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Rep. Vickers and Sen. Anderson disagree relatively often for members of the same party. Sen. Casey Anderson (R-Cedar City) was appointed last year to serve out the remainder of Sen. Dennis Stowell’s term after his death from cancer. Rep. Vickers … Continue reading
Rep. Painter and Sen. Okerlund don’t disagree very often. Correction (April 3, 2012): A database error caused my query to omit roughly half of the votes held each year. The omitted votes were roughly random, so the general patterns aren’t … Continue reading
Rep. Frank and Sen. Valentine disagree on 7-10% of the bills that pass. Correction (April 3, 2012): A database error caused my query to omit roughly half of the votes held each year. The omitted votes were roughly random, so … Continue reading
On bills that pass, Liljenquist and Herrod agree 97% of the time. Chris Herrod has served in the Utah House since 2007. Dan Liljenquist served in the Utah Senate from 2009 through 2011. Both want to replace Orrin Hatch in … Continue reading
In the 1980s, Utah ranked in the top 10 for voter turnout; since 2006, Utah has ranked in the bottom 5. Why? Earlier today, I wrote about Utah’s declining turnout, and about claims made yesterday in a legislative committee that … Continue reading
Gamblers are more willing to bet their money that Huntsman can beat Obama than that Romney can. Intrade runs betting markets on just about everything. Because people are putting money on the line, the current intrade share prices can be … Continue reading
Romney is no more “inevitable” than Howard Dean in 2004 or Hillary Clinton in 2008. Mitt Romney has polled consistently with around 20% support for months. Meanwhile, we’ve seen a variety of opponents rise rapidly than fall. First it was … Continue reading
Do Utah’s election laws and practices allow “full opportunity” for people to become candidates and for “voters to express their choice?” This is a guest post by Morgan Lyon Cotti, Senior Research Analyst at the Utah Foundation. Utah Foundation released … Continue reading
Since 2001, Hatch has been less conservative than the Senate GOP average. Sarah Binder, a political scientist and Congressional expert at George Washington University, took a look today at Sen. Orrin Hatch’s voting record. (Her post is on the Monkey … Continue reading
The Tea Party movement in Utah is becoming more and more of a Republican phenomenon. The Tea Party movement continues to make its voice heard around the country and in Utah. Earlier this week, tea party activists protested at the … Continue reading