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  • HRC Utah holds annual gala in Salt Lake City [Bennett loss a setback for gays & lesbians]

    05/09/2010 6:32:08 AM PDT · by behzinlea · 4 replies · 519+ views
    Deseret News ^ | May 8, 2010 | Gina Barker
    SALT LAKE CITY — Under the crystal chandeliers and molded ceilings of the Grand America hotel, an eclectic crowd mingled at the Sixth Annual Human Rights Campaign Gala. Drag queens in tall, yellow wigs wandered between state senators and congressmen and various members and supporters of the LGBT community . . . . *Snip* . . . . John Bennett, the political co-chairman of Utah Steering Committee for [the Human Rights Campaign] and nephew of U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, rushed from the Republican Convention to the HRC Gala in the wake of the news that his uncle lost the Senate...
  • Tea Party Wins Victory In Utah As Incumbent GOP Senator Loses Bid For Nomination [See Who's Next?]

    05/08/2010 8:51:38 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies · 1,440+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 08th 2010 | Amy Gardner
    Tea Party Wins Victory In Utah As Incumbent GOP Senator Loses Bid For Nomination Amy Gardner May 9, 2010 The national "tea party" movement toppled its first incumbent Saturday as long-serving Sen. Robert F. Bennett was defeated at the Utah Republican Party's nominating convention, the most powerful demonstration yet of the anti-Washington tide that is altering the nation's political landscape. Bennett, seeking a fourth term after 18 years in office, became the first sitting senator to fall in the ideological battle being waged in his party. Although he has long been viewed as a reliable conservative with deep Mormon roots,...
  • Emotional Senator Bob Bennett Talks To Reporters After Being Eliminated (Video)

    05/08/2010 6:34:56 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 44 replies · 1,872+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 5/8/10 | HAP
    Video from Salt Lake City + a video report from
  • Bennett Ousted at Utah G.O.P. Convention (TEA PARTY DEFEATS RINO SENATOR)

    05/08/2010 3:43:37 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 113 replies · 4,048+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 8, 2010 | Kirk Johnson
    Senator Robert F. Bennett, an 18-year veteran Republican who had been seeking a fourth term this fall, was stripped of his party’s nomination on Saturday at the state convention, becoming one of the first Congressional victims of the surging ferment of discontent from the Tea Party-infused Republican right. Mr. Bennett, 76, was outmatched in delegate votes by two relative newcomers despite an enthusiastic endorsement and convention speech from Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and local Utah hero, and a political pedigree of deep Mormon roots and public service.
  • Utah Convention Live Feed

    05/08/2010 10:00:10 AM PDT · by Amish · 13 replies · 381+ views
    To watch the live feed from the Utah Republican Convention, go to the url above. Senate Candidates are giving their statements now.
  • Poll: Romney more popular with all Utah Republicans than with delegates

    05/07/2010 10:06:02 AM PDT · by pennyfarmer · 12 replies · 325+ views
    KSL ^ | May 7th, 2010
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Political careers are hanging in the balance the morning before the Utah state party conventions. Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah, may not be getting as big of a boost as expected from Mitt Romney, who is scheduled to introduce him at Saturday's GOP convention at the Salt Palace. Sen. Bob Bennett Bennett hopes Romney will be the wild card that draws more delegates to his side. But a Dan Jones & Associates poll for KSL TV and the Deseret News shows Romney isn't as popular with delegates as he is with the general population. Seventy-six percent of...
  • Republican Sen. Bob Bennett could be first incumbent in six decades to lose party’s nomination

    05/07/2010 7:09:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 79 replies · 2,263+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | May 7, 2010 | Alex Pappas
    Republican Utah Sen. Bob Bennett — who polls show to be the underdog against Tea Party-backed challengers — could become the state’s first incumbent senator to lose his party’s nomination since the 1940s at this weekend’s GOP convention. The convention may yield the first high-profile example of outing the insiders. “The anger is palpable,” Bennett said on CNN Thursday. “The anger’s very strong and that’s why I am in trouble. But if I meet with the delegates, if I spend time with them going through the facts, I find I can turn them around.” A recent poll of delegates shows...
  • The Arrogance and Ignorance of Bob Bennett

