Skip to comments.House Race Hotline Extra: Utah 03 (Utah GOP Exec. Dir. says good chance Cannon could go down)
Posted on 06/27/2006 11:37:28 AM PDT by Spiff
House Race Hotline Extra: Utah 03 Some quotes to illustrate the importance of this race.
"There is a very good chance that he could go down," Jeff Hartley, executive director of the Utah Republican Party, tells First Read. "You wouldn't have the involvement from the White House if he weren't in jeopardy." (NBC News)
Consultant LeVarr Webb: "A low turnout is expected, so be one of the few who make a difference and have a voice." (Utah Policy Daily) )
UT GOP Chair Joe Cannon "says he's trying to stay neutral" in his brother's UT 03 primary, "but it didn't come across that way" in his online comments about challenger/alleged Satan victim John Jacob (Salt Lake Tribune).
A poll published over the weekend by the Deseret Morning News and KSL-TV, conducted by Dan Jones & Associates, found Cannon ahead 46-33 percent among registered voters in the 3rd District. But 18 percent of voters remained undecided. "That's one of the highest 'undecideds' numbers I've seen so close to a primary election," said Jones, who has polled in Utah for more than 30 years. (Deseret News)
Jacob backtracks on his "Satan" comments: "What the [Salt Lake Tribune] reported and what I said weren't the same thing. It wasn't that [the devil] was trying to keep me out of Washington. I was just saying when you're trying to get into politics, there's a lot of adversity.
Contrary to reports of saying it was keeping me from being there, it was going to help me in training when I get there. It's not the devil; it's adversity." (Utah Policy Daily)
There sure is a good chance that Cannon will go down? Why? Well, that's because Cannon has made a career of voting for amnesty, rewards, privileges, and benefits for illegal aliens. Now that he's got a challenger with enough funds to put up a real challenge, and the word is out on Cannon's terrible record (despite his lies to the contrary) Cannon finds himself in real trouble.
What is that voting record that has so many of his consituents up in arms?
Voted against amendment to end special amnesty for certain Central Americans in 2006
Cosponsoring bill to reward illegal aliens with amnesty in 2005-2006
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Cannon going down would send a resounding message to all in congress.
It certaintly would. It would mean that other Republican Congressman like Tancredo can now from out of state and try to defeat my sitting Republican Congressman in my district if he disagree's on this out of states congressman's pet issue. OhJoy, what a great precedent. Great thing for House Republican unity.
Anybody Know what time the polls opened in UTAH?
It would mean the open borders and uuncontrol immigration are not popular issues with amny Americans.
What happens if Cannon wins? Does that mean that the people like the Presidents plan or something like the Pence plan
Are President Bush and first lady Laura also "out of state"?
Yes, but Cannon has the devil on his side, so he's assured of victory.
When Cannon wins, and he will 53% to 47% for "the devil is out to get me" Boy, listen for the sounds of crickets from the Mexiphobe crowd on FR.
The President is the Executive. Plus he ahs been made a issue in this campaign. There is quite a difference. There is a reason that in such a place as the HOuse where you got over 200 Republicans of different views this stuff is not and cannot be done. It encourages backstabing, sniping, and mistrust among the Republican Caucus. On this close party line votes you cannot have that
If that poll were accurate then Cannon would be a shoo-in. The fact is the only reason why they're reporting he could lose is that every other poll has it far tighter. Maybe it has something to do with likely voters instead...
nope it will be time to make the next open borders flunky sweats his re-election
SO true. I hope they leave this poorman alone for a while if he wins. Its like been a nonstop campaign against him by these elements for 4 years straight if not longer
And that would be Chafee in September...
"When Cannon wins, and he will 53% to 47%..."
(Read my posting history for my opinion on who will win, I'm sick of writing it.)
But if that happens, it'd be pretty big considering Cannon got 58% in 2004.
He is danger because radical organizations and groups have had a bulleye on him for years. That wears down anyone. Even now very conservative Mike Pence is finding how to be the target of them.