Ten Things You Need to Know Today – Monday, November 2, 2015

Good Monday morning from Salt Lake City. There are 59 days left in 2015. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back Saturday night.

Bush tries to reinvigorate his campaign. Becker may be gaining on Biskupski. Love’s rematch with Owens could be a difficult race for her.

The clock:

  • The 2015 election is tomorrow – (11/3/2015)
  • 84 days to the opening day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (1/25/2016)
  • 91 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus – (2/1/2016)
  • 99 days to the 2016 New Hampshire Primary (tentative) – (2/9/2016)
  • 130 days to the final day of the 2016 Utah Legislature – (3/10/2016)
  • 141 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic caucus meetings (3/22/2016)
  • 173 days to the Utah Republican and Democratic State Conventions (4/23/2016)
  • 240 days to the 2016 Utah primary election – (6/28/2016)
  • 372 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)

Monday’s top-10 headlines:

  1. Several of the Republican presidential contenders huddle in Washington, D.C. to take more control of future debates after complaints that the latest event, aired on CNBC, featured many “gotcha” questions [Washington Post, New York Times, The Hill, Politico].
  2. Bernie Sanders launches his first television ad, making a $2 million airtime purchase [New York Times].
  3. GOP hopeful Carly Fiorina stops in Salt Lake City for a fundraiser [Deseret News, Tribune, Fox 13].
  4. Jeb Bush is hoping to reinvigorate his struggling presidential campaign [New York Times, Reuters].
  5. Here’s another sign Rep. Mia Love could be in for a tough rematch with Democrat Doug Owens [Tribune].
  6. The latest poll says Jackie Biskupski has a slight lead over Ralph Becker heading into election day, but Becker may be gaining [Utah Policy].
  7. Biskupski makes a last-ditch effort to woo Republican voters [Utah Policy].
  8. Ballots for this year’s mail-in election must be postmarked by Monday [Deseret News, Tribune]. 
  9. An effort by billionaire Jon Huntsman to buy the Salt Lake Tribune has hit a roadblock after the LDS Church reportedly balked at the deal [Tribune].
  10. The Summit County Attorney is investigating allegations that Park City School District staff have been campaigning for a proposed $56 million bond on school property [Park Record, Tribune].

On this day in history:

  • 1783 – Gen. George Washington issued his farewell address to the Army near Princeton, N.J.
  • 1889 – North and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states of the union.
  • 1962 – President John Kennedy announced that Soviet missile bases in Cuba were being dismantled.
  • 1983 – President Ronald Reagan signed the bill establishing a national holiday to mark the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.