Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 237th day of the year. There are 129 days left in 2016.
West Jordan pulls the plug on a proposed Facebook data center. Hillary Clinton’s campaign sets up shop in Utah. Donald Trump leads Clinton by 15-points according to a new poll.
- 76 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)
- 152 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (1/23/2017)
- 197 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (3/9/2017)
Ten talking points for Wednesday:
- Hillary Clinton‘s top foreign policy adviser, Jake Sullivan, visits Utah and sounds the alarm about a possible Donald Trump presidency [Utah Policy].
- Republicans John Dougall and David Damschen lead their races for State Auditor and Treasurer respectively [Utah Policy].
- A new survey gives Donald Trump a 15-point lead over Hillary Clinton in Utah. Independent Evan McMullin pulls 9% [Utah Policy, Tribune].
- West Jordan kills a proposal to possibly bring a massive Facebook data center to that city [Tribune, Deseret News].
- Unified Fire Authority leaders spent public money on Apple watches and other big-ticket items according to an analysis of public records [Deseret News].
- Donald Trump‘s campaign is desperately trying to counter the perception that he is a racist [Washington Post].
- More than half of the non-government people Hillary Clinton met with while Secretary of State donated money to the Clinton Foundation [Associated Press].
- Better for America, a #NeverTrump group that was going to help Evan McMullin get on the ballot in many states, has folded [Washington Post].
- Donald Trump massively hiked the rent for his campaign offices inside Trump Tower after he started soliciting public donations [CBS News].
- Hillary Clinton‘s relentless use of “Fight Song” at her rallies is driving people nuts [Yahoo!].
On this day in history:
- 79 – Thousands died, and the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy.
- 1814 – The British captured Washington and burned the Capitol and the White House.
- 1932 – Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly non-stop across the United States.
- 1991 – Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev quit as general secretary of the Communist Party central committee. He also ordered his Cabinet to resign.
- 1992 – Hurricane Andrew smashed into Florida, causing record damage.