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GOP Senator Looking Strong In The Face Of Tea Party Challenge

AP | KEVIN FREKING and PAUL FOY | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY -- It was an entertaining exchange, as one-man debates go. Dan Liljenquist, hoping to shock the political world on Tuesday, didn't let...

GOP Senator Forced Into Primary Fight

AP | KEVIN FREKING and JOSH LOFTIN | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

SANDY, Utah — Utah Republicans denied U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch a clear path to a seventh and final term Saturday, forcing the 78-year-old lawmaker ...

Indefinite Detention Sparks GOP Debate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

Monday night's Republican primary debate in Utah's U.S. Senate race sparked an interesting disagreement over the National Defense Authorization Act, a...

GOP Senator Challenged By Unusual Primary

AP | By JOSH LOFTIN | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

KAYSVILLE, Utah -- Every handshake counts in Utah's unique nominating system, even for a senator seeking his seventh term. At Granny Annie's Cafe, ju...

John Celock

Tea Party Hopes To Take Down Senator Tonight

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

Tea Party activists are hoping that Thursday's Republican caucuses in Utah mark the first victory in the ultimate defeat of longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch ...

Utah Passes Bill Prohibiting Talk Of Homosexuality In Schools, Allows Dropping Sex Ed

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education

The Utah state Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow schools to drop sex education, prohibit instruction on how to use contraception, and proh...

Likely GOP Senator: Government Shutdown 'May Be Absolutely Necessary'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mike Lee, Utah's Tea Party-backed Republican Senate candidate, floated the solution of a total government shutdown Thursday to deal with increasing bu...

US Sen. Bob Bennett ousted at Utah GOP convention

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY — Republican Sen. Bob Bennett was thrown out of office Saturday by delegates at the Utah GOP convention in a stunning defeat for ...

Senator Bennett Could Lose Utah GOP Nomination Due To Anti-Incumbent Sentiment

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Bob Bennett abandoned Washington this week, spending his days in Utah pleading with Republicans until he was hoarse to let...

Utah Senate 2010: Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news and discussion about the 2010 Utah Senate race below. Email TwitterLists2010+UTSen@gmail.com if you know someone who should be...

Jason Linkins

Mike Lee, Utah Senate Nominee, Favors Low Liability Cap For Oil Companies

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tea Party favorite Mike Lee won the GOP nomination for the Utah Senate last night and is the odds-on favorite to replace Senator Bob Bennett (R-Utah),...

Tea Party Appears Split In Utah GOP Senate Primary

AP | LIZ SIDOTI and JIM DAVENPORT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — In a break from the state's racist legacy, South Carolina Republicans overwhelmingly chose Nikki Haley, an Indian-American woma...