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Morning Must Reads for Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 299th day of the year. There are 67 days left in 2016.

Davis County Republicans could punish party officers who don't support the GOP presidential nominee. Mia Love has a consistent lead over Doug Owens. Gov. Gary Herbert appears headed toward a big win on election day.

The clock:

  • Seven days left to register to vote online in Utah (11/1/2016)
  • 14 days until the 2016 presidential election - (11/8/2016)
  • 55 days until the Electoral College meets to cast their votes for president and vice president [12/19/2016)
  • 87 days until Inauguration Day (1/20/2017)
  • 90 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (1/23/2017)
  • 135 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature - (3/9/2017)

Ten talking points for Tuesday:

  1. The Davis County GOP could oust a party officer for supporting independent candidate Evan McMullin over GOP nominee Donald Trump [Utah Policy].

  2. Mia Love has a 13-point lead over Democrat Doug Owens [Utah Policy].

  3. Gov. Gary Herbert appears headed for an easy victory over Democrat Mike Weinholtz in November [Utah Policy].

  4. Utah Democrats are outperforming Republicans in returning their mail-in ballots so far, but GOP officials aren't worried [Utah Policy, Tribune].

  5. Premiums for some popular plans sold through the Affordable Care Act are set to jump by 25 percent next year [Washington Post].

  6. Donald Trump is launching a nightly live campaign broadcast on Facebook [Bloomberg].

  7. As part of his narrative that the election is "rigged" against him, Donald Trump has not said whether he will concede if he loses to Hillary Clinton. However, it won't matter much if he does or doesn't [CNN].

  8. Some Republican candidates are threatening to sue television stations if they run campaign ads linking them to Donald Trump [Huffington Post].

  9. GOP VP nominee Mike Pence is set to make a campaign stop in Utah on Wednesday [Deseret News, Tribune].

  10. Most of the ballots in Morgan County are erroneous, asking voters to cast ballots in a Senate district they don't live in [Tribune].

On this day in history:

  • 1854 - Known as the Charge of the Light Brigade, 670 British cavalrymen fighting in the Crimean War attacked a heavily fortified Russian position and were killed.
  • 1929 - During the Teapot Dome Scandal, Albert B. Fall, who served as U.S. President Warren Harding's interior secretary, was found guilty of accepting a bribe while in office. He was the first presidential Cabinet member convicted of a crime.
  • 1962 - U.S. ambassador Adlai E. Stevenson presented photographic evidence of Soviet missile bases in Cuba to the U.N. Security Council.
  • 1983 - U.S. troops invaded the tiny, leftist-ruled island in Grenada, rescuing 1,000 American students and restoring order to the country.

Today At Utah Policy

Davis County Republicans Could Punish Party Officers who Support McMullin over Trump

Are county Republican Party leaders in Utah going back to 2002, and punishing county party office holders if they back a non-Republican for a partisan office?...

Poll: Herbert Headed for an Easy Victory in November

Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate Mike Weinholtz has not been able to tap into the anti-Donald Trump feelings in Utah this year, and it’s clear GOP Gov. Gary Herbert will win another four-year term come Nov. 8, the latest UtahPolicy poll finds....

More Utah Democrats Have Taken Advantage of Early Voting So Far, but Republicans Aren't Worried

As is the case in other early-voting states, Utah Democrats are outperforming Republicans in mailing in their election ballots....

Hatch: Obamacare Meltdown is Burning Middle-Class Families

The feds confirmed Monday that premiums will spikenext yearunder Obamacare and many consumers will be down to just one insurer.Sen. Orrin Hatchsays the news isn'tsurprising andshows that the insurance markets created by the Democrats' 2010 health overhaul are teetering towar...

The End of an Era at EDCUtah

It's the end of an era at EDCUtah. President and CEO Jeff Edwards will retire Nov. 1 after spending 15 years of service to the organizaion, 11 of those years as CEO. A national search is on for his replacement.... Poll: Love Leads Owens by Double Digits in Utah's 4th District

Republican Mia Love has a 13-point lead over Democrat Doug Owens....

Policy News

Governor Herbert Announces Formation of Committee for an Inland Port
During the third annual Utah Global Forum, Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced the formation of an exploratory committee to drive the development of an inland port in Utah. Gov. Herbert addressed an audience of more than 400 business and community leaders, highlighting Utah&rsquo...

Hatch Statement on Obamacare Premium Increases for 2017
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) issued the following statement regarding Obamacare premium increases for 2017:...

Lee, Klobuchar to Hold Hearing on AT&T, Time Warner Deal
U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, will hold a subcommittee hearing on the proposed AT&T, Time Warner acquisition sometime in ...

Governor Appoints Judges to 4th District Court
Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Robert Lunnen, Anthony Howell and Kraig Powell as judges of the 4th District Court....

ABU Education Fund Announces Next LDS Values Forum
The ABU Education Fund, an affiliate of Alliance for a Better Utah, will host its next LDS Values Forum:...

Utah 6th Worst Among States for Drop in Per-Pupil State Formula School Funding since 2008-2009 Recession
Utah’s per-pupil investment in K-12 education has declined dramatically in recent years. Utah currently ranks 6th worst in the country in the extent of cuts to state formula funding per student since the 2008-2009 recession, according to a new report rel...

Finalists Named for 2016 Utah Leopold Conservation Award
Sand County Foundation, in partnership with Western AgCredit, the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, and the Utah Cattlemen’s Association, are proud to announce the finalists for the prestigious Utah Leopold Conservation Award which honors Utah landowner achie...

Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: We are addressing the acute need for affordable housing in SLC

Opinions of Utah women who met Donald Trump through Miss USA, 'Apprentice' range from admiration to revulsion

Boo! Tax bills are arriving in Utahns' mailboxes

New polls show Rep. Mia Love ahead of Doug Owens in Utah's 4th District race

Oops. Most Morgan County ballots have error

Teachers say changes in school grading hurts the Utah schools that are already struggling

Mike Pence to make campaign visit in bid to shore up Utah support

In early Utah turnout, a third more Democrats than expected have voted

Deseret News

Op-ed: Clarification on impact fees

Editorial: Rethinking foster care through the lens of family relationships

Here's why your choice for president may impact global trade in Utah

Competing polls give Love edge on Owens in Utah's 4th District

Trump bests Clinton in two-way race in Utah, poll shows

Write-in candidate vying for votes against S.L. County councilman

Mike Pence to make campaign stop in Salt Lake City


Editorial: Of two candidates, Nathan Ivie most prepared to tackle commissioner seat (Daily Herald)

Four Utah County cities, one school district, have bond or tax options on the ballot (Daily Herald)

National Headlines

Facebook co-founder drops unprecedented cash to stop Trump (Politico)

Feds: Most states to see steep ObamaCare rate hikes (The Hill)

Obama seeks down-ballot gains after being midterm loser (The Hill)

Congress knew for at least two years about Pentagon efforts to take back bonuses from veterans (Los Angeles Times)

Liberals Hope Elizabeth Warren Will Serve as Clinton's Scrutinizer-in-Chief (New York Times)

Ex-attorney general released after posting bail (Associated Press)

From Clinton and Trump, harshly negative arguments with two weeks to go (Washington Post)

Trump attacks Clinton, Obama in St. Augustine stop (Florida Times-Union)

The FBI's Clinton Probe Gets Curiouser (Wall Street Journal)

Waste, Families Left Behind As Nuclear Plants Close (NPR)

Trump, Name Now Awash in Controversy, Readies Scion as New Brand (Bloomberg)

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