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Monday, April 28, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - April 28, 2014
Mia Love wins the GOP nomination. Democrats pick Peter Corroon as their new chairman. Shurtleff facing a complaint in front of the Utah Bar.
Today's Utah political news highlights:
- 58 days until Utah's 2014 primary elections
- 189 days to the 2014 midterm elections
- 273 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature
- 553 days to the 2015 elections
- 618 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses
- 924 days to the 2016 presidential election
On this day in history:
- Mia Love easily grabs the GOP nomination in Utah's 4th District. Rob Bishop, Jason Chaffetz and Chris Stewart also cruise to their own nominations [Utah Policy, Tribune].
- Utah's Democrats tap Peter Corroon as their new party chair [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
- Corroon says his first order of business is expanding the party beyond Salt Lake County [Utah Policy].
- Utah Republicans give Sen. Mike Lee a rousing reception at their convention [Utah Policy].
- Republican delegates boot one legislative incumbent, send another to a primary [Utah Policy].
- A records request shows Mia Love occasionally used her Saratoga Springs email for political purposes [Huffington Post]. Love's campaign shrugs off those charges, saying any violation was inadvertent [Daily Herald].
- Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is now facing a complaint in front of the Utah Bar [Tribune].
- Sen. Orrin Hatch says immigration reform would boost job growth for Americans [Tribune].
- The NSA Data Center in Bluffdale is using less water than originally thought [Tribune].
- Who are the biggest political donors in Utah? [Fox 13]
- A federal court rejects a claim by Utah officials that a creek bed in Canyonlands National park is a roadway [Tribune].
- Both sides in the fight over Utah's Amendment 3, which bans same-sex marriage, want the Utah Supreme Court to weigh in on the battle [Tribune, Deseret News].
- 1758 - James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, was born.
- 1788 - Maryland became the seventh state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
- 1789 - The crew of the British ship mutinied, setting Captain William Bligh adrift.
- 1945 - Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was executed.
- 1967 - Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the Army.
- 1980 - Secretary of State Cyrus Vance resigned over his opposition to the failed mission to rescue American hostages in Iran.
- 1994 - Former CIA official Aldrich Ames, who gave secrets to the Soviet Union and Russia, pleaded guilty to espionage and tax evasion.
- 1996 - President Bill Clinton gave 4 1/2 hours of videotaped testimony as a defense witness in the criminal trial of his former Whitewater business partners.
- 2003 - Apple launches the iTunes store.
- 2004 - The first photos of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal were shown.
- 2009 - Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter switched from the Republican to the Democratic Party.
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