Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 231st day of the year. There are 135 days left in 2016.
A poll shows Rob Bishop appears headed for re-election in November. Democrat Mike Weinholtz shakes up his campaign. Salt Lake County residents speak out against a proposed Facebook data center in West Jordan.
82 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)
158 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (1/23/2017)
203 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (3/9/2017)
Ten talking points for Thursday:
Rep. Rob Bishop has a huge lead over Democrat Peter Clemens according to our latest poll [Utah Policy].
Trailing badly in the polls, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Weinholtz shakes up his campaign [Utah Policy].
Donald Trump reportedly replaced his campaign team because he felt “boxed in” and “controlled” to moderate his personality on the campaign trail [Washington Post].
Senior Republicans in Washington are warning the party to not abandon support for Donald Trump because it could lead to an electoral wipeout for the GOP in November [CNN].
Poll Watch: Hillary Clinton has big leads in Colorado, Virginia while Iowa is a much tighter contest [Bloomberg]. Donald Trump is ahead in Indiana [Politico].
Salt Lake County residents speak out against West Jordan’s pursuit of a Facebook data center [Deseret News, Tribune].
Some of the FBI notes from their interview with Hillary Clinton about her use of a private email server could be made public [The Hill].
A federal judge is recusing himself from the case over Gov. Gary Herbert‘s effort to withhold federal funding from Planned Parenthood [Associated Press, Deseret News].
The LDS Dems group makes their pitch to voters, arguing Utah’s Democratic Party is much more “family friendly” than the GOP [Deseret News, 2 News].
Federal buildings will now be required to allow transgender employees and visitors to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity [NBC News].
On this day in history:
1227 – Genghis Khan died in camp during a campaign against the Chinese kingdom of Xi Xia.
1587 – Virginia Dare was the first child of English parents to be born in the New World at Roanoke Island, part of what would become North Carolina.
1920 – The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, was ratified by Tennessee. The law took effect eight days later.
1963 – James Meredith became the first African-American to graduate from the University of Mississippi.