Situational awareness – October 21, 2019

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City

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Here are the stories you need to pay attention to this morning:

  • Utah voters disapprove of Romney and Lee’s job performance.
  • Romney pushes back against Trump on several issues in a pair of interviews.
  • Trump backs down from his plan to hold the G7 at his Doral resort.

Mitt Romney has a secret Twitter account

Sen. Mitt Romney admitted Sunday night to running a secret Twitter account under the alias “Pierre Delecto.” He used the anonymous account to defend himself against detractors and like tweets critical of President Trump [Washington Post].


Trivia winner

Connie Steffen was the first reader to correctly identify Richard Howe as the only person in Utah history to serve as Speaker of the House, a member of the State Senate and Chief Justice of the Utah Supreme Court. As the winner, she gets to ask this Friday’s question.


TICK TOCK

Days to the 2019 Utah municipal elections: 15 (11/5/2019)

Days to the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature: 98 (1/27/2020)

Days to the Utah presidential primaries: 134 (3/3/2020)

Days to the 2020 Utah primary elections: 253 (6/23/2020)

Days to the 2020 election: 379 (11/3/2020)