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From: Chairman James Evans
To: Sen. Weiler, T.,
Subject: Busy week in Utah politics
Date: 2013-12-21T19:36:10Z

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Welcome to this week's newsletter.

There is a lot going on in Utah politics! 2013 has been historic. I would first like to thank all of those who ran for the vacant Attorney General position. Each one worked hard in a short time frame, and accommodated their schedules to reach out. That said, special congratulations goes to the three candidates, Sean Reyes, Robert Smith, and Brian Tarbet, who won at last Saturday's Special State Central Committee meeting. The Governor will now pick one from among those three. You can see the results of the meeting here

For your information, Governor Mitt Romney will be attending the "Elevating Utah Commercial Real Estate Dinner" on January 14, 2014. If you have interest in attending, click here.

Yesterday, federal judge Robert Shelby ruled Amendment 3, Utah’s ban on same sex marriage, unconstitutional. If you would like to help the Utah Republican Party fight for traditional marriage, click here

Neighborhood Caucus Elections are approaching fast! We are just a little under four months away from the big night, and are busily working to make 2014 another successful year. One thing that will really help us is to have each of you donate just $5 today. I know it's the holidays, but a small donation will make a big difference. Below are changes to our Neighborhood Caucus Meetings that will make it easier for you to participate.

  • If you are in the military or on religious service out of the state, you can cast a ballot at the Neighborhood Caucus Meetings.
  • If you cannot attend the meeting in person, you can cast an absentee ballot.
  • You can check in and register online for the meetings in advance.
  • We have included an optional Meet-and-Greet one hour prior to the neighborhood caucus meetings.

As we implement these changes, we hope you will plan to join us on March 20th 2014, and encourage you to bring your family and friends. 

Jim Matheson announced this week that he will not run for election in 2014. While this news was unexpected, we were confident that we would win CD4 in 2014, and are even more confident now. We are looking forward to sending four Congressional Republicans to Washington next year - but it will still take resources to ensure we win. Please donate here to help out. 

Lastly, I hope you have a Merry Christmas and enjoy the holidays. Please reach out to the Party if you have any questions at 801.533.9777.

Thanks for your support!

James Evans - Utah Republican Party Chairman
James Evans
Utah Republican Party Chairman