AP Exclusive: Most Mormons back GOP, but fewer support Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — About two-thirds of Mormon voters nationwide favored Republicans in the midterm elections, but President Donald Trump's approval rating among members of the faith lagged behind, according to a nationwide survey of midterm voters.

Nov. 29, 2018 4:31 PM EST
Evan McMullin starts group to serve as Trump watchdog

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Conservative presidential candidate Evan McMullin created a group Wednesday that he hopes will expand his ability to serve as a watchdog over President Donald Trump and give a voice to people who want to hold Trump accountable.

Jan. 25, 2017 6:28 PM EST
Independent candidate gaining in Utah slams Trump as sexist

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin said Wednesday he won't wither under attacks by white supremacists backing Donald Trump as his late campaign surge pushes him closer to winning Utah.

Nov. 2, 2016 9:48 PM EDT
White supremacist for Trump targets independent in Utah call

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin criticized Republican Donald Trump on Monday over an automated call in Utah from a white nationalist supporter who calls McMullin a "closet homosexual" and "open-borders amnesty supporter.

Nov. 1, 2016 1:07 AM EDT
From Utah, McMullin calls for 'new conservative movement'

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two months after he jumped into the presidential race as a political unknown, independent candidate Evan McMullin is surging in Utah polls and drawing large crowds of Republican-leaning voters fed up with Donald Trump's crudeness and antics.

Oct. 22, 2016 9:33 AM EDT
Utah vote splinters as anti-Trump sentiment spreads

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The unity of Republican voters in heavily conservative Utah has been splintered by Donald Trump's crude behavior and volatile campaign, creating an unprecedented sense of uncertainty in a must-win state for the GOP candidate.

Oct. 13, 2016 7:29 PM EDT
Republican hold on Mormon voters slips with Trump as nominee

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormons Manuel and Claire Saldana say they normally identify with Republican values and principles, but the Virginia couple is struggling to stay on board with the GOP after Donald Trump became the party's presidential nominee.

Sep. 14, 2016 5:22 PM EDT
Donald Trump rattles Republican consensus in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When it became apparent that Donald Trump would win the Republican presidential nomination, Andy Rasmussen's path seemed clear: he resigned his GOP leadership position in northern Utah and left the party to become an unaffiliated voter.

Aug. 18, 2016 12:19 PM EDT
Mormon meeting likely to push civility amid campaign vitriol

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon leaders are not expected to mention presidential candidates by name at this weekend's church conference, but they may reiterate their push for more public civility and compassion amid a campaign marked by explosive rhetoric and bickering.

Apr. 1, 2016 4:33 PM EDT
Trump's appeal with Mormons to be tested in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is set to find out whether his brash demeanor will plague him in another Western state with a culture rooted in the Mormon faith that places a high value on manners and amiability.

Mar. 19, 2016 4:36 PM EDT
Romney, McCain: Trump a danger for America's future

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In an extraordinary display of Republican chaos, the party's most recent presidential nominees, Mitt Romney and John McCain, lambasted current front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday, calling him unfit for office and a danger for the nation and the GOP.

Mar. 3, 2016 11:20 PM EST