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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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Wasatch County Primary Election Results

Wasatch County Primary Election Results

HEBER CITY, Utah-Wednesday election results in Wasatch County saw candidates in the lead who appear poised to secure their victories in November elections. Statistics show 14,945 Wasatch County residents voted Wednesday and of those, 8,056 were Republicans. 1,732 others were Democrats, while 31.66 percent of voters came out to the […]

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Romney looks to November after landslide Utah primary win

Romney looks to November after landslide Utah primary win

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney looks like a shoo-in for a U.S. Senate seat from Utah after and winning a landslide primary victory and toning down his criticism of Donald Trump, but first he’ll face a Democratic opponent with a distinctly different political outlook. Jenny Wilson holds an […]

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Mitt Romney wins GOP primary in Utah Senate race

Mitt Romney wins GOP primary in Utah Senate race

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney handily won the Republican primary for a Utah Senate seat Tuesday after toning down his criticism of Donald Trump as he looks to re-start his political career. The former presidential candidate and beloved adopted son in Utah won a landslide victory in the […]

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The Latest: Voter backs Romney because he’s harder on Trump

The Latest: Voter backs Romney because he’s harder on Trump

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Software engineer Alan Wessman says he refuses to vote for any Republican candidate who’s enthusiastic about President Donald Trump. The self-described moderate calls the president corrupt, thin-skinned and incompetent. For that reason, he’ll be voting for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for Senate to replace retiring […]

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Mitt Romney up against state lawmaker in Senate primary

Mitt Romney up against state lawmaker in Senate primary

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney will learn Tuesday if he’ll continue the reboot of his political career as voters were deciding a primary in the race for a Utah Senate seat vacated by Orrin Hatch, who is retiring after more than 40 years. The former GOP presidential candidate […]

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Romney aims to clinch GOP nod in Utah Senate race

Romney aims to clinch GOP nod in Utah Senate race

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney has a second chance during a Tuesday primary election to dispatch a Utah state lawmaker who defeated him at the state Republican Party convention in the race for a Senate seat opening up with the retirement of long-serving U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch The […]

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Romney makes final pitch to voters ahead of Senate primary

Romney makes final pitch to voters ahead of Senate primary

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney is flashing his familiar smile at city parks and backyards in Utah’s mountains and suburbs this week, making his final pitch after being forced into a Republican Senate primary Tuesday against a conservative state lawmaker. His opponent has painted him as an outsider […]

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