Situational Awareness – August 31, 2020

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. Enjoy some cool temperatures. The political scene – and the weather — will warm up as we approach Labor Day.

Monday Trivia Question

A relatively unknown Utah Republican congressional challenger won a congressional seat on a fluke when his Democratic incumbent opponent was arrested for sex solicitation. In his re-election two years later, the new congressman was still relatively unknown and faced a formidable opponent. But the Republican incumbent was rather easily re-elected.

Who was the Republican congressman? That’s easy. But who was his campaign manager for his first re-election?

You have until Wednesday afternoon to respond to [email protected]. Answer and winner will be revealed on Thursday.


24 days to the 1st Congressional District debate (9/24/2020)
28 days to the Utah gubernatorial debate (9/28/2020)
37 days to the Vice Presidential debate at the University of Utah (10/07/2020)
42 days to the 4th Congressional District debate (10/12/2020)
45 days to the 3rd Congressional District debate (10/15/2020)
49 days to the 2nd Congressional District debate (10/19/2020)
51 days to the Utah Attorney General debate (10/21/2020)
64 days to the 2020 election (11/3/2020)
142 days to inauguration day (01/20/2021)
147 days to the start of the 2021 Utah Legislature (1/25/2021)