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Conservative Ranking


Utah is the most conservative state, voting 43.1% more Republican in the 2004 presidential elections than the national average.

Partisan Trend


Based on voting patterns since 1992, Utah is trending REPUBLICAN.

GOP Trend Ranking


Utah ranks 4th among the 50 states.
 
Presidential Race

Race for the White House


GOP Candidates
  • John McCain - U. S. Senator from Arizona  
  • Mike Huckabee - Former Governor of Arkansas
  • Ron Paul - U. S. Congressman from Texas (CD-14)
  • Mitt Romney - Former Governor of Massachusetts
  • Rudy Giuliani - Former Mayor of New York City
  • Fred Thompson - Former U. S. Senator from Tennessee
  • Duncan Hunter - U. S. Congressman from California (CD-52)

    DEM Candidates

  • Barack Obama - U. S. Senator from Illinois  
  • Hillary Clinton - U. S. Senator from New York
  • Mike Gravel - Former U. S. Senator from Alaska
  • John Edwards - Former U. S. Senator from North Carolina
  • Bill Richardson - Governor of New Mexico
  • Dennis Kucinich - U. S. Congressman from Ohio (CD-10)

    Party nominee -

  •  

    Senate Race
    No race in 2008
     
    Governor's Race
    Incumbent:  GOP incumbent Jon Huntsman is seeking a second term in 2008.  He faced no serious primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Jon Huntsman, Jr. - Incumbent  

    DEM Candidates

  • Bob Springmeyer  
  • Matt Frandson
  • Monty Nafoosi

    Party nominee -

  •  
    Competitive House Races
    No competitive races in 2008
     
    Other House Races
    Projected winner listed first
  • District 1:  Rob Bishop (R)-inc vs. Morgan Bowen (D)
  • District 2:  Jim Matheson (D)-inc vs. Bill Dew (R)
  • District 3:  OPEN: Jason Chaffetz (R) vs. Bennion Spencer (D)
  •  
    Additional Information

    Election Timeline


  • February 5, 2008 - Presidential primary
  • March 17, 2008 - Deadline to file for candidacy
  • June 24, 2008 - Primary elections
  • November 4, 2008 - Election day
  • Current Partisan Breakdown


     
    National Delegation
      Senators 2 GOP
      Representatives 2 GOP, 1 DEM
    State Government
      Governor GOP
      Lt. Governor GOP
      State Senate - GOP control 21 GOP, 8 DEM
      State House - GOP control 56 GOP, 19 DEM

    Current Office Holders


  • Governor:  Jon Huntsman, Jr. (R) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2008
  • Lt. Governor:  Gary Herbert (R) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2008
  • Senior Senator:  Orrin Hatch (R) - 6th term, up for re-election in 2012
  • Junior Senator:  Bob Bennett (R) - 3rd term, up for re-election in 2010
  • House District 1:  Rob Bishop (R) - 3rd term
  • House District 2:  Jim Matheson (D) - 4th term
  • House District 3:  Christopher Cannon (R) - 6th term (retiring)

    Historical Partisan Snapshot


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      Race 2000 Result 2002 Result 2004 Result 2006 Result

    President Solid GOP -- Solid GOP --

    Senate
    Class 1 Solid GOP -- -- Solid GOP
    Class 3 -- -- Solid GOP --

    Governor Solid GOP -- Solid GOP --

    House 2 GOP - 1 DEM 2 GOP - 1 DEM 2 GOP - 1 DEM 2 GOP - 1 DEM
    CD-1 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP
    CD-2 Strong DEM Weak DEM Strong DEM Solid DEM
    CD-3 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP

    BOLD - party turnover
    Race ratings:
  • "Weak" - less than 5%
  • "Mod" - 5% to less than 10%
  • "Strong" - 10% to 15%
  • "Solid" - greater than 15%
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    Utah Race Tracking
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    John McCain
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    Governor
    Jon Huntsman - inc
    vs
    Bob Springmeyer
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    House
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