Ten Things You Need to Know for Wednesday – June 22, 2016

Good Wednesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 174th day of the year. There are 192 days left in 2016.

Hillary Clinton is vetting VP candidates. Utahns say Donald Trump lacks the temperament to be president. Gary Herbert has raised a huge pile of cash for his re-election bid. 

The clock:

  • Six days to the 2016 Utah primary election – (6/28/2016)
  • 26 days to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland (7/18/2016)
  • 32 days to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (7/25/2016)
  • 139 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)
  • 215 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (1/23/2017)
  • 260 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (3/9/2017)

Ten talking points for Wednesday:

  1. Hillary Clinton‘s vice presidential shortlist is down to three people: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro and Virginia Sen. Timothy Kaine. However, Clinton is expected to consider other people for the job as well [Washington Post].
  2. Nearly half of Bernie Sanders‘ supporters from the primary season say they will not cast a ballot for Hillary Clinton in November [Bloomberg].
  3. Every single U.S. Senator except for two has more campaign cash on hand than Donald Trump. Sen. Mike Lee is one of those who has less money than Trump [Talking Points Memo].
  4. It has been 200 days since Hillary Clinton has held a formal press conference [Washington Post].
  5. A significant majority of Utahns say Donald Trump does not have the proper temperament to be president [Utah Policy].
  6. Sen. Mike Lee holds an advantage over both of his possible Democratic challengers in November according to a new survey [Tribune].
  7. Gov. Gary Herbert has raised a massive amount of cash, more than $4 million over the past 3 1/2 years, for his 2016 re-election bid [Tribune].
  8. 3rd Congressional District GOP challenger Chia-Chi Teng has spent more than $500,000 of his own money in an attempt to wrest the Republican nomination from Rep. Jason Chaffetz [Tribune].
  9. Some Utah leaders meet with the Dalai Lama during his visit to the state despite warnings it may damage the state’s relationship with China [2 News].
  10. The ACLU of Utah filed a lawsuit against the state claiming Utah’s system for providing legal counsel for poor Utahns is inadequate [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].

On this day in history:

  • 1870 – Congress created the Department of Justice.
  • 1911 – King George V was crowned at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1940 – France fell to Germany in World War II.
  • 1941 – Germany invaded the Soviet Union.
  • 1970 – President Richard Nixon signed a measure lowering the voting age to 18.