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AP FACT CHECK: Romney oversimplifies Western water shortage

AP FACT CHECK: Romney oversimplifies Western water shortage

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney took up the question of water shortage this week in Utah, one of the driest states in the country, during a debate as he runs for a U.S. Senate seat in his adopted home state against Democrat Jenny Wilson. But federal water managers […]

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Mitt Romney to stump for Senate hopeful Martha McSally

Mitt Romney to stump for Senate hopeful Martha McSally

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is expected to be in Arizona to stump for GOP Senate candidate Martha McSally. The practicing Mormon is set to appear at a McSally rally on Friday afternoon in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert, which is an area where many […]

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Romney says Supreme Court confirmation process ‘awful’

Romney says Supreme Court confirmation process ‘awful’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney said the bitter fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation shows the Supreme Court nominating process is “awful,” a sentiment his Democratic Senate opponent largely shared even though they differed on how to fix it during a Tuesday debate. Romney, who would have voted for […]

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Romney to debate Democrat Jenny Wilson in Senate race

Romney to debate Democrat Jenny Wilson in Senate race

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney will face off against Democratic opponent Jenny Wilson in a debate Tuesday night that could showcase distinct political differences. The two have differed on issues ranging from Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to a border wall to the GOP-backed federal […]

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Mitt Romney says he would have voted to confirm Kavanaugh

Mitt Romney says he would have voted to confirm Kavanaugh

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s GOP U.S. Senate nominee Mitt Romney says he would have supported the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the 2012 Republican presidential nominee said Friday had he been in office he would have voted to confirm Kavanaugh based on his […]

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Romney candidacy adds urgency to Utah election security work

Romney candidacy adds urgency to Utah election security work

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney’s Senate candidacy in Utah is adding urgency to election officials’ work to beef up security and guard against the threat of voting interference from Russian hackers. Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox said Tuesday the presence of the onetime presidential candidate and Russia critic on […]

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Rep. Mia Love to rally with Mitt Romney as she defends seat

Rep. Mia Love to rally with Mitt Romney as she defends seat

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican Utah Congresswoman Mia Love is hosting a campaign rally with the state’s beloved adopted son, Mitt Romney, as she gears up for the final months of a tight election race. The rally at Friday night at Thanksgiving Point will also include more than 40 […]

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Hatch Center launches $40M fundraising push for next chapter

Hatch Center launches $40M fundraising push for next chapter

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Orrin Hatch is stepping down, but he’s not planning to fade away. The long-serving Republican senator spoke Monday at an event kicking off a $40 million fundraising campaign to build the Hatch Center library and think tank. The 83-year-old says it isn’t easy to retire […]

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Romney calls for early detection, logging to stop wildfires

Romney calls for early detection, logging to stop wildfires

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As wildfires ravage the U.S. West, Republican Senate candidate Mitt Romney has called for more logging and a high-tech early detection system in a plan that was met with some skepticism. Romney, a candidate in Utah, said in an essay that more logging would thin […]

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Democrat challenges Mitt Romney on immigration

Democrat challenges Mitt Romney on immigration

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jenny Wilson is throwing down the gauntlet to Mitt Romney on immigration. Wilson said in a news conference Thursday Romney is “out of touch” with Utah voters on the issue. She says Romney’s policies are harsh, including ending so-called chain migration, […]

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