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Remembering 2012: Utah's top stories of the year

Published: Sunday, Dec. 30 2012 1:27 p.m. MST

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Associated Press
Salt Lake City's Olympic savior, Mitt Romney, won the GOP presidential nomination but failed to win the presidency. His candidacy as the first Mormon from a major party to win the nomination beamed a spotlight on the LDS faith and brought Utah heavyweights onto the national stage in key campaign roles. His loss brought a pause to the "Mormon Moment."

>> Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, speaks to a group of former Salt Lake City Olympic committee members, marking the 10th anniversary of the games, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012.
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