Bernick and Schott on Politics – Episode #289

20160630 Bernick Schott 289The 2016 Utah primary elections are over. 

 
Gov. Gary Herbert wallops Jonathan Johnson by 44-points. Did Johnson err by trying to run against Herbert from the political right? Will Herbert cruise in November against Democrat Michael Weinholtz? Will Johnson run for another political office in the future?
 
Misty Snow makes history as the first transgender nominee for a federal office from Utah as she wins the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. But, don’t expect an electoral miracle in November as she’s likely to get crushed by Republican Mike Lee.
 
Now that the general election is ahead, it looks like the most competitive race in Utah will be Rep. Mia Love against Democrat Doug Owens. 
 
How did SB54 affect the 2016 primary elections? Both sides are claiming victory. Which one is right? Turnout was up big time. Was SB54 the reason?
 
Primary night came and went with very few surprises? Which incumbents are safe and who is in trouble?
 
Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott break down the week in Utah politics.