REPUBLICAN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/REPUBLICAN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Maddow: An interesting year of three-ways http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58440942-82/independent-democrats-party-race.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58440942-82/independent-democrats-party-race.html.csp">Maddow: An interesting year of three-ways</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rachel Maddow</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T06:35:52.983-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 06:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The elections held in a president’s sixth year in office do not tend to be a happy thing for that president’s party. Over the past century, the party that holds the White House has lost an average of 29 seats in the House in sixth-year midterms. The only exception was 1998, when Bill Clinton’s Democrats picked up five House seats — Democrats call that the miracle of Newt Gingrich. Absent the prospect of another blue moon like that rising in the next six weeks, this year’s elections look like the...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58440942@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:35:52 MDT Salt Lake sheriff’s race tight on fundraising front http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58430613-90/campaign-county-democrat-fundraising.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58430613-90/campaign-county-democrat-fundraising.html.csp">Salt Lake sheriff’s race tight on fundraising front</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By mike gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T07:30:36.353-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 07:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Of all the Salt Lake County races on the Nov. 4 ballot, none has generated more news coverage so far than the effort of Republican Jake Petersen, a Unified Police Department (UPD) lieutenant, to dislodge his boss, incumbent Democratic Sheriff Jim Winder. The two are going nose-to-nose in fundraising as well, according to financial disclosures filed this week. Less than $4,000 separates the campaign contribution totals of the two sheriff’s candidates, who are locked in a rancorous dispute over ...</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> 58430613@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:30:36 MDT After twisted road, Millard GOP chooses incumbent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58429011-90/ballot-candidate-county-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58429011-90/ballot-candidate-county-court.html.csp">After twisted road, Millard GOP chooses incumbent</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="2014-09-18T21:32:40.79-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 09:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After a dispute that saw a narrow election victory tossed by a judge, only to be overturned by the Utah Supreme Court, the Millard County Republican Central Committee has chosen incumbent County Commissioner James Withers as the party’s candidate to be on the November ballot. Withers beat challenger Jim Dyer by a narrow five-vote margin in the Republican primary in June, but Dyer challenged the outcome in court, arguing seven votes shouldn’t have been counted and one voter was wrongly turned awa...</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> 58429011@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:32:40 MDT Mormons’ close-knit nature, values drive them to GOP http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407521-90/authors-become-church-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58407521-90/authors-become-church-democrats.html.csp">Mormons’ close-knit nature, values drive them to GOP</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="2014-09-17T08:01:36.473-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 08:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Since the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, Mormon voters have become more and more ensconced in the Republican Party, to the point that today they represent the most reliable, cohesive bloc of voters for the GOP of nearly any demographic. The reason for the shift, argue three scholars in a new book on the topic, is that Mormons live in a tight-knit, insular subculture that sets itself at odds with the evolving social norms and shares conservative social values. LIVE CHAT: On Wednesday, Sept. 1...</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> 58407521@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:01:36 MDT Jon Huntsman won’t rule out 2016 run, but eyes sidelines for now http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58424366-90/huntsman-labels-presidential-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58424366-90/huntsman-labels-presidential-republican.html.csp">Jon Huntsman won’t rule out 2016 run, but eyes sidelines for now</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T18:27:14.845-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 06:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman isn’t saying no to a 2016 presidential bid — “You don’t ever rule anything out in politics,” he says — but he is planning to use a bipartisan group to coax the eventual White House contenders into tackling America’s biggest problems. Huntsman said Wednesday that he isn’t raising money, hiring staff or really considering a second run at the Oval Office, but he is hoping that the group No Labels, of which he’s a national co-chairman, will have a big impa...</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> 58424366@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:27:14 MDT Arizona GOP official resigns over Medicaid remarks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58421992-68/pearce-comments-party-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58421992-68/pearce-comments-party-republican.html.csp">Arizona GOP official resigns over Medicaid remarks</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T16:26:18.104-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 04:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona legislator Russell Pearce, the chief sponsor of Arizona’s hard-line law against illegal immigration, has resigned a top leadership position in the state Republican Party after he was criticized for remarks advocating mandatory contraception or sterilization of people on Medicaid. The party late Sunday night announced Pearce’s resignation as first vice chairman — the state party’s second top leadership post — after some Republican candidates denounced the comments th...</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> 58421992@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:26:18 MDT County council candidates to debate Tuesday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58416332-90/candidates-council-county-debate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58416332-90/candidates-council-county-debate.html.csp">County council candidates to debate Tuesday</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T10:56:43.286-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 10:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake County Council candidates Micah Bruner and Jenny Wilson will square off from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday in a debate at The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South, in Salt Lake City. Democrat Wilson and Republican Bruner are vying for the six-year, at-large council seat being vacated by longtime county official Randy Horiuchi. This is the first of three political debates organized by the Alliance for a Better Utah, the University of Utah’s John R. Park Debate Society and community radio station KCPW. Other ...