, it is very likely that the Mormon vote is what propelled Romney to both his big win in the Idaho caucus and his narrow victory in the Alaska caucus.
|By: inoljt Sunday November 13, 2011 6:00 pm|
Utah is commonly considered as one of the most conservative states in America, and for good reason; Democrats are essentially nonexistent in the state. Some Southern states will occasionally vote (or used to occasionally vote) for a conservative Democrat. Not Utah; its Republicans are rock-hard Republicans.
|By: Teddy Partridge Friday March 25, 2011 8:01 pm|
Outgoing Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, known everywhere as The Sane Moderate One (or The Other Mormon Dude) among 2012 Goat Rodeo participants, has a bit of an “oopsie” of the Ann Coulter variety when it comes to his voter registration…
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday June 22, 2010 8:20 am|
Primary runoffs feature today in North Carolina, South Carolina and Mississippi. Utah also hosts a primary, but it is similar to a runoff, thanks to a dual convention/primary system that eliminates many candidates at the convention. Here’s a run-down of the races and expected outcomes.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday May 9, 2010 7:45 am|
Sure, the big news out of Utah today was that Senator Bob Bennett’s career ended at the hand of the GOP invasion by teabaggers, but across town, US House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer couldn’t convince Democrats to spare their Blue Dog anti-HCR-vote Congressman, Jim Matheson, a primary.
|By: David Dayen Saturday May 8, 2010 4:00 pm|
Coming in third at his state’s Republican Party convention, Utah Republican Senator Bob Bennett has lost his chance at his party’s nomination and is too late to file as an independent candidate. His career as a U.S. Senator is effectively over.
|By: David Dayen Monday April 26, 2010 2:15 pm|
The Deseret News polled delegates in Utah and determined that Sen. Bob Bennett almost certainly will not be the nominee of his party next year. It’s getting so that if you don’t support putting a sheet up between you and the opposing party like an Orthodox Jewish wedding consummation, conservative activists will excommunicate you.
|By: bmaz Sunday April 25, 2010 8:35 am|
There is always fascinating discussion to be had on this subject, and I thought I would throw open the floor for just that.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday March 24, 2010 6:25 pm|
The recent enactment of the health insurance reform law and the anti-individual mandate effort it stirred up could turn out to be a real liability for Colorado’s Senator Robert Bennett. If Bennett fails to win the nomination over the course of the caucusing process, he may ironically be the first victim of the anti-individual mandate push from the right.