Ads from the Utah Attorney General Race

The other race in Utah this year–besides the ho-hums in Utah’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Congressional Districts and the drop-down drag-out race for the 4th–is the Utah Attorney General race. Needless to say, short of a major scandal hitting the presses, Attorney General Sean Reyes already has the race tied up. But that doesn’t mean that neither he nor his opponent, Democrat Charles Stormont, aren’t making an effort to get in front of the voters. Here are the ads that both candidates have produced and are running over radio and television. Television…

A Closer Look at the Dan Jones and BYU Polls, or TL;DR: Why You Can’t Always Trust Pollsters

(Authors Note: While I am an unpaid intern on the Stormont Campaign, this article is entirely independent of that, and does not reflect the candidate or campaign’s views.) It’s “Hey! Look at our Polling Data Week.” It seems like every whosit has a poll prognosticating how the election will turn out. I’m going to look at just two of them, both released on Monday October 27th:Utah Policy Daily (Dan Jones) and BYU’s Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy (BYU-CSED). Both have problems, but the Dan Jones poll is especially…

A Guide to Voting: Resources and Rants

Every year about this time, my phone starts ringing.  Neighbors, friends, family members, all calling to ask how I voted.  This year, I thought, to save you all the call, I’ll walk you through my thought process as I fill out my ballot and give you the resources you need to make your own informed decision. Since I live in Davis County, I received my ballot in the mail.  If you do not have your ballot in hand, and would like to follow along visit: here I both love and…

Charles Stormont v Sean Reyes: Utah Attorney General Debate [Video]

It’s Charles Stormont v Sean Reyes in the Utah Attorney General debate. In case you missed the debate, we’ve got it for you below.  Utah met its candidates for Attorney General last week (October 1, 2014). In a debate hosted by the Utah Debate Commission, Democrat Charles Stormont and Republican Sean Reyes met for an hour to debate on broadcast television. Find the video, as provided by ABC4 Utah, below.

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Sept 29-Oct 5

This week’s collection of interesting quotes from 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. Hotel Utah “How are we expecting to increase revenue that way?” [Salt Lake County Mayor Ben] McAdams asked in his article. “The amount of revenue this new bill will generate in hotel and restaurant taxes will pay for the closing of all Salt Lake’s…

The HubCap Spin: Who will win the AG race? Stormont or Reyes?

HubCap Spin: Where the Rubber Meets the Road is a collaborative effort of Utah Political Capital (UPC) and Utah Politico Hub (the Hub). One person from each site answers a questions about upcoming races, elections, and issues.  Due to scandals that have left the previous two Attorneys General indicted, the Supreme Court Appeal of Kitchen v. Herbert, and a number of other high profile cases, the race for Utah Attorney General is among the most watched in Utah this year. QUESTION: Who will win the race for Attorney General? Democrat…

Confessions of a Campaign Intern: What they don’t tell you (Parade Edition)

As some of you know, I decided to volunteer on a campaign this cycle. I got tired of complaining, and not doing. Beginning at the start of the year, when everyone (except apparently for Luz Robles) was kicking off their campaign, I decided to start finding a candidate I could support, and help. I have had several on my podcast, including Doug Owens (Utah 04) Charles Stormont (AG) and Jennifer Johnson. Jennifer decided not to run, because of some other issues, and the Owens campaign seemed like they were doing…

Salt City Throwdown Podcast – EP 035: …And Justice for All?

It was a busy week. Everything was going along swimmingly until The 10th Circuit Court of appeals dropped the mic and reaffirmed what we and almost everyone else knows. Gay Marriage is the right thing to do, it is fair, and there is no basis to ban it. That would have been cool, but they dropped it in the middle of Charles Stormont making his campaign kickoff. Then we spend a half hour talking to Kate Kelly. Kate is the founder of the Ordain Women movement who earlier in the…