No, Jim Bennett, you are not a candidate for the United Utah Party

Something that really gets under my skin is when someone seems to think the rules simply do not apply to them. It only gets amplified when they are also trying to leverage their family name in the process. Jim Bennett is in the process of doing both so he’s getting a double dose of my ire for his recent shenanigans with the Lt. Governor’s office. Let me be completely clear: as of today, the United Utah Party is a recognized political party by the state of Utah. Their signatures were…

Here’s how Chris Herrod won the GOP convention vote for CD3

Tea Party favorite Chris Herrod pulled off the improbable and left the GOP special convention to be the official Republican nominee for Utah’s 3rd district (the fightin’ 3rd!) However due to SB54 and some signature-gathering there will be a Republican primary where Provo Mayor John Curtis and Danny’s son Tanner Ainge will also be on the ballot. Going into the convention I thought it was going to be between Deidre Henderson and Margaret Dayton. Henderson had been a slight favorite from the last poll I saw, and Dayton’s campaign had…

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…

Meet the candidates for CD3: Shayne Row

This is second 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. The first was of Brad Daw. As a person who is deaf, Shayne understands the some of the very real difficulties that those with disabilities face. Imagine being detained by a police officer and not being able to effectively communicate. He has worked with law enforcement and wants to continue to raise awareness of issues such as…

Meet the candidates for CD3: Brad Daw

This is one of 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. Brad is a software engineer who has spent 10 years serving in the legislature. He has successfully worked on many tough issues including opioid abuse, health care reform, election transparency, payday lenders, and medical cannabis. While some groups have failed to make much progress pushing for much larger goals with cannabis, Brad successfully passed a bill which…