Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday – November 5, 2014

Mia Love wins. Bishop, Chaffetz and Stewart cruise. Reyes defeats Stormont.

Countdown:

  • Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 82
  • Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 127
  • Days to the 2015 election – 363
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) – 439
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election – 734

Wednesday's top-10 headlines:

  1. Mia Love defeats Doug Owens to become the first black Republican woman in Congress [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
  2. Republicans win a number of big races to grab control of the U.S. Senate [New York Times].
  3. Reps. Bishop, Chaffetz and Stewart all get easy wins and will return to Washington, D.C. for another term [Tribune].
  4. Democrat Luz Robles gives birth to a baby girl nine days before election day, yet remains on the campaign trail to the end [Tribune].
  5. Sean Reyes cruises to a win over Charles Stormont in the Utah Attorney General race [Tribune, Deseret News].
  6. Utah's Democrats fail to make big gains in this year's midterm elections [Utah Policy].
  7. The Salt Lake County elections website crashes delaying the posting of election results for a few hours [Tribune, Deseret News].
  8. Sim Gill and Jim Winder win their races for Salt Lake County District Attorney and Sheriff [Tribune].
  9. Republicans will keep their majority on the Salt Lake County Council for two more years [Tribune].
  10. Two of the three proposed amendments to Utah's Constitution fail at the polls [Tribune].

On this day in history:

  • 1605 – The Gunpowder Plot failed when Guy Fawkes was seized before he could blow up the English Parliament.
  • 1872 – Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in a presidential election.
  • 1935 – Park Brothers began marketing the board game "Monopoly."
  • 1994 – Former President Ronald Reagan disclosed he had Alzheimer's disease.