SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's lieutenant governor has raised more than $250,000 in his run for the state's top job in 2020.
Republican Spencer Cox's campaign released the figures on Monday...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he will not run for Utah governor next year.
The former Republican congressman made the announcement Monday, noting he gave...
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos have made their largest political donation to date, giving $10 million to a nonpartisan political-action committee devoted to helping military veterans running for Congress.
The North Carolina-based committee With Honor confirmed the donation, which was first reported Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal. With Honor said it has raised $20 million toward its $30 million goal to support veteran candidates of both parties.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The son of former NBA star Danny Ainge has won the Republican primary for a county commission seat in Utah County.
Tanner Ainge told The Daily Herald in Provo his opponent, Tom Sakievich, called him Tuesday night to concede when Ainge was leading with about 70 percent of the vote. Results won't be final for about two weeks.
Ainge will be the heavy favorite in November for the commission seat that drew no Democratic challengers.
NEW YORK (AP) — In a year dominated by such anti-Trump best-sellers as "Fire and Fury" and "A Higher Loyalty," a conservative counter-wave is growing.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's new moderate political party is gearing up for its first full election and hoping to seize on the anxiety many state Republicans feel about President Donald Trump to overcome tough odds in the overwhelmingly GOP state.
The United Utah Party nominated 19 candidates for races to the U.S. House and state Legislature at a suburban Salt Lake City middle school on Saturday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers will hold a veto override session Wednesday afternoon to try to undo Gov. Gary Herbert's rejection of two bills expanding their powers.
The Republican governor in March vetoed a bill that would force the attorney general to release legal opinions requested by lawmakers and another bill allowing lawmakers to defend state laws in court, a role that belongs to the attorney general.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Longtime state Sen. Margaret Dayton says she's resigning from the Legislature in June for health reasons.
The Republican from Orem made the announcement in a statement released Thursday afternoon by the Senate.
She did not detail her medical issues but says they will prevent her from giving her full attention to being a senator.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who has waited 40 years to immigrate legally to the U.S. has finally arrived in Utah with the help of a congressman's office.
Corazon Espinosa, 70, arrived at Salt Lake City International Airport on Thursday and was greeted by a dozen siblings and in-laws, The Salt Lake Tribune reported .
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers want to amend the state constitution in order to call themselves into a special session instead of relying on the governor to summon them.
The House Rules Committee approved the change Monday but the full House and Senate must still sign off on the measure. If the Legislature passes it, the change must also be approved by voters in November.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of five tribes accused lawmakers Tuesday of "cherry-picking" tribal members to support an 85 percent reduction in the Bears Ears monuments, and said proposed tribal management of the new monument would be in name only.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A legal opinion released by the Utah Attorney General's Office says that the governor's setting special election last year to replace Jason Chaffetz in Congress was legal.
The opinion released by Sean Reyes' office Tuesday followed months of dispute by legislators and the governor's office over the opinion.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tanner Ainge is planning to make another run for public office after his failed bid for Congress, this time for the Utah County Commission.
Ainge, a business consultant and son of Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge, finished last in a three-way GOP primary to replace former U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz last year.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to making a threatening phone call to former Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz this March, leaving a voicemail telling him that he would hunt him down.
Charles Zachary Howard of Winter Park, Florida, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to threatening Chaffetz, the Orlando Sentinel reports .
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican John Curtis of Utah became the newest member of Congress late Monday when he took the oath of office amid an intense push by GOP leadership to score a major legislative victory before the end of the year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Utah Republican John Curtis' swearing in (all times local):
Congress got its newest member when Republican John Curtis of Utah received the oath of office from House Speaker Paul Ryan.
His swearing in comes amid a full-court press by the GOP leadership to pass tax overhaul legislation by the end of the year.
Curtis was the mayor of Provo, Utah, when he was elected last week. His letter of resignation from the mayor's post took effect when he was sworn in.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican John Curtis will become Utah's newest member of Congress after easily winning a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz in a heavily GOP district.
Now comes the hard part.
Curtis, mayor of the Mormon stronghold of Provo, will have to immediately learn the ropes of a divided Congress searching for a legislative victory while he maps out a way to win the seat again next year.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Republican mayor of the Mormon stronghold of Provo, Utah, breezed to a special election victory Tuesday to replace former U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz in a heavily GOP congressional district.
John Curtis had a 30 percentage point lead over Democrat Kathryn Allen, unofficial results showed. Third-party candidate Jim Bennett, a centrist and the son of former longtime U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, finished a distant third.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on Election Day in Utah (all times local):
The Republican mayor of the Mormon stronghold of Provo, Utah, has won a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz.
