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Jake Rush

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Peter Cooke, Utah Governor Candidate, Looks To Unseat Gov. Gary Herbert

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2012 | 10:25 AM

Utah has not had a Democratic governor since 1985. The Republican incumbency advantage there is formidable to say the least. However, this year's Democratic challenger to Republican Gov. Gary Herbert, Gen. Peter Stryker Cooke, wants to change that, and has the chops to do it.

Progress in Utah Already


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Utah Democrats Nominate Candidate Slate

(3) Comments | Posted April 24, 2012 | 5:46 PM

Oh Liberals, my Liberals. Where art thou Good Liberals? Aye, in Utah. In Utah?

Friday and Saturday night, Utah Democrats caucused to elect candidates in statewide races, from committeemen and women to a Governor and a U.S. Senator.

The convention attracted delegates and political junkies from across the state. Friday...

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In Utah's Covert Community of Democrats, Faith And Politics Align

(42) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 2:04 PM

The Utah Democratic Party has an official caucus for Latter Day Saint (LDS) Democrats. This caucus is proof that not only Democrats but LDS Democrats exist in Utah, and that the LDS Church is home to more than just conservative political sentiment.

It remains true, however, that Utah on the...

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Radical Politics In Utah: My First Democratic Caucus

(22) Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 8:45 PM

Tuesday night was caucus night in Utah--for Democrats. Weren't aware of it? Join the 98 percent who didn't know it either.

The agenda was simple: listen to candidate pitches, break into precinct meetings, elect a precinct chair and elect county and state delegates.

As a college student who was too...

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Protests Even In Peaceful Utah

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2011 | 2:33 AM

I arrived at the Utah State Capitol shortly before 10 a.m, the time at which we were supposed to meet to rally. Only a few protestors were already there. It was cold and windy with intermittent rain. I had a florescent green poster board which read, "The middle class is...

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