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Cannon Defeats Jacob in Utah GOP Primary
Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 6-28-06 | Staff writer: Salt Lake Tribune

Posted on 06/28/2006 2:38:29 AM PDT by no dems

NEW TODAY: Cannon Defeats Jacob LEHI - In Tuesday's Republican primary, incumbency overcame the anti-immigration wave. Five-term Congressman Chris Cannon had a commanding lead over political newcomer John Jacob with more than 85 percent of the precincts reporting. Cannon had collected 56 percent of the vote to Jacob's 44, with outstanding vote counts primarily in Salt Lake and Utah counties. But by 11:05 p.m. Jacob had already seen enough. He called Cannon to concede.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: cannon; election2006; electioncongress; gopprimary
I had mixed emotions about this race.
1 posted on 06/28/2006 2:38:34 AM PDT by no dems
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To: no dems

Freeper Spiff has been all over this posting stories. Cannon seems to have had too big a war chest and IIRC a brother in a high ranking Republican position pulling some strings.


2 posted on 06/28/2006 2:46:31 AM PDT by philo
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To: philo
By and large Cannon is a pretty good egg but his position on illegal immigration really stinks.

L

3 posted on 06/28/2006 2:50:09 AM PDT by Lurker (When decadence pervades the corridors of power, depravity walks the side streets.)
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To: Lurker

Being in Utah, I would assume that this seat is safe for the GOP, huh? Is the DemocRAT party very strong in Utah?


4 posted on 06/28/2006 2:53:34 AM PDT by no dems ("Mr. President: Put up that wall.")
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To: no dems

This from another thread answered my question:

"The winner will face Democrat Christian Burridge, among others, in November in a district that anyone but a Republican has little chance of winning. Bush carried the 3rd District with 77 percent of the vote in 2004."


5 posted on 06/28/2006 2:58:32 AM PDT by no dems ("Mr. President: Put up that wall.")
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To: no dems

It's Satan's fault


6 posted on 06/28/2006 3:32:38 AM PDT by CzarNicky (In the magical land of unicorns there's no need for clothes.)
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It's Satan's fault

Tancredo's PAC proved thoroughly ineffective in this race; in fact, he may have become an issue by sticking his nose in a local primary.

Every political battle Bay Buchanan has anything to do with is a guaranteed win for the other side. Every single battle.

7 posted on 06/28/2006 3:38:09 AM PDT by sinkspur (Today, we settled all family business.)
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Every political battle Bay Buchanan has anything to do with is a guaranteed win for the other side. Every single battle

Maybe she can come and give Nick Lampson some help in Delay's old district.

8 posted on 06/28/2006 4:03:30 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth? (Gal.4:16))
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To: sinkspur
she sounds like Kos
9 posted on 06/28/2006 4:06:40 AM PDT by CzarNicky (In the magical land of unicorns there's no need for clothes.)
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To: no dems

From what I understand Utah is PRO illegals.


10 posted on 06/28/2006 4:23:47 AM PDT by stopem (God Bless the U.S.A the Troops who protect her, and their Commander In Chief !)
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To: Lurker

And that is a tremendous deal breaker. Anyone who does not believe in defending our nations borders and the rule of law does not deserve to be in office. I'm sorry to see this traitor win the primary.


11 posted on 06/28/2006 5:01:52 AM PDT by SmoothTalker
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"From what I understand Utah is PRO illegals."

Why? So the Mormons can try to convert them all?
12 posted on 06/28/2006 5:04:58 AM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: stopem
Yup. In state tuition, 'driver priveledge cards', strong hispanic lobby financed by local business and banks (Zions and Wells Fargo, especially), a Rep. who consideres ID theft a minor crime...
I have no idea why Utah is considered an emerging gateway state. </sarcasm>
13 posted on 06/28/2006 5:05:41 AM PDT by batter ("Never let the enemy pick the battle site." - Gen. George S. Patton)
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To: SmoothTalker
I think it's more on the side of white man's guilt syndrome. Any legislation that would take away some benefit etc. and illegal gets is called racist and the politicians run and hide. Same old boring playbook, but it works quite well when you have spineless legislators in office (there are a few exceptions, but not enough).
14 posted on 06/28/2006 5:08:47 AM PDT by batter ("Never let the enemy pick the battle site." - Gen. George S. Patton)
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To: sinkspur

Every political battle Bay Buchanan has anything to do with is a guaranteed win for the other side. Every single battle.



Bay you are DESPERATELY needed in Pennsylvania for Casey. He will pay you well. Good luck!!! lol.


15 posted on 06/28/2006 5:09:03 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: sinkspur

Tancredo's PAC may have proved thoroughly ineffective in this race, but the issue of amnesty for illegal aliens still remains and will continue to grow.

We owe it to this country.


16 posted on 06/28/2006 5:14:03 AM PDT by WayneM ( Sneaking in is NOT immigration.......(`'..').......Cut the KRAP (Karl Rove Amnesty Plan).)
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To: no dems
Jacob blamed his defeat on President Bush's endorsement of Cannon, which was used in radio advertisements and recorded phone messages. "It is hard enough to beat the incumbent. I had to beat the president, too," Jacob said. "It took the energy out of my campaign." But Cannon criticized Jacob for running a campaign with limited proposals.

I though Bush with a low approval rating was a drag on a candidate?

17 posted on 06/28/2006 5:48:36 AM PDT by Bommer (Attention illegals: Why don't you do the jobs we can't do? Like fix your own countries problems!)
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To: sinkspur
Bay Buchanan and Mary Matalin ought to form a political consulting firm. They could charge both sides, or maybe the side they are working for shouldn't have to pay anything.

Jeesh, how does one explain the presence of either of these people in any campaign?

18 posted on 06/28/2006 6:08:53 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( Vote Fraud: The Democrats' Secret Weapon .... Well, secret to the RNC, anyway.)
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To: no dems
The 'Devil' made Jacob lose.

Series, that was major bonehead comment.
Proved he wasn't ready for prime time ---- or the U.S. House! (((bada-bing, rim shot)))

19 posted on 06/28/2006 7:14:40 AM PDT by Condor51 (Better to fight for something than live for nothing - Gen. George S. Patton)
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To: Bommer

Bush's fault! :)

When you loose, don't take personal responsibility. Instead, blame someone elese.


20 posted on 06/28/2006 8:17:51 AM PDT by Kuksool
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To: Lurker

If news stories about the Senate wanting to go with border enforcement are true, Cannon might decide to go with this new hegemony of agreement with other House Pubs. We shall see.


21 posted on 06/28/2006 11:28:41 AM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: Lurker

Right, other than that one issue--- which he is terrible on--- Cannon is very conservative, as his ACU rating shows.

For that reason, I don't think too many conclusions can be drawn about the outcome of this race. Primary voters had many reasons to vote for him--- his position on taxes, abortion, etc.


22 posted on 06/28/2006 11:36:00 AM PDT by mjolnir ("All great change in America begins at the dinner table.")
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