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Bryan Steil becomes GOP front-runner to win Paul Ryan's seat

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 3:13pm

A former driver for House Speaker Paul Ryan who has been active in Wisconsin Republican politics for years announced Sunday that he is running to succeed Ryan in Congress.

Hillary Clinton, not on ballot, is star of GOP midterm plan

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 2:24pm

Almost 18 months have passed since Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government. And she is not expected to run for office again.

Corker says he won't oppose Democrat seeking his Senate seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 9:41am

Outgoing Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee is sticking by his decision not to campaign against the Democrat seeking to fill his seat.

Mitt Romney says he'll make decision on supporting Trump in 2020 'down the road'

Maeve Reston, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:15am

Mitt Romney said Saturday that he could not yet commit to supporting Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign, making it clear that he intends to stake his claim as an independent voice for Utah.

GOP delegates force primary elections for both Mitt Romney and John Curtis

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL and Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 9:15pm

State Rep. Mike Kennedy edged Mitt Romney at the GOP state convention Saturday, forcing a primary election between the two. Rep. John Curtis also faces a primary election, but Rep. Rob Bishop and Rep. Chris Stewart will not.

Retiring Sen. Hatch bids farewell to Utah Republicans

Julian Hattem, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 6:04pm

One of the longest-serving senators in U.S. history bid farewell to Utah Republican Party delegates Saturday, offering a solemn goodbye to the state that sent him to the Senate for 41 years.

Romney's nephew fails to make Colorado primary ballot

Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 3:33pm

Businessman Doug Robinson, a nephew of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, failed to qualify for Colorado's Republican gubernatorial primary ballot, a state official announced Friday.

Haley's response: 'I don't get confused' draws notice

Jonathan Lemire and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 12:24am

The public split between the White House and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley this week over Russia sanctions threw a spotlight on her at-times uneasy relationship with President Donald Trump, even as her deft rebuttal bolstered talk about her own future political fortunes.

Romney seeks Utah Republican Party nomination at convention

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:44pm

Mitt Romney may have one of the best-known names in national politics, but he's still going to have to face down nearly a dozen Republican contenders in Utah Saturday in his bid to restart his political career with a Senate seat.

Steyer's talk of impeaching Trump not appealing to Dems

Bill Barrow and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 10:38pm

Tom Steyer is on a multimillion-dollar mission to impeach Donald Trump, but Democrats whose campaigns the California billionaire is helping bankroll aren't keen to follow his lead.

In court, Dems allege conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 10:26pm

The Latest on the Democratic Party lawsuit against President Donald Trump's campaign (all times local):

About 2,500 mourners pay respects to Barbara Bush at viewing

Juan A. Lozano and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:44pm

His daughter standing behind him, former President George H.W. Bush sat at the front of the cavernous sanctuary of St. Martin's Episcopal Church. He gazed up at the rose-draped casket holding his wife of 73 years.

Major GOP donor announces run for Wyoming governor

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 3:37pm

A top Republican Party donor and fundraiser who hasn't held major elected office before but who is wealthy and has national political connections is running for governor of Wyoming.

Big banks saved $3.6B in taxes last quarter under new law

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:55pm

The nation's six big Wall Street banks posted record, or near record, profits in the first quarter, and they can thank one person in particular: President Donald Trump.

Romney faces tough GOP crowd in Utah bid for US Senate seat

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:54pm

Mitt Romney's path to the U.S. Senate will have him wooing an unpredictable crowd of far-right leaning Utah Republicans at the state party convention this weekend.

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Romney facing complex Utah nominating system in Senate race

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 11:00am

U.S. Senate hopeful Mitt Romney will speak to thousands of Utah Republicans gathering Saturday at a party convention to vote for candidates ranging from Congress to state Legislature.

GOP congressional candidate clarifies abortion claim

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 8:32am

Republican Russ Fulcher, who is currently running for Idaho's open 1st Congressional District, has clarified his campaign claim that he's passed more "pro-life" legislation than anyone else in the Gem State

Nephew of Mitt Romney fails to make Colorado primary ballot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:36pm

Businessman Doug Robinson, a nephew of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, failed to qualify for Colorado's Republican gubernatorial primary ballot, a state official announced Friday.