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  • Mike Lee leading in Utah

    06/22/2010 9:37:16 PM PDT · by Degaston · 8 replies
    I'm calling the race right now. With 72% reporting Mike Lee has a 3% lead over Tim Bridgewater. The remaining precincts are in areas where Lee has overall been doing better. Mike Lee will almost surely win the Utah senate race in the November general election as Utah is very Republican.
  • Attorney Mike Lee wins Republican nomination for US senator from Utah

    06/22/2010 9:56:25 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 28 replies
    APNewsAlert (AP) – 6 minutes ago SALT LAKE CITY — Attorney Mike Lee wins Republican nomination for US senator from Utah.
  • Where to find Election Returns Tonight- SC, NC, Utah

    06/22/2010 4:16:58 PM PDT · by Amish · 104 replies
    State Returns from SC (polls close at 7pm EST): From NC (polls close at 730 EST) For Utah (Polls Close 10pmEST) If anyone has better links, please share them. GO Haley, Scott, and Lee!
  • Top of the ballot: Ron Paul picks his winner in Utah (so does the TEA Party Express)

    06/16/2010 5:39:01 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 352+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2010 | Sean J. Miller
    Utah Senate candidate Mike Lee (R) unveils his own big endorsements, Illinois adds a big spender to the Senate race and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) won't be going to Colorado after all. I'll see your senator and raise you a congressman Lee was thought to be losing momentum in his bid for the Utah GOP Senate nomination after his rival, Tim Bridgewater, rolled out endorsements from Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) and fourth-place convention finisher Cherilyn Eagar (R). But Lee was able to fire back this week with endorsements from Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and the Tea Party Express, which helped...
  • Poll stunner: Bennett on brink of defeat

    04/27/2010 8:17:47 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies · 1,025+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | April 27, 2010 | Robert 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. The survey of 400 Republican delegates, with a 4.4 percent margin of error, was conducted April 22-25 by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. of Washington, D.C. It comes...
  • MICHAEL BARONE - In Utah, A Tough Year for the Overdog

    05/16/2010 2:28:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 736+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | MAY 15, 2010 | MICHAEL BARONE
    Bob Bennett's defeat in last Saturday's Republican primary might be the beginning of a national trend. In the early 1990s, when incumbent members of Congress long thought to hold safe seats suddenly found themselves in political trouble over tax increases and the House bank, a Washington lobbyist friend lamented to me, "This is a tough year for the overdog." The same can be said, and perhaps with more emphasis, about election year 2010. Case in point: Bob Bennett of Utah. Mr. Bennett, who has served three terms in the Senate, was just denied a place on the primary ballot by...
  • A Conservative Ascendency: Utah Sends Anti-RINO Message

    05/12/2010 11:18:41 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 501+ views
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Heron Lake - and I must admit, I did not know there were lakes in New Mexico, but here's a guy that lives on one, Dave, great to have you on the program. Hi. CALLER: Good day. Yeah, I wanted to bring up the subject of Utah. They threw out Bennett in the primary. RUSH: Yeah. CALLER: Is this an ongoing thing that, say, Schumer, Waxman, or McCain better start thinking about. It's not a Democrat thing or Republican thing, the people are -- pardon the pun -- pissed. They're throwing all of these people that think...
  • Bennett mulls write-in bid

    05/11/2010 10:19:10 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 24 replies · 711+ views
    Politico ^ | 05.12.2010 | MANU RAJU
    Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah), who lost his bid for re-nomination on Saturday, has not ruled out running as a write-in candidate for the Senate this fall. "I've made no decisions to make a decision," he said Tuesday when asked about his political future. “I’ve made a firm decision not to make any decisions at the moment.” Bennett would only say he'd make a decision "later." Such a decision would put his colleagues - who personally like Bennett but will only endorse a GOP candidate in the primary - in a tough position. "It's a little like going to your own...
  • Obama Beats Bennett -- How Washington defeated a Senator.

    05/11/2010 5:02:52 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 22 replies · 1,532+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 05-12-10 | The Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff
    Democrats and assorted commentators are professing to be alarmed about the defeat on the weekend of three-term Utah Republican Senator Bob Bennett at a GOP nominating convention. They say it signals the triumph of the tea party and other allegedly uncouth sorts, which is said to be bad for bipartisanship and other Beltway bromides.
  • Bennett open to indy run (Utah's very own Charlie Loafers)

    05/11/2010 11:14:08 AM PDT · by pissant · 34 replies · 780+ views
    Politico ^ | 5/11/10 | Manu Raja
    Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah), who lost his bid for re-nomination on Saturday, has not ruled out running as a write-in candidate for the Senate this fall. "I've made no decisions to make a decision," he said Tuesday when asked about his political future. Bennett would only say he'd make a decision "later." Such a decision would put his colleagues - who personally like Bennett but will only endorse a GOP candidate in the primary - in a tough position. "It's a little like going to your own funeral while you're still alive," the 76-year-old, three term senator said of his...
  • R-Utah [Excellent definition of the Tea Party - Read this]

