THE CAMPAIGN: Western Dawn

Utah Republicans date the beginning of their "dark age" from 1924; there has been no Republican governor since then. It got so dark by 1936 that there were only five Republicans in the state legislature (total seats: 83) and none from Utah in the U.S. Senate or House. Last week Utah's GOPoliticos were sure that the dawn had broken at last. For the first time since the state has had a direct primary (ten years), Republican voters outnumbered Democrats (67,000 to 54,000). They felt that the same ratio would apply in November.

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