Situational awareness – May 18, 2020

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City


43 days to the 2020 Utah primary elections (6/30/2020)

169 Days to the 2020 election (11/3/2020)

247 days to inauguration day (01/20/2021)

252 days to the start of the 2021 Utah Legislature (1/25/2021)

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

  • Spencer Cox leads Jon Huntsman by 7 points ahead of the June GOP primary election.
  • Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says unemployment could hit 25 percent. 
  • Mitt Romney rips President Trump’s late-night firing of a government watchdog.


Several of our subscribers correctly identified Kansas and Florida as two other states that are currently working on honoring famous women with statues in National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. Kansas is adding Amelia Earhart and Florida is sending a statue of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune to the collection.

Congratulations to Zachary Zundel, who also pointed out Arkansas is adding a statue of Daisy Bates and Nebraska plans to celebrate Willa Cather with statues of their own. 

He gets the honor of asking this Friday’s question.

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