Meet the candidates for CD3: Keith Kuder

by John Mulholland This is the sixth in a series of profiles on candidates for the 3rd Congressional District, which is expected to be vacant when Congressman Jason Chaffetz resigns his office at the end of June. Previous profiles include Brad Daw, Shayne Row, Paul Fife, Margaret Dayton, and Stewart Peay. Keith has experience volunteering for Jason Chaffetz’s campaign and works in emergency roadside assistance advocate. Keith has been arrested several times but has gone through law enforcement process and the cases were eventually dropped. Keith mentioned how he has…

A 12-year-old Mormon in ultra-conservative Utah County supported gay marriage. A quarter-century ago. Now, he’s an education administrator and running for Orrin Hatch’s U.S. Senate seat

Danny Drew was bullied as a child. More than a quarter-century ago in what was perhaps the most conservative county of perhaps the most conservative state, Drew held an opinion on an issue that put him “in an extreme minority,” as he said, one that hadn’t even yet arrived in the American consciousness, that wouldn’t even see a legal precedent for another decade. As Democrats, Drew’s Mormon family already had perspectives that totally opposed the culture and community in which they lived, in Provo, Utah, the home of Brigham Young…

Meet the candidates for CD3: Margaret Dayton

This is the fifth in a series of profiles on candidates for the 3rd Congressional District, which is expected to be vacant when Congressman Jason Chaffetz resigns his office at the end of June. Previous profiles include Brad Daw, Shayne Row, Paul Fife, and Stewart Peay. Senator Margaret Dayton has been the longest serving woman is the state legislature. She told me that the most conservative district in the nation needs the most conservative representative and a very predictable vote. Margaret explained that she has the highest rating from Utah…

An open letter to Republican state delegates about misleading campaign messages

Dear Delegate, It has recently come to my attention that certain elements inside the Republican Party are working hard to make sure that you vote for their hand-picked candidate. The clues are very subtle, but if you know what to look for, you will soon discover the clues this cabal is using to manipulate you into doing exactly what they want. Here are the subtleties that they are hiding from you: Margaret Dayton’s recent mailer refers to her as “Utah’s Iron Lady.” This sounds like a good thing until you…