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Will Utah Democrats toss caucus system?
Politics » Delegates to vote on best method of selecting candidates to boost voter turnout.

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Republicans, though, rejected proposed changes to their nominating system at the state GOP convention last month.

"What’s really funny about Democrats," Hollingshead said, "… we’re gonna whine, whine, whine about the right wing and how they only pick the ideologues. And yet when it happens within our own party, ‘we don’t have a problem.’ "

At a glance

Democratic Party leaders in Utah

Jim Dabakis » Chairman

Josie Valdez » Vice chairwoman

Breanne Miller » Secretary

Brian King » Treasurer

All are unchallenged in their bids for re-election.

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A push from outside the party structures is coming from a group called Count My Vote, organized by lieutenants of former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt. The group is expected to launch a campaign to put an initiative on the 2014 ballot to allow a candidate to make it to a primary through a convention or by an alternate route, collecting petition signatures.


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