Skip to comments.Dew will challenge Matheson (Utah)
Posted on 03/12/2008 11:12:16 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Former homebuilder Bill Dew, a Republican, announced Monday that he will challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson in the 2nd Congressional District. Matheson, a four-term Democrat, represents a district that covers the southeast part of Salt Lake County, a small northeastern part of Utah County, and, in a horseshoe-shaped area, eastern, southeastern and southwestern Utah.
This is Dew's first run for elective office. A millionaire through his homebuilding business, Dewbury Homes, Dew said he is willing to "spend substantial" amounts of his own money in the race. He declined to give a number.
Matheson has been challenged by wealthy Republicans before. However, his narrowest victory came in 2002 after the GOP-controlled Utah Legislature redrew the 2nd District to include rural Utah. Matheson handily won re-election in 2006 and 2004.
Dew, who has been a GOP state delegate and precinct chairman, said he decided to run this year because he is concerned about the national debt and deficit. "I believe I can win through hard work and telling the truth," said Dew, who announced his candidacy in the state Capitol.
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I guess this is one time where people should “do (vote for) the DEW”. (couldn’t resist).
Dew’s willingness to spend his own money is a good sign. Now, how is he on border security?
He owns a homebuilding business ? One of the most notorious industries for employing illegals. I hope somebody checked him out first.
I thought that, myself. There’s a wealthy candidate in Pennsylvania (running against Rodent Chris Carney) who was was fined for employing illegals back in 1997.
My Senator Corker had “problems” with that, too.
If Josh Romney decided to take on Matheson, he would be forced to talk aobut growing up in a “Sanctuary Mansion”.
Once the Romneys figure out they can run as Democrats without a prob, it’ll be smooth sailing from then on.
I know this won’t be popular but this race is another reason to put Romney on the ticket.
If that’s what you believe, you have the right to it. However, Romney has too many credibility problems with conservatives IMHO.