Quantcast

Decision 2012: Utah political races, candidate and delegate information, coverage

Published: Friday, April 13 2012 9:01 a.m. MDT

Mia Love talks with delegates at Fazoli's in West Jordan, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, to encourage them to support her for the 4th Congressional District at the upcoming State GOP Convention. (Ravell Call, Deseret News) Mia Love talks with delegates at Fazoli's in West Jordan, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, to encourage them to support her for the 4th Congressional District at the upcoming State GOP Convention. (Ravell Call, Deseret News)

Live Twitter feed

Update: Mark Crockett, Mike Winder on GOP primary ticket for Salt Lake County mayor; Democrat Ben McAdams wins nomination

» View our political blog, with updates and analysis.

Candidates from political parties running in major races will be nominated in the coming days, 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.

While some county conventions have convened since last month, where delegates are narrowing the field of candidates running for county offices and most state House and Senate seats, Salt Lake and Utah Counties hold conventions Saturday, April 14. 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 scheduled for April 21.

Debbie Matheson, center, introduces herself as a delegate candidate during a GOP caucus meeting at Lone Peak High School in Highland. Thousands turned out at their Republican Party neighborhood caucus meetings around Utah, Thursday, March 15, 2012. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Debbie Matheson, center, introduces herself as a delegate candidate during a GOP caucus meeting at Lone Peak High School in Highland. Thousands turned out at their Republican Party neighborhood caucus meetings around Utah, Thursday, March 15, 2012. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

Following are links of recent coverage and other relevant sources.

Recent coverage

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

Survey: Gov. Gary Herbert believes Utah's quality of life better than 5 years ago

Crowded Salt Lake County mayor's contest among races that will thin in Saturday's partisan conventions

Candidate fields narrowed in Iron, Washington, Utah, and Weber counties

Members of precinct 41 record election results as a Democratic caucus is held at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, March 13, 2012. At front left is Angelina Tsu, the new chair of the precinct.  Utah Democrats are gathering to select delegates for state and county party conventions. (Revell Call, Deseret News) Members of precinct 41 record election results as a Democratic caucus is held at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, March 13, 2012. At front left is Angelina Tsu, the new chair of the precinct. Utah Democrats are gathering to select delegates for state and county party conventions. (Revell Call, Deseret News)

Utahns say Romney the only Republican who can beat Obama, new poll shows

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

Senate candidates prepare to court 4,000 delegates

Video replay: Utah Republican senatorial debate

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

Delegates listen to Carl Wimmer, a candidate for the 4th Congressional District, at IHOP in West Jordan, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. (Ravell Call, Deseret News) Delegates listen to Carl Wimmer, a candidate for the 4th Congressional District, at IHOP in West Jordan, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. (Ravell Call, Deseret News)

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 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

Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company