ELECTION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ELECTION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Judge orders do-over in Millard GOP commission race http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58301478-90/election-county-dyer-commission.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58301478-90/election-county-dyer-commission.html.csp">Judge orders do-over in Millard GOP commission race</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T11:32:11.204-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A state judge has tossed out an election for the Millard County Commission and ordered a new Republican primary for the seat after finding enough examples of illegal votes in the June faceoff to cast doubt on the outcome of the incumbent’s five-vote win. Fourth District Judge Claudia Laycock’s ruling — the first of its kind in recent memory — has left officials scratching their heads, however, since it appears state law does not give the judge the authority to order a new election. Jim Dyer app...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58301478@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:32:11 MDT Hawaii’s governor ousted in stunning primary loss http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58281342-68/hawaii-abercrombie-schatz-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58281342-68/hawaii-abercrombie-schatz-state.html.csp">Hawaii’s governor ousted in stunning primary loss</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CATHY BUSSEWITZ and JULIET WILLIAMS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-10T11:26:05.137-06:00">Updated Aug 10, 2014 11:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Honolulu • A 40-year political career came to a close after Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie lost his bid for a second term in a stunning primary-election defeat by a fellow Democrat and state senator who defied party leadership to challenge the incumbent. A second intraparty fight for U.S. Senate was too close to call. State Sen. David Ige, once seen as an underdog, cruised to a decisive 35 percentage point win in Saturday’s primary after being dramatically outspent by Abercrombie, who also had hig...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582813422014-08-10T11:26:05.137-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-10T11:26:05.137-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58281342@www.sltrib.com Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:26:05 MDT GOP establishment on a roll over tea party http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58267369-68/roberts-tea-party-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58267369-68/roberts-tea-party-republican.html.csp">GOP establishment on a roll over tea party</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T10:18:02.148-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 10:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Add Kansas to the list of states where tea partyers tried and failed to knock out Senate Republicans this year. Next up: Tennessee, and the odds for the upstarts are no better. Three-term Sen. Pat Roberts dispatched tea party favorite Milton Wolf on Tuesday, edging out the radiologist and distant cousin of President Barack Obama in a bitter, closely fought primary. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Roberts had 48 percent to Wolf’s 41 percent while two other candidates com...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582673692014-08-06T10:18:02.148-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-06T10:18:02.148-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58267369@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:18:02 MDT Dionne: What kind of Republican Party do voters want? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58259120-82/party-democrats-republican-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58259120-82/party-democrats-republican-republicans.html.csp">Dionne: What kind of Republican Party do voters want?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E.J. Dionne</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T10:13:26.923-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 10:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • The central issue in this fall’s elections could turn out to be a sleeper: What kind of Republican Party does the country want? It is, to be sure, a strange question to put to an electorate in which independents and Democrats constitute a majority. Yet there is no getting around this: The single biggest change in Washington over the last five years has been a GOP shift to a more radical form of conservatism. This, in turn, has led to a kind of rejectionism that views cooperation wit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58259120@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:13:26 MDT Rolly: GOP whispering about post-election tax increase http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58247534-82/tax-increase-lake-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58247534-82/tax-increase-lake-sltrib.html.csp">Rolly: GOP whispering about post-election tax increase</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T19:11:12.152-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 07:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">About a dozen Utah legislators recently attended the Salt Lake Valley Conference of Mayors meeting at the new Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, where the discussion (hide your eyes) focused on tax increases. The conference is an informal group of mayors in the valley who routinely get together for lunch to discuss various issues. Many of the mayors in Salt Lake County have been hankering for a revenue enhancement to pay for needed road repairs and expansion as well as mass transit needs. And som...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58247534@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:11:12 MDT Defeated Cantor to resign from House seat in August http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58250328-68/cantor-election-brat-congress.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58250328-68/cantor-election-brat-congress.html.csp">Defeated Cantor to resign from House seat in August</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALAN SUDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T08:56:09.485-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 08:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • After a stunning primary election loss, former Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Friday that he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected. The congressman will step down Aug. 18 and has asked Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to call a special election to enable his successor to take office immediately, Cantor said in a statement, a day after stepping down from his leadership post. “It has been the highest honor of my professional life to serve ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582503282014-08-01T08:56:09.485-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-01T08:56:09.485-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58250328@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:56:09 MDT Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58246019-79/law-union-walker-bargaining.