Situational awareness – June 22, 2020

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City


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

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

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

217 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 a tight three-way race for the GOP nomination for governor.
  • Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa falls flat.
  • Coronavirus cases rising in the U.S.


More than a few of our subscribers knew George Dern was the Utah Governor who served as Secretary of War. His campaign slogan was “We want a Dern good Governor for Utah, and we don’t mean Mabey” when he ran against the incumbent Charles Mabey. His grandson is actor Bruce Dern, and he was the great-grandfather of actress Laura Dern.

Congratulations to Paul Metcalf, who was selected as our winner at random from the correct answers. For his reward, he gets to ask this Friday’s trivia question.

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