Reyes has a big lead in Utah's A.G. race. Owens and Love spending big in the final days of the 4th District contest. Utah's Democrats hope to make gains on Utah's Capitol Hill.
Days to the 2014 midterm election – 8
Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 91
Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 136
Days to the 2015 election – 375
Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) – 448
Days until the 2016 presidential election – 743
Monday's top-10 headlines:
Our new poll shows Republican Sean Reyes is running away with the Attorney General race, leading Democrat Charles Stormont by a 57-22% margin [Utah Policy].
New pre-election financial numbers show Mia Love and Doug Owens are spending freely in their race for Utah's 4th District [Tribune, Deseret News].
Utah's Democrats are striving to make modest gains on Utah's Capitol Hill in next week's election [Tribune].
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is gearing up for a possible presidential run in 2016 [New York Times].
The Alpine School District Race between JoDee Sundberg and Dr. Maynard Olsen is getting a little nasty [Daily Herald].
The Utah Supreme Court ruled that changes made by lawmakers to the process for putting a citizen's initiative on the ballot are not overly burdensome [Tribune].
The White House dings Rep. Jason Chaffetz for his criticism of the administrations response to the Ebola virus [Tribune].
After fierce criticism, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo backs off a mandatory Ebola quarantine, saying it can be spent at home [New York Times].
New Census numbers show large growth in a number of Utah cities [Tribune].
New standard tests show less than half of Utah students are proficient in key subjects [Deseret News].
On this day in history:
1787 – The first of the Federalist Papers was published in a New York newspaper.
1997 – The Dow Jones industrial average fell 554.26 points, forcing the stock market to shut down for the first time since the 1981 assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan.
2005 – White House counsel Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to the Supreme Court after three weeks of criticism from fellow conservatives.
2008 – Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, was convicted of seven corruption charges for lying about free home renovations and other gifts from a wealthy donor. (A judge later dismissed the case, saying prosecutors had withheld evidence.)