Why Democrat Party Losses in the Utah Legislature Aren’t About the Map

It’s easy to point to gerrymandering as the reason Utah Democrat Party losses in the 2014 mid-term elections grew by three. Easy, but pusillanimous. It removes blame from Democrat candidates, donors, strategists and campaign workers and instead puts it on the shoulders of cheating Republicans, ruling with a super-er majority in the Utah Legislature.  But Legislative Dems are confederate with their Republican colleagues. Blame the Republicans, but the Democrats were confederate. When the maps were drawn and redistricting happened in 2011, every Democrat member of the Utah House of Representatives voted…

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Oct 20 – Oct 26

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. Big Whoops! Always check your ballot! When I voted today the candidates for HD 40 were on my ballot instead of HD 36, where I live & am running.#utpol — Patrice Arent (@RepPatriceArent) October 23, 2014   And After Realizing that Last…