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Dew will challenge Matheson (Utah)
The Desert Morning News ^ | March 11, 2008

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at deseretnews.com ...


TOPICS: Utah; Campaign News; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: 2008

1 posted on 03/12/2008 11:12:17 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

I guess this is one time where people should “do (vote for) the DEW”. (couldn’t resist).


2 posted on 03/12/2008 11:13:42 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triangle of death)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; restornu; neverdem; ...

Dew’s willingness to spend his own money is a good sign. Now, how is he on border security?


3 posted on 03/12/2008 11:14:01 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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To: Clintonfatigued

He owns a homebuilding business ? One of the most notorious industries for employing illegals. I hope somebody checked him out first.


4 posted on 03/12/2008 11:18:58 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~***Just say NO to the "O"***~~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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.


5 posted on 03/12/2008 11:24:07 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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To: Clintonfatigued

My Senator Corker had “problems” with that, too.


6 posted on 03/12/2008 11:30:47 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~***Just say NO to the "O"***~~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

If Josh Romney decided to take on Matheson, he would be forced to talk aobut growing up in a “Sanctuary Mansion”.


7 posted on 03/12/2008 11:34:26 AM PDT by Kuksool (Hussein Obama will Change America for the worse.)
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To: Kuksool

Once the Romneys figure out they can run as Democrats without a prob, it’ll be smooth sailing from then on.


8 posted on 03/12/2008 11:37:58 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~***Just say NO to the "O"***~~~)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I know this won’t be popular but this race is another reason to put Romney on the ticket.


9 posted on 03/12/2008 2:13:29 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Norman Bates

If that’s what you believe, you have the right to it. However, Romney has too many credibility problems with conservatives IMHO.


10 posted on 03/12/2008 2:26:00 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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