Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday – October 28, 2014

Doug Owens might have a lead on Mia Love. Utah's other three Congressional races could be blowouts. Only one bid to build the downtown convention center hotel.


  • Days to the 2014 midterm election – 7
  • Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 90
  • Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 135
  • Days to the 2015 election – 374
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) – 447
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election – 742

Tuesday's top-10 headlines:

  1. A BYU survey shows Democrat Doug Owens with a slight lead over Republican Mia Love, but there are questions about the poll's methodology [Tribune, Deseret News].
  2. Rep. Rob Bishop has a big lead over Democrat Donna McAleer in Utah's 1st Congressional District [Utah Policy].
  3. Rep. Chris Stewart looks to be cruising to a second term in Congress [Utah Policy].
  4. Utah's 3rd District race isn't much of a contest as Rep. Jason Chaffetz is in command [Utah Policy].
  5. Bob Dole says he wants Mitt Romney to make another run for the White House in 2016 [Associated Press].
  6. Only one developer has submitted a bid to build a downtown convention center hotel [Tribune, Deseret News].
  7. Former Attorney General John Swallow will get back $10,000 seized from him during a raid on his home this past summer [Tribune, Deseret News].
  8. Salt Lake City School Board member Michael Clara is suing the board over alleged violations of the state's open meetings laws [Tribune].
  9. Standardized testing shows Utah charter schools matched the performance of public schools in the state [Tribune].
  10. A new survey suggests Utahns want both daily newspapers to stay in business [Tribune, Deseret News].

On this day in history:

  • 1886 – The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor.
  • 1919 – Congress enacted the Volstead Act, which provided for enforcement of Prohibition.
  • 1922 – Benito Mussolini took control of the Italian government.
  • 1962 – Soviet leader Nikita Kruschchev informed the U.S. he had ordered the dismantling of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.
  • 1980 – Republican nominee Ronald Reagan asked voters during a debate with President Jimmy Carter "are you better off than you were four years ago?"