By Pamela Manson
See the article in its original location at The Salt Lake Tribune website.
A group that wants to retain Utah’s caucus-convention system said Thursday that this method of picking party nominees gives anyone a chance to participate in politics, not just the rich and famous.
At a news conference held on the steps of the state Capitol by Protect Our Neighborhood Elections, Bountiful resident Kris Kimball said under an open primary system, she would be unable to afford the thousands of dollars needed to get on the general-election ballot. But in 2010, she was able to make a bid for the District 19 House seat.