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  •  Good summary, though to be specific (2+ / 0-)
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    bjssp, MichaelNY

    It looks like the Utah Dems are going to focus on Salt Lake, Utah, Davis, and Weber counties, with the opportunities for greatest growth in Weber (Ogden, the "capitol" of the county, has a massively growing Latino population), and Salt Lake. So that cuts down on the area we need to cover considerably.

    One thing we need to work on is GOTV in municipal elections (which is where we get our best legislative candidates and a good deal of future voters). In West Valley, a city of 130,000, the top two candidates for a city council primary was decided by 13 votes.

    Leftist Mormon in Utah, Born in Washington State, live in UT-04 (Matheson).

    by Gygaxian on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 12:43:23 PM PDT

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    •  County seat (3+ / 0-)
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      Gygaxian, jncca, gabjoh

      I think that's the term you're looking for. As far as I know, counties have neither capitals nor capitols, unless they happen to include the state capital.

      Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

      by MichaelNY on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 01:58:48 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah, I was going to put that (2+ / 0-)
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        But for some reason I couldn't remember if other states were familiar with that term, even though I now perfectly remember you guys talking about it. Oh well.

        The point is that we did terribly in this years municipal primaries, and so we cut down on our number of potential legislative or eventual statewide candidates. And it's mostly because we didn't GOTV. Also because we had multiple Democrats in a lot of races, but still...

        Leftist Mormon in Utah, Born in Washington State, live in UT-04 (Matheson).

        by Gygaxian on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 02:47:00 PM PDT

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