Utah County Clerk/Auditor Special Election

The vacant Utah County Clerk/Auditor position will be voted on by the Utah County Republican Party starting Thursday, May 27, and ending Saturday, May 29. More information can be found at https://www.ucrp.org/2021-utah-county-clerk-special-election/ Josh Daniels Josh Daniels has served as the Clerk / Auditor Chief Deputy for the last 2 ½ years under the previous Clerk / Auditor. As an office, they have accomplished great things, especially with voting. Josh said that there were 6 hour wait times in 2018 and it was less than 30 minutes in 2020. The office…

The Candidates for Chair of the Utah GOP

Five candidates are vying for the position of state party chair to replace Derek Brown, who isn’t running again. Candidate information can be found at https://utgop.org/candidates/ Brad Baker Brad is a student at Weber State University studying communication and student advocacy. He wants to see the caucus system improved. There is a lot he still doesn’t know but as chair, he would use that position to sway the policy and agenda of the party. He does believe competition can motivate and improve the caucus system though.  Brad said he would…

The Candidates to Replace Tanner Ainge on the Utah County Commission

With Commissioner Tanner Ainge stepping down mid-term to serve in the Cox Administration, candidates have lined up for the chance to replace him on the Utah County Commission. Because Ainge was nominated and elected as a Republican, the Utah County GOP Central Committee will select his replacement. The central committee consists of Republican precinct chairs and vice-chairs. As there are only 3 commissioners, this is a very important race. Websites, phone numbers, and YouTube videos for the candidates can be found at the Utah County Republican Party site. The vote…

The GOP Can Win; the GQP Will Lose

Is there a liberal version of CPAC that happens every year? I can’t think of it if there is. CPAC gets wall-to-wall coverage each time it’s held. Why is this? It used to be a place where the media could take a peek at mainstream conservative thought, a weekend Comic-Con where cosplayers wear tri-cornered hats instead of Batman masks. CPAC has eroded the past few years into an event welcomed now only by those in the populist-nationalist wing of the party, where Marjorie Taylor Greene is revered while Ben Sasse…

The 2022 US Senate Seats Up for Grabs

Here are the Senate seats that will be subject to the 2022 US midterm elections, separated way too early into four categories. ==LIKELY TO FLIP== PAT TOOMEY (R-PA), 59 – Open seat; 2-term Toomey is retiring. Pennsylvania is a purple state that’s managed to have at least one Republican senator since 1947, save for those eighteen months where Arlen Specter flipped from R to D in an effort to keep his seat. Bob Casey Jr (D) is the other senator, but the favorability of the GOP has dropped there over…