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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) 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.

Supporters for Peter Cooke, running for Governor, talk to delegates and voters at the Utah State Democratic Convention held at the Salt Palace.   Saturday, April 21, 2012. (Stuart Johnson, Deseret News) Supporters for Peter Cooke, running for Governor, talk to delegates and voters at the Utah State Democratic Convention held at the Salt Palace. Saturday, April 21, 2012. (Stuart Johnson, Deseret News)

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.

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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

Peter Cooke, right, running for Governor shakes hands with delegates and voters at the Utah State Democratic Convention held at the Salt Palace,   Saturday, April 21, 2012. (Stuart Johnson, Deseret News) Peter Cooke, right, running for Governor shakes hands with delegates and voters at the Utah State Democratic Convention held at the Salt Palace, Saturday, April 21, 2012. (Stuart Johnson, Deseret News)

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

Scott Howell is congratulated by Miriam Hyde after he won the democratic nomination for U.S. Senate to run against the seat currently occupied by Orrin Hatch.  Utah State Democratic Convention held at the Salt Palace, Saturday, April 21, 2012. (Stuart Johnson, Deseret News) Scott Howell is congratulated by Miriam Hyde after he won the democratic nomination for U.S. Senate to run against the seat currently occupied by Orrin Hatch. Utah State Democratic Convention held at the Salt Palace, Saturday, April 21, 2012. (Stuart Johnson, Deseret News)

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

Hatch supporter Sandy Kester of Brigham City shows her disappointment after the announcement that Senator Orrin Hatch will be forced into a primary against Dan Liljenquist at the Utah Republican Party 2012 Nominating Convention at the South Towne Exposition Center in Sandy on Saturday, April 21, 2012.  She leans on her husband, Galen.   (Laura Seitz, Deseret News) Hatch supporter Sandy Kester of Brigham City shows her disappointment after the announcement that Senator Orrin Hatch will be forced into a primary against Dan Liljenquist at the Utah Republican Party 2012 Nominating Convention at the South Towne Exposition Center in Sandy on Saturday, April 21, 2012. She leans on her husband, Galen. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

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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