Salt City Throwdown: Better know a Candidate: Steve Nelson (Salt Lake District Attorney) Edition

Episode 39 of the Salt City Throwdown is here! Continuing to bring our listeners the best to offer in rare, long form interviews of those who are running for office we bring you another episode of “Better Know a Candidate” where you can listen in on a conversation about the campaigns that are occurring in this cycle. We thought about calling this episode “What is a Juggalo?” but decided against it. Episode 37 we had incumbent first term Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill. (D) in this episode we…

Congressional Members Are Becoming As Unpopular As Congress

I’m usually harsh on polls that cite Congress’s lack of popularity. They just don’t make any sense. We don’t elect Congress as a body, so why should we care about polls of the body? It’s the popularity of the individual members that matters, and they tend to each be a lot more popular than the body. Until recently, that is. In a Washington Post/ABC News poll, for the first time more than half of all adults (but not quite half of registered voters) disapprove of their Representative in Congress. Of…

Utah Politico Summer Reading: Senator Todd Weiler

It’s not too late to start a new book. And if you need a good idea or two, here are a few that Utah’s politicos are reading.  This is the tenth in a series on what Utah’s politicians have on their summer reading lists. Senator Todd Weiler represents Utah Senate 23, which covers parts of both Salt Lake and Davis Counties, and lives in Woods Cross. Todd Weiler’s Summer Reading One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson Amazon summary: The summer of 1927 began with Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic. Meanwhile, Babe Ruth was closing…