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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics - July 8, 2014
Chaffetz says Romney will run again. Utah GOP is cash-poor ahead of the 2014 election. Mark Sessions Jenson wants Swallow and Shurtleff to testify.
- 119 days until the 2014 midterm elections
- 202 days to the opening day of the 2015 legislature
- 483 days until the 2015 elections
- 559 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
- 854 days until the 2016 presidential election
Tuesday's top news stories:
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he thinks Mitt Romney will run for president again in 2016...and win [Utah Policy].
- The Utah GOP is nearly broke, but they say it's not a problem ahead of the 2014 election [Utah Policy].
- Jailedfraudster Mark Sessions Jenson wants former Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff to testify in court about his case [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Millard County Commission candidate Jim Dyer, whose primary win was reversed when provisional and absentee ballots were counted, is questioning the legitimacy of that outcome [Tribune].
- Some Utah County voters say county attorney Jeff Buhman violated state law by releasing personal records of his election opponent ahead of last month's primary election [Daily Herald].
- Former Utah teacher Lily Eskelsen Garcia, who mounted an unsuccessful bid for Congress in 1998, is tapped to lead the nation's largest teachers' union [Tribune,Deseret News].
- Salt Lake City officials say, despite anemic sales, the Hive mass transit pass program will continue [Tribune].
- It seems like lots of people like living in Salt Lake City's Sugar House neighborhood, even if they're not sure where that is [Tribune].
- Natalie Gochnour says she'd like to see Gail Miller run for Utah Governor in 2016 [Deseret News].
On this day in history:
- 1663 - King Charles II of England granted a charter to Rhode Island.
- 1776 - Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.
- 1777 - Vermont became the first colony to abolish slavery.
- 1889 - The Wall Street Journal was first published.
- 1950 - Gen. Douglas MacArthur was named commander-in-chief of United Nations forces in Korea.
Today's World Cup schedule:
- Brazil vs. Germany (2:00 pm, ESPN)
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