Ten Things You Need to Know for Thursday – November 6, 2014

How Love pulled off her historic win. Hatch now in line for the presidency. Voter turnout on Tuesday was dismal.


  • Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 81
  • Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 126
  • Days to the 2015 Utah municipal primary elections – 278
  • Days to the 2015 election – 362
  • Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) – 438
  • Days until the 2016 presidential election – 733

Thursday's top-10 headlines:

  1. Here's how Mia Love pulled off her historic win to become the first black Republican woman in Congress [Tribune].
  2. Love does an interview with CNN that the Washington Post called "baffling" [Washington Post].
  3. Sen. Orrin Hatch will become third in line for the presidency now that Republicans have control of the Senate [Tribune].
  4. Sens. Hatch and Mike Lee are ready to get to work in the new Republican-controlled Senate [Deseret News].
  5. Voter turnout for Tuesday's election was less than stellar [Tribune].
  6. Next year's legislature will be the third most-Republican in Utah history [Utah Data Points].
  7. The number of women on Utah's Capitol Hill will drop following Tuesday's election [Tribune].
  8. The number of women on the Salt Lake County Council has doubled [Tribune].
  9. Lawyers for the Tribune and Deseret News are fighting to keep some papers about their business dealings secret in the lawsuit filed by a community group over changes to their joint operating agreement [Tribune].
  10. Utah's new water year is off to a dismal start [Deseret News].

On this day in history:

  • 1860 – Former Illinois Congressman Abraham Lincoln defeated three other candidates for the presidency.
  • 1861 – Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederacy.
  • 2009 – The government reported unemployment rose to 10.2 percent in the U.S., the first time the jobless rate had hit double digits since 1983.