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2018 midterm elections

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Less than a month before the midterm elections, voter registration is on the upswing in Salt Lake County — though Taylor Swift is probably not the reason.

Julia Ritchey / KUER

Shantay Lowell’s kitchen is organized like most working parents, with Oreo cereal in the cupboard and sippy cups on the counter, but one drawer stands out.

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During their only meeting before the Nov. 6 election, Senate candidates Mitt Romney and Jenny Wilson kept the debate civil – even friendly at times – as they recalled working together during the 2002 Winter Olympics, though Wilson got in a few jabs against what she called Romney’s inconsistent record on several issues.

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Erik Neumann / KUER

MONUMENT VALLEY, Utah — On a recent Monday morning, Tara Benally crept along the red clay of San Juan County Road 433 in her Chevy Equinox, in search of a rare find among the red rocks of this part of the Navajo Nation: prospective voters.

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Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Jenny Wilson will square off at Southern Utah University in their first debate of the 2018 Midterm Elections. Live broadcast will begin at 6:01 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9.

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Utahns will begin voting on three citizen-led initiatives when ballots start hitting mailboxes soon. This week, we’re bringing you stories of voices behind the initiatives—people who could be directly affected if they pass. ​

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Nicole Nixon / KUER

Utah’s top election officials say they have been shoring up security systems ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm, but are still “nervous” about potential attacks leading up to election night.

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As part of KUER's ongoing series of congressional candidate profiles, Nicole Nixon spoke with Rep. John Curtis about net neutrality, public lands and whether Congressional Republicans can still claim to be fiscal conservatives.

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A little more than a year after forming, the United Utah Party is running nearly 20 candidates in this year's elections. But even the party chairman admits the odds are stacked against every one of them.

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Associated Press

Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love's campaign said Monday it would refund up to $10,000 in campaign contributions after admitting to improper fundraising for a primary that it knew was unlikely to happen, according to a letter sent by the campaign's lawyers to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

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This November, Utah voters will decide on big ballot initiatives like Medicaid expansion, medical marijuana and an independent redistricting commission. But there are a handful of lesser-known ballot questions, too.

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Opponents of Utah's medical marijuana ballot measure launched a phone-based push poll this week that critics charge uses misleading or false claims about legalization of the drug.

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As part of KUER's ongoing series of congressional candidate profiles, Nicole Nixon spoke with Stewart about Russian meddling in U.S. elections, his votes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and the "challenge" of the Trump Administration.

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Joshua Holt, the Utah man recently freed from a Venezuelan prison, is making his debut in a campaign commercial for Republican Rep. Mia Love.

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As part of our ongoing series of congressional candidate profiles, KUER's Judy Fahys spoke with Bishop about his re-election bid, President Trump and the idea of a Space Force.

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Democrat Ben McAdams had just finished a stump speech on July 10 in his nascent campaign to unseat Republican incumbent Mia Love in Utah's competitive 4th Congressional District when a young woman spoke up.

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Microsoft said it has removed websites created by Russian hackers which targeted two conservative think tanks, including one affiliated with Republican Senate hopeful Mitt Romney.

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Updated 8/16/18 4:22 pm

An anti-marijuana group said it is not party to a lawsuit filed this week to stop a medical marijuana ballot initiative. A spokesperson for Drug Safe Utah said they didn't agree to be named plaintiffs in the suit.

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Kelsie Moore / KUER


The last in KUER's series on the Democratic candidates challenging Utah's Republican incumbents in this year's congressional midterm races.

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The third in a series on the Democratic candidates challenging Utah's Republican incumbents in this year's congressional midterm races.

James Courage Singer may be the first Native American to run for Congress in Utah, and the 35-year-old progressive Democrat thinks his candidacy could inspire others in this underrepresented community.

The second in a series on the Democratic candidates challenging Utah's Republican incumbents in this year's congressional midterm races.


On a hot July evening, Shireen Ghorbani walked a neighborhood on Salt Lake's west side as she campaigned to represent Utah's 2nd Congressional District. Not many people answered their doors, but eventually, someone did: Brandon Jensen, who works in finance.

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The first in a series on the Democratic candidates challenging Utah’s Republican incumbents in this year’s congressional midterm races.  


All four of Utah’s Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives are up for re-election this November. In a deeply red state, Democrats face a daunting task of trying to unseat them.

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While Democrats and political pundits talk about a "blue wave" heading into this year's midterm elections, that enthusiasm isn't translating into cash donations for most of Utah's Democratic candidates in federal races.

Incumbent Rep. Mia Love, R-Saratoga Springs, and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, her Democratic challenger, are bringing in record cash as they head into an increasingly competitive election this November.

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Jen Dailey-Provost faced a tough four-way Democratic primary in the state Legislature’s 24th House District, beating her closest opponent by only 55 votes after results were finalized Tuesday.

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Final results from last month’s primary showed leading legislative candidates held on to victory.

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Democrat Jenny Wilson faces perhaps the highest hurdle of anyone running for office in Utah this year: she wants to defeat Republican Mitt Romney and flip Utah’s open Senate seat.

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With ballots still being tallied from Tuesday’s primary elections in Utah, late-arriving mail-in ballots could swing more competitive races, including a statehouse primary between four Salt Lake City Democrats.

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Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney is one step closer to the Senate after trouncing his Republican primary opponent Mike Kennedy Tuesday night.

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Preliminary results are in and tallies show Mitt Romney clinching the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

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