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Utah Sen. Lee defends not endorsing Trump so far

David Wright, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 8:39am

Sen. Mike Lee on Wednesday cited Donald Trump's use of a baseless tabloid report that Ted Cruz's father helped conspire to kill President John F. Kennedy as a reason he has yet to endorse the presumptive Republican nominee in a heated exchange.

Gov. Gary Herbert says convention loss motivated voters in primary election

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:59pm

Gov. Gary Herbert said finishing behind Jonathan Johnson at the GOP state convention in April ended up helping him win big against the chairman in Tuesday's primary election.

Mitt Romney: My family still wants me to run for president

Theodore Schleifer CNN  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:43pm

Mitt Romney's family is still pleading for him to mount an independent bid for the presidency, the 2012 Republican nominee said Wednesday.

History-making transgender U.S. Senate candidate looking to capitalize on Utah primary win

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:31pm

The first openly transgender candidate to win a major party U.S. Senate primary election celebrated Tuesday at the campaign offices of another Democrat because she can't afford her own space.

Oklahoma teachers fight education cuts by winning elections

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:40pm

Inner-city high school English teacher Mickey Dollens was fed up with low pay and cuts to public education, so he decided to run for the state Legislature to fix the problem.

'Move on' from Benghazi? Republicans say it's unlikely

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:30pm

Hillary Clinton says it's "time to move on" after a congressional report on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks accused the Obama administration of lethal mistakes, but produced no new evidence pointing to wrongdoing by the former secretary of state.

McConnell bids to shelter GOP senators from Trump upheaval

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:00pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is wrestling with an unenviable, arguably impossible task this election year: protecting Senate Republicans from the political upheaval caused by Donald Trump's presidential candidacy.

Poll shows Clinton with battleground leads

Tal Kopan, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 1:40pm

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump across the board in a new poll of battleground states.

Trump gets rock-bottom ratings in international survey

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:00am

A new multi-nation survey finds that confidence in Donald Trump's ability to manage foreign policy should he become U.S. president is rock-bottom in a host of countries in Europe and Asia.

LIVE: Utah primary election results

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 11:54pm

Election season is in full swing in Utah as voters across the state will take part in Tuesday’s primary election.

Judge: 'Decent case' political role in Wisconsin voting laws

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 11:21am

A federal judge said Thursday that opponents of more than a dozen new Wisconsin election laws had made a "pretty decent case" that Republicans approved them to secure a partisan advantage, but added he isn't convinced the measures actually had a dramatic effect.

Brit indicted in botched attempt to shoot Trump in Las Vegas

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:40pm

A British man who authorities say tried to grab a police officer's gun to shoot presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a Las Vegas campaign rally was indicted Wednesday on federal criminal charges that, together, could get him up to 30 years in prison.

The Latest: 5 of 6 GOP lawmakers lock up primary battles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 3:31pm

The Latest on Utah election results (all times local):

6 Assembly candidates who lost allege voting machine issues

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 3:11pm

Six Republican Nevada Assembly candidates who lost their primaries by significant margins want an investigation of voting machines they say may have malfunctioned, although elections officials insist nothing went amiss.

Missouri GOP governor candidate sells 'ISIS hunting permits'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 2:52pm

Missouri Republican gubernatorial Eric Greitens is selling so-called "ISIS hunting permits" to raise money.

Cleveland relaxes rules on protest marches at GOP convention

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 1:51pm

The relaxation of rules on protest marches during the upcoming Republican National Convention and the shrinking of a designated event zone downtown are an "important victory" for free speech rights, a civil rights group said Wednesday.

NRA launching ad in Nevada invoking Clinton, Benghazi

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 1:11pm

The National Rifle Association is launching an ad against Hillary Clinton that invokes the attacks on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

Gov. Herbert secures GOP nomination in re-election race

Michelle L. Price and Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 11:31pm

Republican Gov. Gary Herbert easily defeated executive Jonathan Johnson Tuesday to win a closely watched primary race that helped boost voter turnout to the highest level in two decades.

The Latest: Former lawmaker, Bundy lawyer, loses race

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 11:31pm

The Latest on the Utah primary election (all times local):