</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> 58416332@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:56:43 MDT Campaign finance reform and Arbinger’s self deception http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58060268-82/congress-delegation-party-policies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58060268-82/congress-delegation-party-policies.html.csp">Campaign finance reform and Arbinger’s self deception</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By Stephen Tryon</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T20:03:38.616-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 08:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Executive branch officials are limited by federal ethics regulations to a threshold of about $35 when accepting or exchanging gifts. As an army officer, I was always taught this was as much about preventing the perception on the part of the American people that officials were being bribed as it was about any lack of trust in federal officials. In my business career, we had a similar policy at Overstock.com regarding company employees accepting gifts from vendors. The problem with accepting large...</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> 58060268@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:03:38 MDT Obama: Combating Islamic State not U.S. fight alone http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58411543-68/obama-says-address-fight.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58411543-68/obama-says-address-fight.html.csp">Obama: Combating Islamic State not U.S. fight alone</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T22:12:01.767-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama is distinguishing the military campaign against Islamic State militants from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He says the new fight must avoid what he calls mistakes of the past. Obama says more nations are joining a coalition against the extremists. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says, “This can’t be America’s fight alone.” In the Republican address, a candidate for a House seat from Arizona, Andy Tobin, says he’s running for Congress becaus...</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> 58411543@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:12:01 MDT Rolly: SUU president caves to extremists in renaming Reid Center http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58403752-90/reid-center-cozzens-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58403752-90/reid-center-cozzens-sltrib.html.csp">Rolly: SUU president caves to extremists in renaming Reid Center</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="2014-09-13T12:47:39.286-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 12:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Southern Utah University President Scott Wyatt’s caving in to narrow special interests in the tea party pocket of southwestern Utah is the latest example of political bullying of timid officials that allows the minority to dictate to the majority. Wyatt, in a move that has once again shown Utah to be a land ruled by petty political potentates, removed the name of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from the university’s Center for Outdoor Engagement. The center is not a building, mind you. It’s an...</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> 58403752@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:47:39 MDT Analysis: Both parties in Congress play it safe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409598-68/obama-president-republicans-senate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409598-68/obama-president-republicans-senate.html.csp">Analysis: Both parties in Congress play it safe</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID ESPO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Special Correspondent</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T11:53:05.865-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Seven weeks before the elections, Republicans and Democrats are both playing it safe, willing to make short-term sacrifices of long-held positions in hopes of maximizing their chances for victory at the polls. That means that House Republicans who recently voted to sue President Barack Obama for what they say is his failure to obey the Constitution seem likely to hand him new war powers to combat militants seeking an Islamic state. At the same time, legislation seems on track to ext...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584095982014-09-13T11:53:05.865-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-13T11:53:05.865-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58409598@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:53:05 MDT Dionne: When moderates fight back http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58393019-82/party-moderate-republican-republicans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58393019-82/party-moderate-republican-republicans.html.csp">Dionne: When moderates fight back</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="2014-09-09T09:06:37.292-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 09:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • The missing component in the machinery of American politics has been moderate-to-liberal Republicanism, and the gears of government are grinding very loudly. You wonder if Kansas and Alaska have come up with a solution to this problem. In Kansas, Democrat Chad Taylor shook up the Senate race by dropping out last week, giving an independent candidate, Greg Orman, a clean shot at the incumbent, Pat Roberts. At least one poll showed Orman with a 10-point lead over the 78-year-old Rober...</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> 58393019@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:06:37 MDT Third-party candidates in Senate races a GOP worry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58379430-68/party-republican-third-candidates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58379430-68/party-republican-third-candidates.html.csp">Third-party candidates in Senate races a GOP worry</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="2014-09-05T17:05:36.033-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 05:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Caught off-guard by a third-party candidate, veteran GOP Sen. Pat Roberts replaced his campaign manager and summoned new aides to try to revive his re-election bid in a state that should be easy for Republicans. It’s a rare achievement by independent candidate Greg Orman, although it’s far from certain he can oust Roberts on Nov. 4. Still, his story might inspire a pizza deliveryman in North Carolina, a “libertarian cop” in Kentucky and an Alaska candidate named Fish who would love...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583794302014-09-05T17:05:36.033-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T17:05:36.033-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58379430@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:05:36 MDT Fundraising in Utah AG’s race slowed post- John Swallow http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58366136-90/attorney-campaign-democratic-district.