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Election 2012
3:52 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Suggest a Question for the Lieutenant Governor Candidates

Tune in to the Lieutenant Governor Debate, October 31 at 11:30 on Utah Public Radio

Election 2012
2:33 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Utah Gubernatorial Debate

Utah Public Radio and the state's public broadcasters bring you a debate between Utah's gubernatorial candidates, Gary Herbert (R) and Peter Cooke (D), from the KUED 7 studios, October 11, 2012.

UPR's broadcast of the debate is sponsored by AARP of Utah and the Department of Political Science at Utah State University.

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Election 2012
11:20 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Representative Rob Bishop Visits Utah State Campus

Rep. Rob Bishop speaks at Merrill-Cazier Library at Utah State University on Oct. 11.
Credit RYAN CUNNINGHAM

U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop visited the Utah State campus on Thursday. In an event sponsored by the USU College Republicans called "Pizza and Politics," Bishop spoke on several topics and took questions from the audience at Merrill-Cazier Library.

Bishop opened by bemoaning the lack of bipartisanship in Washington, but the tone turned contentious when one audience member questioned Bishop’s stance on the public lands debate.

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Election 2012
3:07 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Utah Public Radio Debate Coverage

Utah Public Radio, as part of VoteUtah 2012, present the following Utah debates in their entirety.

Tune in online or to a station near you...

October 11 - 9:00 p.m. - Gubernatorial Candidates - Gary Herbert (R) and Peter Cooke (D)

October 17 - 7:00 p.m. - U.S. Senate Candidates - Orrin Hatch (R) and Scott Howell (D)

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Election 2012
12:36 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Mia Love and Jim Matheson Square Off in Debate

Utah Republican congressional candidate Mia Love and Democratic incumbent Jim Matheson clashed Wednesday over federal spending cuts during their first debate ahead of the November elections.

The two disagreed on a number of potential cuts to reduce the federal deficit during a televised debate outside KUTV studios and heard on UPR.

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Voter Information
3:21 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

AARP Releases 2012 Voter Guide for Retired Voters

To help better inform Utah's retired residents about the upcoming election, the American Association of Retired Persons has released a 2012 voter's guide. The guide is available nationwide but has been catered to each state.

Danny Harris is the Associate State Director of Utah's AARP. Kerry Bringhurst talked to Harris about the voter's guide:

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Election
12:04 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Matheson Attacks Love’s Tax Record, Saratoga Springs Rallies In Support

The attacks between Utah Congressman Jim Matheson and opponent Mia Love continued Monday, with the incumbent holding a news conference to criticize the Saratoga Springs Mayor’s previous votes to raise taxes. But as Charlotte Duren reports, Love’s supporters held a rally the same day to blast what they call lies being generated by Matheson’s campaign about their city.

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Election 2012
2:09 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Debate: Ed Redd vs. Doug Thompson - Utah House

Wednesday night on UPR, we featured a debate between Republican Ed Redd and Democrat Doug Thompson. They’re vying for the Utah State House of Representatives' Fourth District, which serves a large portion of Logan. Moderator Mike Lyons put a lot of focus on education during Wednesday’s debate, which both candidates seem to agree is a major concern for voters. The two candidates, who are good friends, had similar views on issues such as emissions testing and school vouchers. But perhaps the candidates differed the most on the issue of public lands. 

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Utah Politics
4:04 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Romney Bus Tours Logan

Cheers erupted as one of the five official Mitt Romney campaign busses rolled into a Logan parking lot on Tuesday night.

Dozens of supporters ("We're here to support Romney and his campaign and what he stands for.") and a couple detractors ("Well, he's outsourcing. Maybe they should just outsource him.") were on-hand to get a glimpse inside the mobile campaign headquarters.

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Utah Politics
10:23 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Peter Cooke Stops By USU on Campaign Trail

Credit RYAN CUNNINGHAM

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Cooke was in Logan for a town hall meeting on Monday night.

A retired General and USU alumnus, Cooke stopped by the Utah State campus on Monday for a town hall meeting with students and community members. The candidate for governor was asked about his positions on a wide range of Utah issues, from air quality to concerns about Hill Air Force Base.

USU College Democrats president Briana Bowen thinks the event was a good way for voters to get to know Cooke.

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