    05/05/2010 7:26:46 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 484+ views
    Red State ^ | May 5, 2010
    Bob Bennett has a new ad out in Utah that is the epitome of just how out of touch the man has gotten, replacing the common touch with arrogance. The advertisement has several recipients of Bob Bennett earmarks saying Bob Bennett is the indispensable man and without Bob Bennett the water would go away, the animals and people would die, and Utah would return to the state of nature that existed before man walked the Earth — or at least before Bob Bennett went to the Senate to replace his dad. Seriously. Watch it for yourself and then I’ll point...
  • Republicans in Utah direct anger at former party favorite Bennett

    05/02/2010 10:44:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies · 1,041+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2010 | Amy Gardner
    Delivering the opening prayer of the Beaver County Republican Convention recently, cattle rancher Gilbert Yardley prayed for Utah to elect "honest" people to Congress -- anybody to replace "the bunch we have in there now." Sen. Robert F. Bennett was in the room, hoping to persuade state delegates to nominate him at the May 8 GOP convention. A friend seated next to Bennett leaned in to whisper the obvious: "I don't think he's one of yours." It's no surprise that anger at Washington and Congress is coursing through Republican circles, much of it driven by "tea party" activists. What took...
  • Amnesty Advocate Dick Armey Endorses Mike Lee (Delegates take note!)

    04/28/2010 10:13:37 PM PDT · by dangus · 1 replies · 523+ views
    Mike Lee Press Release, Vanity Commentary ^ | 4.29.10 | Armey's Press Release, Vanity Commentary
    Until this past year, I would never have guessed Sen. Bob Bennett would be a top target of RINO hunters. He's made some very unpopular moves, like supporting the TARP bailout, but his ACU rating has been quite high. Nonetheless, I've been rather excited to see the RINO hunters so successful that they can move down to what I would have guessed was a low priority target. But are Utahans about to jump out of the frying pan and into the fire? Mike Lee is currently leading polls among delegates to the Utah state convention. But Lee is proudly trumpeting...
  • Bennett on brink of defeat ( Utah )

    04/26/2010 8:29:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 1,308+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 04/26/2010 | gehrke
    Unless Sen. Bob Bennett's political fortunes change dramatically in the next two weeks, he could become Utah's first incumbent U.S. senator to lose his party's nomination in seven decades. A new Salt Lake Tribune poll of Republican delegates shows Bennett running in third, behind GOP challengers Mike Lee and Tim Bridgewater. Lee logged 37 percent support in the survey, while Bridgewater came in at 20 percent, and Bennett lagged at 16 percent. And in a Republican race where only two can survive, that would spell the end for the three-term senator. Bennett's biggest liability, Coker said, is that delegates have...
  • Utah GOP Senate Primary: Bennett Earns 37% Support

    04/15/2010 8:03:46 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 463+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 15, 2010
    Incumbent Republican Senator Bob Bennett is under serious political attack in Utah for not being conservative enough, but he has the highest level of support so far among the state’s likely Republican Primary voters. One-out-of-five primary voters remain undecided. Still, the first Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 survey of likely GOP Primary voters in the state finds Bennett with only 37% support when pitted against his four top challengers, and Utah’s primary system raises the strong possibility of just a two-person race for the party’s nomination. Attorney Mike Lee, who many view as Bennett’s chief opponent, earns 14% support, as does...
  • Et tu, Mitt? (RINOs looking out for each other)

    03/15/2010 9:54:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies · 506+ views
    Red State ^ | March 15, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    Bob Bennett, as you know, is the TARP-backing, Bridge-to-Nowhere-supporting, health-care-takeover-proposing RINO running for his life to win re-nomination in Utah for a fourth term. Bob Bennett’s health care proposal – it’s called the Wyden-Bennett bill, remember – includes an individual mandate, forces taxpayers to subsidize abortions, supports “domestic partner” benefits, and would cost more than $1 trillion. He is an unrepentant earmarker, whom Senator Jim DeMint has conspicuously declined to endorse for re-election. Conservatives in Utah are rallying around Bennett’s challengers, and the Club for Growth is actively working to defeat him at the May nominating convention. So who does...
  • White House Accused of Federal Crime in Specter, Bennett Races

