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Published: Tuesday, March 13 2012 10:48 p.m. MDT

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RedneckLefty
St. George, UT

I attended the caucus in Spanish Fork -- SPANISH FORK! -- and the auditorium was filled beyond capacity. The organizers were scrambling to deal with the crowds. And it absolutely warmed my heart. I spoke to so many people who were there for the first time, after getting sick of how extremist the GOP in Utah had become.

Maybe we'll get a little political balance in this state after all!

Utah_1
Salt Lake City, UT

"Congress is known for its partisan wrangling and party-line votes, but the environment is completely different in the Utah legislature. Here in Utah, almost all floor votes are decided by overwhelmingly large margins, with Republicans and Democrats alike agreeing to support a bill. Party-line votes are extremely rare.

From Utah Data Points

Blue
Salt Lake City, UT

I attended last night. The crowd was huge and I was stunned to recognize so many of my neighbors. They're good people. What was really jaw-dropping for me was the frequently-repeated theme of concern about Republican extremism, women's rights, the environment, and education funding.

I'm sure that the Republican caucus in my area tomorrow will be twice as large, but for a little while last evening it was great to feel like there were a lot of Democrats in my neck of the world.

FatherOfFour
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

This is truly heartwarming. For a long while when anyone mentioned democrats n Utah I thought I was the only one :) Just kidding, I know three others in my neighborhood.

Shimlau
SAINT GEORGE, UT

I have watched with interest all of the complaints about the caucus system used in Utah, and find it wonderful that the Democrats had this kind of turn out. This is really a grass roots revival, and if the Republicans have the same percentage turn out, could make for some real choices come the general election. We will see!

Razzle2
Bluffdale, UT

My first caucus. Of the 12 in my precinct, all were supporting Romney but they were upset over losing Senator Bob Bennett. Most were registered Republicans sick with the Utah Tea Party.

I agree with Jenny Asay in the article. A California Republican is the same as a Utah Democrat.

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Wow, been waiting since 1973 to read an article such as this in a Utah newspaper.
The times, they are a changin!

Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

I blame the Republicans they cannot spew hatred against their own party and all others and expect to come out unscathed

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

with the right, evangelicals and tea party running the republican party it is no wonder more are turning out to the democratic caucus meetings. I really think it is time for a third party as both current parties are controlled by extremists.

skinnyreporter
Farmington, UT

The Tea Party must be defeated. They believe in such outdated ideas as shrinking the size, power and control of the federal government, reducing income taxes to keep more money circulating in the private sector, and reducing governmental spending. They act as though there's something wrong with spending $1.40 for every $1 in revenues even though that's the way many families handle their finances to get through hard times. If the Tea Party people had their way, the U.S. would stop borrowing from China and would end deficit spending and would arrest President Obama's admirable efforts to spread the wealth by giving money to people who don't make as much money as entrepreneurs whose businesses unfairly compete with governmental enterprises.

Alex
Salt Lake City, UT

@skinnyreporter - If the tea party had their way, the country would revert to the 18th century.

Dektol
Powell, OH

Was a letter read from the pulpit of all LDS meeting houses to cancel all Church activities the night of the Democratic Caucus as it was done for the Republican Caucus?

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

Dektol:
yes it was and the democratic chairman attributes that for the big turnout.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Interesting how much there was in the article about the repubs, when it was supposed to be an article about the dems.

The headline was also poor; it talked about rousing numbers, but nowhere gave an estimate of how many attended (at least not that I could see).

TRUTH
Salt Lake City, UT

@skinny reporter....best post of the day!

I too attended my caucus just to see who was dumb enouugh to show up....and sure enough they did!

Uncle Charles
Where freedom and liberty reign, utah

I'm eagerly awaiting full reports from Esquire, LDS Lib, dave, Furry and Mav. I'm sure they all attended last night's meetings, right folks?

For the California Republicans --- what is it about your state being bankrupt that you want to bring to Utah? Your policies don't work, they never have.

Utah is counted as the best run state in the nation. I think whatever it we are doing here is working to receive such high praise.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

@TRUTH

"I too attended my caucus just to see who was dumb enouugh to show up....and sure enough they did"

So now people who you don't agree with are "dumb?" People who are passionate about politics but who aren't in agreement with you are "dumb?"

I believe that says a lot about you. It also shows that you might need to pick up a hobby other than mocking others.

Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

To Uncle Charles
Where freedom and liberty reign, utah
I'm eagerly awaiting full reports from Esquire, LDS Lib, dave, Furry and Mav. I'm sure they all attended last night's meetings, right folks?

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Not me. In case it slipped your mind, I am a mainstream Republican. My husband and I are going to a caucus tomorrow night.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Uncle Charles
Where freedom and liberty reign, utah
I'm eagerly awaiting full reports from Esquire, LDS Lib, dave, Furry and Mav. I'm sure they all attended last night's meetings, right folks?

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Yep, I attended.
I was pleased to see 6 others just from my WARD in our precinct there as well.
Mostly women, All former Republicans.
All Good card-carrying LDS folks.
Doing just what the Prophet told us to do  attend.

I plan on attending tomorrow nightÂs Constitution and Republican Party Caucuses as well. Sorry you are so close-minded and convinced the GOP is GodÂs Party.

FYI Â God is not a Republican.

TRUTH
Salt Lake City, UT

God is not a republican? maybe not! But I am pretty sure that Satan is for sure a Liberal Democrat!

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