Who is Gary Johnson? Some frustrated Utah voters looking at Libertarian candidate

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — Zach and Kayla Bloxham didn’t expect to see the presidential candidate they plan to vote for in November grabbing lunch in the City Creek Center food court Saturday. But there was Libertarian Gary Johnson, digging into a […]

National conversations taking place about 'Utah, the great swing state'

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — Now that the Republican and Democratic conventions have concluded, Utah voters are faced with a pair of presidential nominees they just don’t seem to be excited about. The reception Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have […]

Will Utah be a swing state in the presidential race?

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — Now that the Republican and Democratic conventions have concluded, Utah voters are faced with a pair of presidential nominees they just don’t seem to be excited about. The reception Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have […]

Likely ‘Never Trump’ alternative candidate not known in Utah but could be helped by Mitt Romney

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — Utah GOP Chairman James Evans had no idea who David French was when the conservative lawyer and writer emerged Wednesday as a likely independent candidate for president backed by Mitt Romney. “What was the name again? I’ve […]

Sen. Hatch meets with Prime Minister Netanyahu during Israel trip

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY— Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, met Thursday in Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after both participated in a ceremony marking Holocaust Memorial Day. Hatch, the Senate president pro tempore, spent nearly an hour with the Israeli leader talking […]

Romney trying new tactic to stop Trump?

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — Mitt Romney appears to once again be playing a key role in the latest effort to stop controversial GOP front-runner Donald Trump from winning his party’s presidential nomination outright. Romney reportedly tried to convince Texas Sen. Ted […]

Romney’s campaign prepped for contested convention predicted now for Trump

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — Four years ago, former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt was quietly making preparations for a contested Republican National Convention to ensure Mitt Romney secured the party’s nomination despite a contentious primary season. “It was a real contingency we […]

Cruz, Sanders top picks in Tuesday’s Utah caucuses, poll says

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the top pick of Utahns in Tuesday’s GOP presidential preference caucus election and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is their choice in the Democratic caucus vote, according to a new Deseret News/KSL poll. […]

Romney: I’ll do everything within ‘normal political bounds’ to stop Trump

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney pledged Friday “to do everything within the normal political bounds” to keep the Republican Party’s controversial front-runner, Donald Trump, off the November ballot. “I think he would be terribly unfit for […]

Mitt Romney trades jabs with Donald Trump

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has a new role in the 2016 race for the White House: leading out in the fight against his party’s controversial front-runner, Donald Trump. Romney’s surprise push last week for the […]