    02/22/2010 6:39:37 AM PST · by bogusname · 92 replies · 7,195+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | Feb. 22, 2010 | Jeffrey Lord
    "Whoever solicits or receives … any….thing of value, in consideration of the promise of support or use of influence in obtaining for any person any appointive office or place under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both." -- 18 USC Sec. 211 -- Bribery, Graft and Conflicts of Interest: Acceptance or solicitation to obtain appointive public office
  • Bill Bennett to Glenn Beck: There is a difference between the parties

    02/21/2010 4:10:58 PM PST · by jerry557 · 159 replies · 2,964+ views ^ | 02/21/10 | Bill Bennett
    There’s a lot to say about CPAC. This morning the major papers are highlighting Glenn Beck’s speech. I like Glenn a lot and I think he has something to teach us. But not what he offered last night. Analogizing his own struggles with alcohol to the problems of our polity and in our politics, he said, “Hello, my name is the Republican party, and I have a problem!” “I’m addicted to spending and big government.” ”It is still morning in America.” ”It just happens to be kind of a head-pounding, hung-over, vomiting-for-four-hours kind of morning in America. And it’s shaping...
  • Mark Levin: I have no idea what philosophy Glenn Beck is promoting. And neither does he

    02/21/2010 1:14:06 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 1,266 replies · 15,623+ views
    Mark Levin Fan ^ | February 21, 2010 | Mark R. Levin
    I was invited to be the opening speaker at Saturday's CPAC session. I had accepted but then, to my amazement, I learned that the John Birch Society would be one of many co-sponsors. This takes the big-tent idea many steps too far for me. So, I withdrew. Apparently, others were not so moved. That's fine. But it wasn't for me. Bill Buckley and Barry Goldwater, among others, chased the Birchers from the movement decades ago. And they're not a part of the movement. So, to give them a booth at CPAC was boneheaded. I want to commend Bill Bennett for...
  • Utah: Freedom Works endorses Bennett's primary opponent

    02/18/2010 8:46:44 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies · 365+ views
    The Chicago Examiner ^ | February 18, 2010 | Joshua Brett
    No one is expecting the Democrats to steal Sen. Robert Bennett's seat in Utah, one of the reddest states in the country. But that doesn't mean that the three-term incumbent will get off scot-free this year. Bennett is being challenged from his right by Mike Lee, a former gubernatorial counsel in the state, in the GOP Primary. And Lee got a boost today when he was endorsed by the conservative group Freedom Works, led by former Congressman Dick Armey (R-TX). "What is really exciting is the emergence of a new personality on the scene one who understands the Constitution of...
  • Tea Party Activists Target GOP Senator in Utah

    02/15/2010 12:21:20 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies · 729+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2010 | Jake Gibson
    The Tea Party Movement, which has fueled the downward spiral of Gov. Charlie Crist's Senate campaign in Florida, is now targeting Republican Sen. Bob Bennett in Utah. Bennett, who is seeking a fourth term this year, is facing a long list of potential primary challengers, including businesswoman Cherilyn Eagar, millionaire entrepreneur Tim Bridgewater, businessman James Williams and Mike Lee, a former assistant U.S. attorney. But Tea Party activists are seeking to torpedo Bennett's re-election campaign because he supported the $700 billion financial bailout plan and has "missed a lot of the basic blocking and tackling," a political operative with close...
  • President to Hit Campaign Trail for Sens. Reid and Bennet

    02/13/2010 9:44:50 AM PST · by GOP_Lady · 51 replies · 941+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 02-12-10 | Jonathan Weisman
    President Barack Obama is hitting the campaign trail next week, proving that at least two endangered Democratic senators believe he has some political pull.
  • Gingrich endorses Bennett re-election bid (Utah Goober #2)

    02/04/2010 6:31:42 AM PST · by frankenMonkey · 2 replies · 293+ views
    SL Tribune ^ | 2/4/2010 | Robert Gehrke
    Politics » Former House speaker says stopping Obama is the important thing. Gearing up for his fourth -- and what could prove to be his most difficult -- campaign, Sen. Bob Bennett drew the endorsement of the architect of the Republicans' last takeover of Congress: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. "The best thing Utah can do to stop [President Barack] Obama and get conservatism back on the march is re-elect Bob Bennett," said Gingrich, who led the 1994 GOP election surge. If Republicans fail to oppose the Obama administration, Gingrich said, "we're going to become a secular, socialist system run...