The HubCap Spin | Rob Bishop or Donna McAleer: Who Wins Utah Congressional District 1?

The HubCap Spin | Rob Bishop or Donna McAleer: Who Wins the Race for Congressional District 1?

HubCap Spins: 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 question about upcoming races, elections, and issues. The 2014 race in the First Congressional District is a rematch of 2012 between Rob Bishop and Donna McAleer Today’s question: Who will win the race? Democrat Donna McAleer or Republican Rob Bishop? CURTIS HARING (UPC): Ho-hum Republican Congressman Rob Bishop is poised for an overwhelming victory over Democrat Donna McAleer in November, having…

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Sept 22-28

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. Some Count Sheep, Others Zion Curtains I couldn’t sleep; so, I started contemplating the interplay of private property, free markets, and religion. (Good heavens! Did I just write that sentence?! I need a life. I straight-up channeled pre-saved Carl Wimmer for that lede.) Instead…

Bishop v McAleer: Utah First Congressional District Debate [Audio]

It’s Bishop v. McAleer, folks. In case you missed the debate, we’ve got it for you–or at least the audio version–below.  The Utah First Congressional District met its candidates last night (September 23, 2014). In a debate hosted by the Utah Debate Commission and moderated by Ken Verdoia, Republican Rep. Rob Bishop and Democrat Donna McAleer met for an hour to debate on broadcast television. Find the audio, as provided by KCPW, below.  

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…