The 2020 Republican Candidates for Governor, Ranked

The Republican field for governor is more crowded than an audition for America’s Got Talent. There’s not a lot to differentiate on policy-wise, so most of this race is going to come down to personality. Here’s a run-down of each of them from best to worst (with a dishonorable mention). The Good Ones Spencer Cox I’ve known Spencer for a number of years. He’s smart. He’s honest. He’s genuine. Above all, he’s someone who spends time thinking and evaluating before speaking. That’s a rarity in general, but especially so for…

What’s changed? Funny you should ask…

In the last few days, embattled Salt Lake County Deputy Recorder Julie Dole has been posting endorsements on her Facebook page from various elected officials and Republican Party officers. Well, sort of. All of them are from 2011 when she ran for Salt Lake County GOP Chair. It’s clear, though, that she’s intending to use those previous kind words and endorsements to weather the absolute storm going on right now as a result of the saga of Gary Ott (one in which she was an active participant before saying “I…

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Nov 3 – Nov 9

This week’s collection of interesting quotes from Utah politicos, Utah politics and beyond, ranging from the thought provoking to the jaw dropping, from the dead serious to the just plain hilarious. Did we miss any? Send them to us at UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com, and we’ll consider them for next week’s edition. Quotes Here… #FirstWorldCampaignProblems Best part of finishing the election: I can go to Costco w/o worry that my groceries won’t fit in my minivan bc of campaign signs. #utpol — Aimee Winder Newton (@AimeeNewton) November 5, 2014   Inappropriate Agendas Little concerned…

Election 2014: From mayor to county council? Dan Snarr challenges Aimee Winder Newton

If you thought former Murray Mayor Dan Snarr was going to ride off into the sunset, moustache and all, you’d be mistaken. He has recently filed as a Democrat for the seat in Salt Lake County Council District 3. The seat also being sought by Republican Aimee Winder Newton, sister to former West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder, who was appointed to replace David Wilde after he resigned the seat earlier this year. While there’s still two days left for candidates to file, it’s hard to see how any others would…