Low voter turnout is not expected to be a problem this year as it was in the 2008 elections. Cache County Republican Party Chairman David James says there were record turnouts at last week’s local caucus meetings and a large stack of new voter registrations were turned in. On KVNU’s For the People program recently, James said there was a lot of frustration last year and many people decided not to participate in elections. “There is still a fair bit of frustration but I think in 2008 it was undirected frustration,” James said. “It was like, ‘what do we do? Where are we going? We’re not pleased with the candidates we have. What’s going on here?’ “This time it’s much more than a frustration, it’s … more directed. It’s more like, ‘we need to get back in control of this thing. We want my person, our people, out and running.'” James says there seems to be a lot of animation in the U.S. Senate race where incumbent Republican Bob Bennett has several challengers. In 2008 incumbent Chris Cannon, Republican District 3 Representative, was forced into a primary and was then ousted by Jason Chaffetz.
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