Situational awareness – October 4, 2018

Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City.

As first reported Wednesday night, lawmakers, LDS Church officials and Prop. 2 backers have reached a compromise on medical marijuana. The agreement will be unveiled during a noon press conference on Thursday –

The 4th District race between Republican Mia Love and Ben McAdams is heating up. 

  • The Cook Political Report (subscription required) moved their rating of the race from Lean Republican to Toss Up. “Party strategists are arguing over what’s the bigger factor in Love’s reelection math: drag from President Trump’s unpopularity, or a lift from Mitt Romney’s Senate bid. Either way, the contest between Love and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams looks likely to go down to the wire.” –

  • The New York Times profiles the race between Love and McAdams –