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Gov. Gary Herbert gives his tacit approval to the new Count My Vote ballot initiative but stops just short of endorsing the measure [Utah Policy]. The 4th CD race between Rep. Mia Love and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams could be a barnburner. Another national analyst has shifted their rating of...

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Love/McAdams race tightening up

  • By Bryan Schott, Managing Editor

In the latest sign that Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams poses a serious threat to Rep. Mia Love in 2018, the Cook Political Report has shifted their assessment of the race toward the Democrat for the...


Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott guide you through the week that was in Utah politics. 
Bryan Schott and Bob Bernick break down the big news from the last week in Utah politics.

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