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58246019-79/law-union-walker-bargaining.html.csp">Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT BAUER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T09:21:02.288-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 09:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Madison, Wis. • The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election and rise to national prominence. The 5-2 ruling upholds the signature policy achievement of Walker in its entirety and is a major victory for the potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, who is seeking re-election this year. The ruling also marks the end of the three-y...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582460192014-07-31T09:21:02.288-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T09:21:02.288-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58246019@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:21:02 MDT Owens changes campaign bosses in race against Mia Love http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58206715-90/owens-campaign-district-love.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58206715-90/owens-campaign-district-love.html.csp">Owens changes campaign bosses in race against Mia Love</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T20:16:15.517-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 08:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Democratic congressional candidate Doug Owens swapped campaign managers recently, a move he says was long planned, but his former aide asserts was made because they disagreed on direction. Casey Frary moved from Washington, D.C., to lead Owens’ race for the 4th District, replacing Emily Hollingshead, who is now assisting four Democratic candidates for legislative and county offices. “Doug and I just didn’t see eye to eye on how things should go,” Hollingshead said Monday. “It was a kind of mutua...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206715@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:16:15 MDT Unease in Congress, region over Obama Afghan plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201229-68/afghanistan-afghan-plan-security.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201229-68/afghanistan-afghan-plan-security.html.csp">Unease in Congress, region over Obama Afghan plan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DEB RIECHMANN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T11:25:07.224-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Afghanistan’s disputed election and Iraq’s unraveling are giving members of Congress and U.S. allies in the region reason to think President Barack Obama should rethink his decision to withdraw virtually all Americans troops from Afghanistan by the close of 2016. The White House says Afghanistan is different from Iraq, mired in sectarian violence since shortly after U.S. troops left, and that the drawdown decision is a done deal. Some lawmakers, however, are uncomfortable with Obama...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58201229@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:25:07 MDT Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58196210-68/women-democrats-republicans-senate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58196210-68/women-democrats-republicans-senate.html.csp">Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHARLES BABINGTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T19:50:42.819-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Democratic and Republican Senators are pouring significant time and energy into pursuing female voters, a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections. Wednesday’s Senate vote on contraception legislation is the latest example of Democrats’ win-by-losing strategy, which forces Republicans to vote on sensitive matters that might rile women this fall. Recent votes on “pay equity” and family leave issues were similarly aimed at women, who are increasingly crucial to Democrats’ election hopes...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581962102014-07-17T19:50:42.819-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T19:50:42.819-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196210@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:50:42 MDT Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58190950-68/democrats-senate-women-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58190950-68/democrats-senate-women-republicans.html.csp">Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T21:08:57.352-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 09:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections, a legislative setback for Democrats that they hope will be a political winner in November’s elections. The vote was 56-43 to move ahead on the measure, short of the 60 votes necessary to proceed. Democrats sponsored the election-year bill to reverse last month’s Supreme Court ruling that closely held businesses with ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581909502014-07-16T21:08:57.352-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T21:08:57.352-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190950@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:08:57 MDT Dems seek gains with women in birth control loss http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58190318-68/democrats-women-control-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58190318-68/democrats-women-control-court.html.csp">Dems seek gains with women in birth control loss</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T16:16:10.567-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 04:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Senate Democrats suffered what looked like a difficult setback on birth control Wednesday, but they hope it pays big political dividends in November. Republicans blocked a bill that was designed to override a Supreme Court ruling and ensure access to contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections. The vote was 56-43 to move ahead on the legislation — dubbed the “Not My Boss’ Business Act” by proponents — four short of the 60 necessary...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581903182014-07-16T16:16:10.567-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T16:16:10.567-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190318@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:16:10 MDT Washington Post: Afghanistan’s promise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58185959-82/abdullah-election-ghani-afghanistan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58185959-82/abdullah-election-ghani-afghanistan.html.csp">Washington Post: Afghanistan’s promise</a></h4>