February 25, 2017

Utah GOP Chair James Evans letter spells out legal basis for SB 54 dispute: Certification to Utah Supreme Court next?

In a letter Friday (embedded below), Utah GOP Chair James Evans responded to two previous letters from Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox relating to issues of disagreement between the Utah Republican Party and the Utah Elections Office over SB 54. In the letter, Evans highlights areas of disagreement with the LG and spells out the […]

Utah LG Spencer Cox extends olive branch to GOP Chair James Evans, explains state’s SB 54 legal position

Can a soft answer turn away wrath? In a letter yesterday, Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox responded to a letter from Utah Republican Party Chair James Evans with an apology and an explanation of the state’s legal position on SB 54 issues. In the letter to Cox, sent earlier this month, Evans requested that the […]

Candidates for Utah Republican Party Treasurer: Jared Belcher [Contributor]

A candidate for Utah Republican Party Treasurer, Jared Belcher is seeking election by the Utah State Republican Central Committee to replace former Treasurer Dave Crittenden. This is the first in a series of brief profiles on those who have filed to run for election to the spot. As information comes out, I will update the profiles here. […]

Candidates for Utah Republican Party Treasurer: Cameron Robinson [Contributor]

A candidate for Utah Republican Party Treasurer, Cameron Robinson is seeking election by the Utah State Republican Central Committee to replace former Treasurer Dave Crittenden. This is the first in a series of brief profiles on those who have filed to run for election to the spot. As information comes out, I will update the […]

With Swallow out, the list of hopefuls to replace him is long [UPDATED]

[Updated] 4:55 PM 12-6-2013. Added Robert Smith (no, don’t go below. I have no idea who this is). [Updated] 3:40 PM 12-6-2013. Removed Derek Brown and Dan McCay (see below). [Updated] 3:10 PM 12-6-2013. Confirmed that Brian Tarbet has filed with the Utah GOP. [Updated] 9:50 AM 12-4-2013. Add Brian Tarbet (see below). [Updated] 5 PM 12-2-2013. Readded Michelle […]

Thomas Wright will not seek reelection as Utah Republican Party Chair

Thomas Wright, chair of the Utah Republican Party since 2011, will not seek reelection when his term expires in May. The news first appeared on Facebook, and Wright has since confirmed it to me in a text. Known for his tact, energy, organization, and tenacity, Wright leaves behind a Republican Party in Utah that oversaw […]

Prologue to the Convention: First Impressions

We left Salt Lake in the early hours of morning Sunday and after, changing planes in sunny Los Angeles, we descended through a cloudy layer and into Tampa Bay, Florida. The Republican National Convention won’t get rolling until Tuesday, though there were events tonight and more tomorrow. Just a few quick observations from this battleground state: [cont…]