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She calls herself a right-wing conservative, but Janalee Tobias immersed herself in liberal social media this fall. Now she says she understands better how the political climate has gotten so tense.

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With the Republican Party in turmoil over controversies surrounding Donald Trump, many Utahns are suddenly undecided about who they will support for President. That's giving alternative candidate Evan McMullin a big boost.

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert says he will vote for Donald Trump for president in November. Gov. Herbert told reporters at his monthly KUED news conference that  he’ll support Trump largely because of his vice-presidential pick, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

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Conservative Utah Activist Gayle Ruzicka has asked Utah delegates to vote their conscience at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland later this month. That runs contrary to rules that Republicans in Utah have set.

Gov. Herbert Prefers Presidential Primary Over Caucus

Mar 24, 2016
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Utah Governor Gary Herbert says he’s glad Tuesday’s caucus meetings were well attended, but that he’d prefer moving back to a presidential primary.

Online Voting For GOP Caucus Gets Mixed Reviews

Mar 23, 2016

The Utah Republican Party’s recently held caucus was one of the first in the country to allow people to vote online. Party officials say that more than 60 thousand people registered for the service. GOP Chairman James Evans says while some people had issues, it wasn’t the major disaster that some internet security experts predicted it would be. He says most the problems they dealt with were people not being able to locate the 30-digit security PIN required to cast a vote.

Brian Grimmett

Utah Republican and Democratic parties saw record numbers of people show up to participate in last night’s caucuses. Most people were drawn in by the presidential vote, but many first time caucus goers were confused about the other purpose of the night. 

Whittney Evans

Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders drew thousands of supporters to West High School Monday for his second campaign stop in Utah.  He’s trying to pick up as many delegates as possible during Utah Caucuses Tuesday night.

The Utah Republican Party is expecting record breaking turnout for their neighborhood caucus meetings Tuesday night, due mainly to the heated presidential race.

Brian Grimmett

Utah Senator Mike Lee kicked off his reelection campaign on Saturday with the help of several high profile Republicans.

Bernie Sanders Makes a Campaign Stop In Salt Lake City

Mar 18, 2016
Whittney Evans

Thousands of Utahns welcomed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to Salt Lake City Friday.

John Kasich Begins Utah Town-Hall Tour

Mar 18, 2016
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Kicking off a weekend of visits from presidential hopefuls, Ohio governor John Kasich hosted town-hall meetings at two university campuses in Utah. 

Chelsea Clinton Stumps For Mom In Utah

Mar 15, 2016
Brian Grimmett

Chelsea Clinton held several events in Utah on Tuesday in an effort to gain more support for her mother’s presidential campaign.

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Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. was in Utah on Wednesday. He spoke about the presidential race and Utah’s economy.

Utah Democrats Won't Hold Presidential Primary in 2016

May 6, 2015

The Utah Democratic Party says they won’t be holding a presidential primary in 2016. Instead of holding a presidential primary, the Utah Democratic Party has decided to poll its members during their neighborhood caucus meetings in March of 2016.