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Letter to the Editor: Attend the meetings

By Jim Darter
Spring Glen


A Long Time Ago in Galaxy Far Far Away.... Well not really, but there was this Congressman from Utah named Merrill Cook, who was becoming very prominent in national politics.

The Democratic Party of Utah staged a coordinated effort to attend the Republican Caucuses and to vote for a candidate of lesser stature. The end result was that at Primary election the lesser candidate with crossovers from the Democratic Party was voted to run against the Democratic Party nominee. In the subsequent General election that followed in November, the lesser candidate was defeated. This is how Jim Matheson became one of then three Congressmen from Utah.

Since that time, the Republican Party of Utah has elected to have a closed caucus and a closed Primary.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend our Carbon County Neighborhood Elections (Caucus) especially Un-affiliated Voters, the largest voter group in Carbon County. The Carbon County Republican Party is planning one mass (large) meeting of all neighborhood precincts, at the Carbon County Events Center (out by the fair ground), Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 7 p.m. Come early for registration and get to know who may be running for county and state delegate positions. Mark your calendar now.

The Carbon County Republican Party is planning a County Convention at the Helper Civic Auditorium April 16, 2014, at 7:00 PM. Again everyone, especially Un-affiliated Voters, are encouraged to attend. This election year, November 2014, is going to be especially critical as we have multiple candidates running for Sheriff and County Commissioner seats. The State House of Representative and our National Congressmen, now four, are also up for election.

The Republican Party of the State of Utah, state convention is scheduled April 26, 2014, at the South Towne Expo Center. The State Party is planning right at four thousand caucus elected delegates to attend, approximately one thousand delegates for each congressional seat. This is why your attendance and participation at the caucus' is important. This is your right to help decide who is going to lead the direction of our county, state, and national government.

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