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.


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)