Situational awareness – April 12, 2019

Good Friday morning from Salt Lake City. Have a great weekend.

Here’s what is driving the day:

  • LaVarr Webb asks: If Jon Huntsman runs for governor, is it game over? What are the ramifications of a Huntsman candidacy?
  • Gov. Herbert vetoed bill giving convention delegates job of advancing candidates to the ballot to fill congressional vacancies.  Now talks are underway about a compromise (Deseret News).
  • With support of Utah’s two senators, Trump nominee David Bernhardt will become secretary of the Interior (Deseret NewsSalt Lake Tribune).
  • Utah gets first look at self-driving shuttle (Salt Lake Tribune).
  • Julian Assange is arrested and faces charge in 2010 computer hack (The Hill) (New York Times).
  • Federalist Society speaker praises Orrin Hatch and says religious intolerance is ‘insidious’ and ‘fashionable” (Salt Lake Tribune).

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