I know nothing about Scott Howell. This is the first I have even heard his name. I do know, though, that with a D after his name, he will vote for Harry Reid for Senate leader (or Nancy Pelosi, if he's running for the House). This makes your opinion of his conservatism irrelevant. He deserves to be defeated. We cannot compromise with Democrats. They must be defeated.
Scott has Harry Reid at arms length and wants nothing to do with him. Next time I speak with one of his people I will ask that direct question.
I agree with your points, however Utah democrats are a different beast.