John Curtis on Tuesday defeated Democrat Kathryn Allen and third-party candidate Jim Bennett, a centrist and the son of former longtime U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican mayor of Provo, Utah, wins special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are gearing up to sue the state's attorney general amid a conflict with the governor over the special election to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz.
Top leaders from both parties voted Wednesday to sue to force Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes to release a legal opinion on whether Gov. Gary Herbert overstepped his power when he set the election timing and process.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Three candidates running to replace Jason Chaffetz in the U.S. House of Representatives all agreed in a debate Wednesday that they want to help young immigrants known as "Dreamers" and ban firearm devices that allow guns to mimic automatic fire, but they differed sharply on the specifics and on issues like health care and public lands.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a debate between the candidates running to replace former Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz in the U.S. House (all times local):
Three candidates running to replace former Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz in the U.S. House of Representatives this November all say they want to help young undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers" and ban firearm devices that allow guns to mimic automatic fire.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican John Curtis has not surpassed Democrat Kathryn Allen's fundraising in the race for Utah's vacant U.S. House seat, but he did raise nearly three times more than her during the last three months.
SANDY, Utah (AP) — A Republican Utah mayor considered the front-runner in a race to replace Jason Chaffetz in Congress ignored his opponents' efforts in a Friday night debate to tie him to President Donald Trump, who struggled last year to gain favor with Utah's conservative but Mormon-majority population.
United Utah Party candidate Jim Bennett repeatedly linked Provo Mayor John Curtis, to the president and his policies, including a controversial plan for a wall along the U.S-Mexico border wall.
SANDY, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a candidate debate in the special election to replace Republican Jason Chaffetz in Congress (all times local):
Candidates running to replace Republican Jason Chaffetz in Congress are trying to tie front-runner Republican John Curtis to President Donald Trump, who struggled last year to gain favor with Utah's conservative but Mormon-majority population.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is endorsing Provo Mayor John Curtis in the race to replace Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz in Utah's GOP-dominated 3rd Congressional District.
Romney said in a statement distributed by Curtis' campaign Wednesday that he's backing Curtis because he has demonstrated the ability to solve tough problems in his career as a businessman and mayor. Romney said Curtis' "can-do attitude" will serve Utah well in Congress.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Congressional candidate and Provo Republican Mayor John Curtis has removed two Facebook ads he posted online calling for Congress to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall and "stop sanctuary cities" which limit cooperation with U.S. immigration officials.
Curtis told The Salt Lake Tribune (http://bit.ly/2y9OGLe ) that his "team underestimated how contentious" the posts were and took them down after they were criticized for being hostile.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Third-party candidate Jim Bennett has earned a place in a televised debate for candidates running to replace Republican Jason Chaffetz in Congress.
The Utah Debate Commission announced Friday that Bennett, the son of former Sen. Bob Bennett, met the group's polling threshold and can participate.
Jim Bennett is running as the first candidate of the new United Utah party staking out a centrist position.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is headed to Harvard University as a visiting fellow.
Lewandowski is among a list of political figures coming to the Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics through a program that's meant to spark discussion on campus.
Lewandowski led Trump's Republican primary campaign but left after clashing with Trump's family. He now runs the consulting firm Lewandowski Strategic Advisors.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Final election results from a three-way Republican race to replace Jason Chaffetz in Congress show Provo Mayor John Curtis captured 43 percent of the vote to become the GOP's nominee.
Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox on Thursday certified the results of the Aug. 15 election.
The results show 40 percent of active Republican voters in Utah's 3rd Congressional District participated.
Turnout in last year's primary when Chaffez easily defeated a longshot challenger was 33 percent.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Republican primary election win this week by a moderate mayor seeking to replace Jason Chaffetz in Congress shows once again that Utah's new dual-track political nominating system allows more moderate candidates to win GOP nominations in Utah even if they don't win the vote of far-right leaning delegates at party conventions.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Republican Utah mayor celebrating a primary win will have to fend off competitors linking him to embattled President Donald Trump as he prepares for the general election to replace Jason Chaffetz in the U.S. House of Representatives.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a Utah special election to replace Jason Chaffetz in the U.S. House of Representatives (all times local):
A Republican Utah mayor celebrating a primary win will have to fend off competitors linking him to embattled President Donald Trump as he prepares for the general election to replace Jason Chaffetz in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Utah Mayor Beats Attack Ads, Wins GOP Primary
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The mayor in the Mormon stronghold of Provo won a three-way Republican primary Tuesday in the race to replace former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, putting him on track to clinch the congressional seat in the general election in the overwhelming GOP district.
John Curtis pulled off the win despite being dogged by attack ads from deep-pocketed outside groups in a race whose three candidates were emblematic of the divisions roiling the GOP under President Donald Trump.