Situational awareness – November 29, 2018

Good Thursday morning from Salt Lake City.

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Executive summary: What went wrong for the Utah GOP in the midterm elections? Utah is on track for a massive budget surplus next year. Most Mormons voted for Republicans in 2018, but a majority disapprove of President Trump.