ArchivePerfectly partisan purposes and pickled peppersBryan Schott·October 4, 2018· Share The Mia Love vs. Ben McAdams race in Utah’s 4th Congressional District has taken some strange twists and turns over the past week. Mia Love’s attacks on McAdams over abortion may not be the best strategy according to our new polling. Utah’s vote-by-mail system is disrupting the regular rhythm of campaigning, and politicos are struggling to adapt. Sen. Orrin Hatch’s office takes the low road by sending out a tweet slut-shaming a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The “Better Boundaries” initiative faces an uncertain future in the legislature if voters approve it in November. Will legislators change or gut the initiative? President Donald Trump publicly mocks a woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. The New York Times drops a blockbuster story about Donald Trump’s wealth which proves he’s not the self-made man he claims to be. Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott bring you their thoughts on the big Utah political news of the past week.