The end of the Utah Democratic party?

With the impending retirement of Jim Matheson, the Utah Democratic Party is expected to close its doors and has opened talks with the Uah Republican Party to merge, offering a substantial boost to sagging Republican fundraising, but large voter lists. Republican Party Chair James Evans has indicated that outgoing DemocratIC Chair James Dabakis has approached him about merging parties. “We had a feeling this was coming,” said Dabakis, by phone from the latest state to legalize gay marriage, where he is getting married, again. “We just haven’t worked hard enough to…