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2020 Elections

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The Democratic nominee for Utah’s race for attorney general is already decided, but two Republican primary candidates will face off for their party’s spot on the November ballot: incumbent Attorney General Sean Reyes and Utah County Attorney David Leavitt.

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Utah has the first open seat for governor this year since 2004 and there are four candidates vying for the Republican nomination. In the lead up to the June 30 primary, KUER is bringing voters a conversation with each of them.

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The Democratic nominee for Utah’s race for attorney general is already decided, but two Republican primary candidates will face off for the spot on the November ballot: incumbent Attorney General Sean Reyes and Utah County Attorney David Leavitt.

Two candidates will face off in the June primary election to be the Republican nominee for Utah attorney general. To understand the differences and similarities between them, we asked them about their approaches to the role of attorney general, criminal justice reform and more.

Four Republican candidates will be on the June 30 primary ballot in the hopes of representing Utah’s First Congressional District. KUER asked them about public lands, mental health, the needs of rural Utahns and more.

Utah’s First Congressional District is the only federal race in the state that has a Democratic primary. We asked the two Democratic candidates about issues that affect that district, like public lands, mental health, the needs of rural Utahns and more.

In a district that's a high priority nationally for Republicans to flip, four candidates are vying to be the republican nominee to unseat Utah's lone democratic congressman Ben McAdams. Ahead of the primary election on June 30, we asked them why they're best positioned to beat McAdams, their top policy priorities, and more.

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Utah has the first open seat for governor this year since 2004 and there are four candidates vying for the Republican nomination. In the lead up to the June 30th primary, KUER is bringing voters a conversation with each of them.

Politics reporter Sonja Hutson spoke with Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox about his vision for Utah. 

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Tuesday morning, June 2, 2020

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25-year-old Jess Esplin is an unaffiliated voter who describes herself as “progressive” and usually votes for Democrats. But she has a plan as she sits down at her computer.

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is planning to stay in the 2020 Democratic presidential race despite another disappointing primary night.

Two weeks ago, Sanders was the unlikely front-runner for the nomination. Now former Vice President Joe Biden has consolidated support so rapidly, and won so many states, that Sanders is facing calls to drop out of the race.

But Sanders announced his intention to press on in a statement on Wednesday.

In the second biggest Democratic primary night next to Super Tuesday, March 10 has six contests. Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Washington state are choosing Democratic presidential nominees.

Follow NPR's live coverage, including results and analysis.

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has been declared the winner in the Utah Democratic primary by the Associated Press. With 59% of precincts reporting, Sanders had garnered just above 32% of the vote at time of publication Tuesday night.

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In politics, Utah leans heavily Republican. But it’s Democrats that are in the spotlight this Super Tuesday. To get more historical context on today’s primary, KUER’s Caroline Ballard spoke with BYU Emeritus Professor of Political Science David Magleby.

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Utahns joined voters in 13 other states on Super Tuesday to cast their votes in the Democratic primary. Turnout for the presidential primary broke the 2008 record, which was the last time Utah had a stand-alone primary.

Get the latest on Utah's primary races for president, governor and House.

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Tuesday is the biggest primary day of the 2020 race, when 14 states are holding contests with 1,357 delegates at stake. Follow NPR's coverage for the latest news, analysis and results.

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Monday morning, Mar 2, 2020

It’s no secret that Michael Bloomberg is spending a lot on his Democratic presidential campaign, from Super Bowl ads to social media influencers. But he’s also spending a lot of that money to hire staff in the Mountain West. 


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When Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders visited Utah during his 2016 presidential campaign, he drew a crowd of thousands.

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