UTAH 5 Electoral Votes
Bush-Cheney '04 Kerry-Edwards 2004
Organization   details...
Utah Republican Party
Chairman: Joe Cannon
Exec. Director: Spencer Jenkins
Utah Democratic Party
Chairman: Donald Dunn 

July 28, 2004
-DC accompanied by LC remarks at luncheon for congressional candidate John Swallow at Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, UT.  ($) 

Newspaper Endorsements
Salt Lake City Tribune (10/24/04)
This endorsement was not exactly glowing.  In letters to the editor, readers noted it was "tepid," "reads like satire," and "lists mistake after mistake."  Reader Ken Roach suggested it was due to the fact that the paper's "CEO, William Dean Singleton, is a longtime friend and financial supporter of President Bush."


Third Party and Independent
Nader Ballot Access
Submitted the required 1,000 signatures to appear on the ballot as an independent.  The Green Party of Utah split into factions between Cobb (Sept. 15, 2004 press release) and Nader and ultimately did not certify a candidate for the ballot.  Some members of the Green Party of Utah held an emergency convention to nominate Cobb and then filed a suit in 3rd District Court on September 8 after the State Elections Director declined to place him on the ballot, but that effort did not succeed.

Candidate Visits
June 28, 2004
-Held a press conference at Salt Lake City International Airport.

September 28, 2004
Arrives Salt Lake City.
Lunch at the Wagon Wheel Café, on-air interview at KTMP Radio AM 1340, speaks to City Council members and visitors in the council chamber in Heber City (Wasatch County).
Meets with Mayor Ormon Sullivan and officials in Roosevelt (Duchesne County).
Meal at the home of Clark and Varena Flake between Roosevelt and Vernal.
-Evening meeting at Western Reserve Park auditorium in Vernal (Uintah County).
Overnights in Roosevelt.
September 29, 2004
-Speaks at Snow College in Ephraim (Sanpete County).
Meal at the home of Frank and Ginger Crowther.
Meal at the home of Raymond and Teddy Sue Ludlow in Paragonah.
-Evening speaks at Cedar Valley High School in Cedar City.
September 30, 2004
Visits Steven Pratt and Cove Fort in Cedar Cove.
Meal at the home of Scott and Bonnie Baird in Orem.
Live interview at K-STAR Radio in Orem.
-Speaks in the evening at Utah Valley State College in Orem. -biggest Utah event
Overnights in Layton.
October 1, 2004
Meeting in Salt Lake City.
-Speaks at Utah State University in Logan.
-Speaks in the evening at Ben Lomond High School in Ogden.
October 2, 2004
-Speaks at the regular semiannual meeting of the Newquist Group, a conservative organization, and attends morning session of the LDS General Conference.
schedule above based on "Peroutka Campaign Comes to Utah, A Journal" by Bob Smith and other entries on the Peroutka campaign website.

State Coordinators
Nader: Dustin Baker
Badnarik: Francis Tulley

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The 2004 Campaign on the Web--Utah
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Jon Huntsman Jr. (R) Scott Matheson (D) Ken Larsen (PC)
Bob Bennett (R) inc. Paul Van Dam (D) Gary Van Horn (C) Joe LaBonte (BH)