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58366136-90/attorney-campaign-democratic-district.html.csp">Fundraising in Utah AG’s race slowed post- John Swallow</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="2014-09-03T10:42:38.132-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 10:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After years of scandal stemming from money and campaign contributions flowing to the attorney general’s race, it appears both candidates have taken a more reserved approach, although big donations continue to flow to Republican incumbent Attorney General Sean Reyes. Reyes has received a handful of contributions in excess of $10,000 during the campaign, including a $20,000 donation last week from a renewable-energy company. Reyes has raised more than $262,000 since taking office last December and...</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> 58366136@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:42:38 MDT Utah attorney general candidates focus on public trust http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58355720-90/reyes-attorney-general-office.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58355720-90/reyes-attorney-general-office.html.csp">Utah attorney general candidates focus on public trust</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHELLE L. PRICE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T22:28:31.895-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 10:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As Utah’s two previous top lawmen face charges of bribery and other crimes, the candidates running to replace them as state attorney general this year each promise to repair public trust and reform the scandal-rocked office. “It’s the thing that’s on the top of everybody’s mind,” Democratic contender Charles Stormont told The Associated Press. “They want to know, What are you going to do to make sure that can’t happen again?” Sean Reyes, his Republican opponent and the interim Utah attorney gen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583557202014-08-30T22:28:31.895-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T22:28:31.895-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355720@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:28:31 MDT Hunt: Can Republicans ride tailwind to Senate majority? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58364285-82/republicans-democrats-senate-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58364285-82/republicans-democrats-senate-republican.html.csp">Hunt: Can Republicans ride tailwind to Senate majority?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Albert R. Hunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T09:54:13.563-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 09:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • The battle for control of the Senate, the grand prize of the 2014 elections, with Republicans needing to win a net of a half-dozen seats to take charge, is well-framed after Labor Day. Republicans have the advantages of a friendly turf, the history of this political cycle — which favors the party that doesn’t hold the White House — and the waning popularity of President Barack Obama, who sometimes seems indifferent. Democrats hope to minimize losses as stronger candidates face a few...</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> 58364285@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:54:13 MDT Robinson: The Republican wave has failed to materialize http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58364241-82/gop-republican-obama-candidates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58364241-82/gop-republican-obama-candidates.html.csp">Robinson: The Republican wave has failed to materialize</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eugene Robinson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T16:29:33.629-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 04:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Meanwhile, back at the ranch — as foreign events hog the spotlight — why haven’t Republicans sealed the deal on the coming election? When summer began, the conventional wisdom was that the GOP sorta kinda probably maybe would take control of the Senate in November. As summer ends — and it hasn’t been great for President Obama, which means it also hasn’t been anything for the Democratic Party to write home about — that same equivocal assessment still holds. The Real Clear Politics ...</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> 58364241@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:29:33 MDT Idaho Tea party could make race tougher for Butch Otter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355680-68/party-idaho-election-gop.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355680-68/party-idaho-election-gop.html.csp">Idaho Tea party could make race tougher for Butch Otter</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KIMBERLEE KRUESI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T15:43:02.545-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 03:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boise, Idaho • Idaho’s red state roots haven’t faded, but political infighting inside its Republican Party has left many feeling disenfranchised with the so-called traditional GOP candidates who will appear on this year’s election ballot. Tea party voters, who showed to be a powerful voting bloc in the May GOP primary election, are threatening to stay home or vote for a Democratic candidate rather than vote for the Republican. This means Gov. Butch Otter, who is seeking a third-term, could face ...</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> 58355680@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:43:02 MDT Dionne: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343107-82/party-democrats-former-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343107-82/party-democrats-former-republican.html.csp">Dionne:</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="2014-08-28T01:01:04.204-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • The short-term future of politics in the nation’s capital will be determined in large part by which party ends up in control of the Senate. But for a sense of the long-term future of politics in the country as a whole, watch the governors races. The question to ask: Do voters begin to push back against the tea party tide that swept governorships and legislatures into Republican hands four years ago and produced the most radical changes in policy at the state level in at least a...</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> 58343107@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:01:04 MDT Paul Rolly: Republican Reyes snubs Rotary Club debate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58339625-90/club-reyes-debate-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58339625-90/club-reyes-debate-sltrib.html.csp">Paul Rolly: Republican Reyes snubs Rotary Club debate</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="2014-08-29T09:28:48.895-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 09:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City’s Rotary Club may have witnessed history Tuesday, according to its president-elect, Floyd Hatch, when only one of two Utah attorney general candidates invited to a debate showed up to the scheduled luncheon. Incumbent Sean Reyes missed the debate because he was out of town, his aides said. Club officials say they extended the invitation in June to the Republican nominee and his Democratic rival, Charles Stormont. Hatch, who also is the events coordinator for Rotary International’...</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> 58339625@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:28:48 MDT