Decision 2012: Utah GOP, Democratic state convention coverage, delegate information

Published: Saturday, April 21 2012 4:00 p.m. MDT

Senator Orrin Hatch speaks at the Salt Lake County GOP convention at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 14, 2012. Hatch will be in the spotlight Saturday as state delegates will attend their respective party's state conventions to choose candidates for federal and statewide offices.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

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Candidates from political parties running in major races are up for nomination, as some 4,000 Republican delegates and 2,700 Democratic delegates will decide which candidates advance — and which, if any, will face a primary run-off election in June, the next opportunity for every Utah voter to participate.

State delegates will attend their respective party's state conventions to choose candidates for federal and statewide offices like governor. Both the Democratic and Republican state conventions are being held today.

Following are links of recent coverage and other relevant sources.

Live stream

Live stream: 2012 Utah Republican state convention

Recent coverage

Attorney general candidates Reyes, Swallow to face each other in GOP primary

No primary for Governor Gary Herbert, wins nomination in second round of voting

Utah Democratic Senate hopefuls woo delegate support; votes to be conducted later day

Hatch, Liljenquist locked into second round of voting for GOP nomination

Josh Romney: Dad says we have a long way to go to win White House

Utah GOP, Democratic state conventions expected to be more representative of voters

Deseret News/KSL delegate panel speaks out

Sen. Orrin Hatch, Gov. Gary Herbert convention races too close to call

Gov. Herbert, AG candidates biggest spenders as GOP convention approaches

Utah GOP convention going electronic, but not without controversy

GOP Senate, House candidates push for delegates, money to avoid primary

Candidates go through delegates' stomachs to win hearts, minds

Governor feels like 'pin cushion' in debate with GOP rivals

Sen. Orrin Hatch's camp confident in walk-up to state GOP convention

Utah's unusual political nominating system under way and under scrutiny

Top lists

2012 Utah candidate filings: U.S. President

2012 Utah candidate filings: U.S. Senate

2012 Utah candidate filings: 1st Congressional District

2012 Utah candidate filings: 2nd Congressional District

2012 Utah candidate filings: 3rd Congressional District

2012 Utah candidate filings: 4th Congressional District

2012 Utah candidate filings: Governor

2012 Utah candidate filings: Attorney General

The road to 270 electoral votes to win the presidency

The 2012 Veepstakes: 20 possible VP picks for Mitt Romney

Websites

Utah Lt. Governor's office

Utah Republican Party

Utah Democratic Party

Libertarian Party of Utah

Utah Constitution Party

Project Vote Smart

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