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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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Local News Highlights: Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday - November 5, 2014

Mia Love wins. Bishop, Chaffetz and Stewart cruise. Reyes defeats Stormont.


  • Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 82
  • Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 127
  • Days to the 2015 election - 363
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 439
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election - 734

Wednesday's top-10 headlines:

  1. Mia Love defeats Doug Owens to become the first black Republican woman in Congress [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
  2. Republicans win a number of big races to grab control of the U.S. Senate [New York Times].
  3. Reps. Bishop, Chaffetz and Stewart all get easy wins and will return to Washington, D.C. for another term [Tribune].
  4. Democrat Luz Robles gives birth to a baby girl nine days before election day, yet remains on the campaign trail to the end [Tribune].
  5. Sean Reyes cruises to a win over Charles Stormont in the Utah Attorney General race [Tribune, Deseret News].
  6. Utah's Democrats fail to make big gains in this year's midterm elections [Utah Policy].
  7. The Salt Lake County elections website crashes delaying the posting of election results for a few hours [Tribune, Deseret News].
  8. Sim Gill and Jim Winder win their races for Salt Lake County District Attorney and Sheriff [Tribune].
  9. Republicans will keep their majority on the Salt Lake County Council for two more years [Tribune].
  10. Two of the three proposed amendments to Utah's Constitution fail at the polls [Tribune].

On this day in history:

  • 1605 - The Gunpowder Plot failed when Guy Fawkes was seized before he could blow up the English Parliament.
  • 1872 - Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in a presidential election.
  • 1935 - Park Brothers began marketing the board game "Monopoly."
  • 1994 - Former President Ronald Reagan disclosed he had Alzheimer's disease.

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Local Headlines

Salt Lake Tribune

Mia Love makes history as first black Republican woman in Congress

Reyes keeps attorney general's office in GOP hands

Salt Lake County online election results delayed due to server crash

Bishop, Chaffetz and Stewart go back to D.C.

Voters boot three Utah state school board incumbents

Two proposed Utah amendments lose

Deseret News

Richard Davis: There are no losers on Election Day

Jay Evensen: Should voting be required by law?

Groups challenge Moab pipeline decision

Salt Lake County voters select council members, other positions

Troubles with state, S.L. County websites delay election results

1 of 3 amendments to Utah Constitution pass

Voters divided over tax increases, bonds in Salt Lake and Utah counties

Bishop defeats McAleer for second time in 1st District

Republican Sean Reyes elected to fill final two years of John Swallow's term in attorney general's office

Stewart wins Utah's 2nd District in 'fight to reclaim our country'

Chaffetz to serve fourth term in Congress representing 3rd District

Love beats Owens in 4th District congressional race

Easy wins, close calls in Utah's biggest election races


Republicans sweep Box Elder County (Standard-Examiner)

RAP and PARAT tax measures succeed in Davis (Standard-Examiner)

Local state races, county commission, RAP tax (SU Independent)

Voters approve bond to rebuild Provo schools (Daily Herald)

Republicans sweep Cache County races; Swink, McAllister, Webb winners (Logan Herald Journal)

National Headlines

Dems blame losses on Obama (The Hill)

Republicans Win Senate Control With at Least 7 New Seats (New York Times)

Republicans Extend House Control as Democratic Holdouts Fall (New York Times)

Tough road ahead for Obama after Republicans seize Senate (Reuters)

Charlie Baker Wins the Massachusetts Governor's Race (Boston Globe)

Midterm Elections 2014: GOP Won by Recruiting the Right Candidates (Wall Street Journal)

Governors: Big wins for Republicans (USA Today)

Why Tom Cotton defeated Mark Pryor (CBS News)

Capito Wins U.S. Senate Seat, Helps Tip Federal Balance to GOP (NPR)

Louisiana Senate race to be decided in runoff (USA Today)

GOP candidate Ernst beats Dem. Rep. Braley in Iowa Senate race (FOX News)

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes (NBC News)

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Wise Words

Get Out and Vote
"Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame."
Laurence J. Peter Quotations Page

Lighter Side

Smart Diplomacy
"Next month Joe Biden is scheduled to make stops in Turkey, Ukraine, and Morocco to discuss foreign policy issues - while his advisers are learning how to say 'We're sorry' in all three languages." Jimmy FallonPolitical Humor

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