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Little-known Mike Kennedy to take on Mitt Romney in Utah GOP primary

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:45pm

Mitt Romney will again face a Kennedy in an election with a U.S. Senate seat on the line. Not one of those Kennedys — this is Mike Kennedy, a state legislator from Alpine.

Democrat looks for upset in strong GOP district in Arizona

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:27pm

In a district Donald Trump won by 21 points in 2016, a Democratic newcomer is trying to pull off an upset victory for an open U.S. House seat in Arizona that has been held by Republicans since the early 1980s.

Colorado Supreme Court knocks US Rep. Lamborn off ballot

James Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:16pm

Colorado's Supreme Court on Monday knocked six-term U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn from his party's primary, saying the Colorado Springs Republican didn't collect enough valid voter signatures to qualify.

Romney says he supports president’s policy, despite past disputes

Jared Page, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:42pm

Mitt Romney says he’s confident he would be able to work with President Donald Trump if he’s elected to the U.S. Senate, despite their public disputes in the past.

Dems' chances may rest on flipping GOP strongholds in cities

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:29pm

As Dallas has evolved from reliably red to deeply blue, joining many other big cities, one enclave has remained the beating heart of country club conservatism — home to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens and former President George W. Bush.

Koch network success in Trump era draws Democratic pushback

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:23pm

The sprawling network funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is having a very good run with President Donald Trump in the White House and Republicans in control of Congress.

Report: Sean Hannity received HUD help on multimillion dollar property deals

Rob McLean, CNN  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 11:24am

Fox News host Sean Hannity allegedly received help from the US Department for Housing and Urban Development to carry out multimillion dollar real estate deals, according to a report by The Guardian.

Correction: Midterms 2018-Replacing Ryan story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:40am

In a story April 22 about Bryan Steil running for House Speaker Paul Ryan's congressional seat, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Beloit is in the district. It is not.

Travel ban case is justices' first dive into Trump policy

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:04am

The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump's time as president, even as the nation has moved from one Trump controversy to another. That's about to change.

Pompeo facing rare opposition from Senate panel

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:21am

President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is facing serious opposition before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which may not have enough votes to recommend him for confirmation because all Democrats, and at least one Republican, have said they will oppose him.

White House: No plans by Trump to fire Mueller, Rosenstein

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 5:55pm

The White House says President Donald Trump has no intention of firing special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

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.

Possible Texas special election could clash with court case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:25am

Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says the governor can call a special election to replace a retiring congressman, even as the U.S. Supreme Court mulls whether his district was drawn to marginalize Hispanic voters.

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.