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Utah Public Radio Debate Coverage

Oct 3, 2012

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

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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)

Mia Love and Jim Matheson Square Off in Debate

Sep 28, 2012

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.

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:

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.

Debate: Ed Redd vs. Doug Thompson - Utah House

Sep 21, 2012

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. 

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.

Peter Cooke
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.

Transcript of President Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, as delivered. Source: Federal News Service.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. (Sustained cheers, applause.) Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much.

AUDIENCE MEMBERS: Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you.

AUDIENCE MEMBERS: Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you very much, everybody. (Cheers, applause.) Thank you.

Transcript of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's acceptance speech as prepared for delivery at the Republican National Convention:

"Mr. Chairman, delegates. I accept your nomination for President of the United States of America.

I do so with humility, deeply moved by the trust you have placed in me. It is a great honor. It is an even greater responsibility.

Nearly 2,000 members of the national LDS Democrats met this week during the Democratic National Convention. UPR's Kerry Bringhurst speaks with Utahn Crystal Young-Otterstrom, who was among the first to join the Utah LDS Democrats Caucus.

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