Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott run down the week in Utah politics.
The conventions are over and we’ve got a couple of big primary elections.
Jonathan Johnson forced Gov. Gary Herbert into a primary on the Republican side, and Misty Snow will take on Jonathan Swinton for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination.
Mike Weinholtz wins the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, but he admitted that his wife is under investigation for possession of marijuana. Weinholtz says she uses it for medicinal purposes. Our polling shows a majority of Utahns support legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes. How might that affect his campaign in the fall?
Rep. Jason Chaffetz looks to be facing a bitter primary contest against Republican Chia-Chi Teng.
Bob says Republicans may have figured out a way to scare the “Bejesus” out of candidates who take the signature route to the primary ballot.
Nationally, it looks like Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are headed toward a showdown in November.