Tag: republican party

Guest Opinion: The Utah GOP suffers from its hardline stance on immigration

This commentary originally appeared in the Deseret News. This weekend, Republican state delegates will vote to elect a new chair of the Utah Republican Party. It’s a messy, time-consuming process that most voters don’t pay attention to, and often know nothing about. It’s a convention likely to be dominated by ideological battles over SB54, the

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Democrat Kathie Allen singles out Mayor Curtis over Twitter

KUTV by Hannah Knowles On Wednesday, 3rd Congressional District candidate, Democrat Kathie Allen, tweeted out a photo criticizing Provo Mayor John Curtis for supporting Trump’s wall. On the left is a photo showing men holding tiki torches at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, and on the right is a photo of the statue of

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Letter: Herrod is Trumpesque

Source: Deseret News Chris Herrod and Ronald Reagan do have something in common — good hair. That’s where the similarity ends. Cherilyn Eagar got it all wrong in her op-ed of July 15. Chris Herrod, a candidate for the Republican nomination for the 3rd Congressional District, is not Reaganesque. But he is definitely Trumpesque. He

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Provo lawmaker’s bill raises concerns about partisan representation in Utah

Source: The Daily Herald Rep. Norm Thurston, R-Provo has introduced a bill in Utah’s 2017 legislative session that has some people worried about giving one political party too much power. House Bill 11, which would remove political party affiliation requirements for certain state boards and commissions, was recommended by the Government Operations Interim Committee on

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Utah GOP chair not stepping down after CNN interview goes south

Source: KUTV Salt Lake City — (KUTV) James Evans, Chair of the Utah Republican Party, said he would not step down from his post, after he made comments on CNN that led the anchor, Carol Costello, to abruptly cut-off the interview. Evans, in trying to defend Donald Trump, went after Hillary Clinton by bringing up allegations that

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Racism has no place in Utah political discourse

Better UTAH Beat Episode 60 – August 13, 2013 There is a well-known Old Testament passage that the more morally obsequious among us are fond of trotting out these days. According to the old prophet, the latter days are to be marked by a series of extreme moral confusions. People will “call evil good, and

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4 quick tips for a racist

Salt Lake County Republican Party Chair Chad Bennion has come under fire (rightly so!) for asserting that Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill’s Indian heritage somehow prevents him from doing his job. Instead of apologizing for his blatantly racist accusation, Bennion has decided to stand by his comment. Bennion obviously doesn’t get it. So, here

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