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General Information

Election Timeline


  • March 20, 2010 - Deadline to file for candidacy
  • June 22, 2010 - Primary elections
  • November 2, 2010 - Election day
  • Latest Polls and Updates


    Conservative Ranking


    Utah is the 3rd most conservative state, voting 35.30% more Republican in the 2008 presidential elections than the national average.

    Partisan Trend


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

    GOP Trend Ranking


    Utah ranks 11th among the 50 states.
     

    Senate Race
    OPEN SEAT:  Republican incumbent Bob Bennett was seeking a 4th term in 2010.  The GOP convention did not select him for the primary ballot.

    GOP Candidates

  • Mike Lee  
  • Tim Bridgewater
  • DEM Candidates

  • Sam Granato - ABC Commission Chairman  
  • Party nominee -

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    Governor's Race (special)
    Interim:  Republican Gary Herbert seeks election to a first term in 2010.  He faced no primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Gary Herbert - Incumbent  
  • DEM Candidates

  • Peter Corroon - Salt Lake County Mayor  
  • Party nominee -

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    Competitive House Races
    No competitive races in 2010
     
    Other House Races
    Projected winner listed first
  • District 1:  Rob Bishop (R)-inc vs. Morgan Bowen (D)
  • District 2:  Jim Matheson (D)-inc vs. Morgan Philpot (R) - possibly competitive
  • District 3:  Jason Chaffetz (R)-inc vs. Karen Hyer (D)
  •  
    Additional Information
    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 53 GOP, 22 DEM

    Current Office Holders


  • Governor:  Gary Herbert (R) - 1st term (partial), special election in 2010
  • Lt. Governor:  Gregory Bell (R) - 1st term (partial), special election in 2010
  • Senior Senator:  Orrin Hatch (R) - 6th term, up for re-election in 2012
  • Junior Senator:  Bob Bennett (R) - 3rd term, defeated in primary in 2010
  • House District 1:  Rob Bishop (R) - 4th term
  • House District 2:  Jim Matheson (D) - 5th term
  • House District 3:  Jason Chaffetz (R) - 1st term
  • Historical Partisan Snapshot


     
      Race 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008

    President Solid R -- Solid R -- Solid R

    Senate
    Class 1 Solid R -- -- Solid R --
    Class 3 -- -- Solid R -- --

    Governor Solid R -- Solid R -- Solid R

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

    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
    Senate (open)
    Mike Lee
    vs
    Sam Granato
    Projected Winner
    Governor
    Gary Herbert - inc
    vs
    Peter Corroon
    Projected Winner
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    Charlie Cook
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    The Hedgehog Report


    Larry Sabato
    Crystal Ball


    Richard & Tony
    The Green Papers


    Rose Institute
    Redistricting in America


    Tom Bevan and John McIntyre
    RealClearPolitics

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