    05/10/2010 6:29:25 PM PDT · by upchuck · 26 replies · 1,060+ views
    PJs Media ^ | May 8, 2010 | Richard Fernandez
    [This article was written about Bob Bennett loosing his Senate seat in Utah. But it contains, IMHO, the best definition of the Tea Party I've ever read. That is excerpted below.] The Tea Parties represent an asymmetric threat to political organizations optimized for party-line warfare. The threat is no longer across the aisle but outside the building. As such, two possibilities suggest themselves. The first is that the Washington elite will circle the wagons, bury their minor differences and concentrate on keeping the money and power flowing to the capital. A threat from outside the building is after all, a...
  • Sen. Bennett is No ‘Staunch’ Conservative

    05/10/2010 10:59:33 AM PDT · by FTJM · 24 replies · 1,150+ views
    Human Events ^ | May 10, 2010 | Connie Hair
    Incumbent Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah) was ousted Saturday from his state’s Republican primary by caucus voters fed up with big government spending, "stimulus," bailouts and the passage of Obamacare -- for starters. His ouster from the primary is proof GOP voters are not limiting their ire to Democrats. Bennett has been a big spender over his 18 years in the Senate, consistently voting to the left of his constituency. And from the red state of Utah that’s not a plan for lifetime Senate employment. When first elected back in 1992, Bennett pledged he would term-limit himself and serve no more...
  • Bennett Won't Appear On Senate Ballot

    05/08/2010 2:29:25 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 196 replies · 7,768+ views
    Bennett Won't Appear On Senate Ballot May 8, 2010 5:11 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | Share This By Reid Wilson Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT) has lost the battle for a fourth term in office after delegates to the UT GOP convention refused to renominate him on Saturday, a highly-placed source with knowledge of the vote count tells Hotline OnCall. Instead, GOPers will choose between attorney Mike Lee (R) and business consultant Tim Bridgewater (R), who will advance to a third ballot. If neither candidate receives 60% of the vote, they will face off in a June 22 primary....
  • Overthrow a Sign of Tea-Party Clout

    05/09/2010 5:56:10 PM PDT · by FTJM · 46 replies · 1,531+ views
    WSJ ^ | May 9, 2010 | Stu Woo
    Republican officials sought to unify the party after Saturday's tea-party driven ouster of three-term Utah Republican Senator Robert Bennett. Mr. Bennett became the year's first victim of the anti-incumbent fervor sweeping through the Republican Party when he lost his bid for his party's nomination at a state GOP convention here. GOP activists blasted him as a Washington insider who had lost touch with Utah's conservative ideals and will instead nominate a tea party-backed populist candidate who promises adherence to conservative principles. The GOP candidate hasn't yet been chosen, but it will be one of Mr. Bennett's two challengers, businessman Tim...
  • Tea party, others focus on Kentucky after Utah

    05/09/2010 1:45:00 PM PDT · by FTJM · 4 replies · 790+ views
    AP ^ | May 9, 2010 | David Espo
    After toppling three-term Republican Sen. Robert F. Bennett in Utah, tea party activists and other conservative critics shifted their sights Sunday to a mid-May primary in Kentucky, their next big challenge to a political establishment they have vowed to upend. Bennett, 76, left the door open to a write-in campaign after losing his bid for renomination, raising the possibility of an unpredictable three-way race that could yet extend his career. But within minutes of Bennett's defeat, the chairman of the Republican senatorial campaign committee, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, announced the organization will support the winner of a June 22...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Poll: Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) in deep trouble with GOP voters

    04/20/2010 2:54:04 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 35 replies · 1,433+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 20, 2010 | David Weigel
    So, why is Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff so confident that Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) is on track to lose at the state GOP convention on May 8? I got an early look at a survey of state GOP delegates conducted by a Utah firm. It's not pretty. When more than 1,000 delegates were polled on their choices in the Senate race, only 15 percent chose Bennett. When asked for a second choice, only 5 percent picked Bennett. In the first test, he's barely in the top three, which raises the possibility of the three-term senator getting knocked out of...
  • UT-Sen: Could Robert Bennett Be the First Victim of Anti-Individual Mandate Anger?

    03/24/2010 9:20:06 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 28 replies · 1,029+ views
    UT-Sen: Could Robert Bennett Be the First Victim of Anti-Individual Mandate Anger? By: Jon Walker Wednesday March 24, 2010 6:25 pm Sen. Robert Bennett (R-UT) is in a serious fight for his political survival. His is currently getting challenged from the right by several Republican candidates who think he is too liberal to be the Republican nominee for Senate. The recent enactment of the health insurance reform law and the anti-individual mandate effort it stirred up could turn out to be a real liability for Bennett. Prominent conservatives, like Erick Erickson, have realized that Bennett was for the individual mandate...
  • Anybody but Bob? Bennett may be in big trouble [Utah's RINO senator may lose nomination]

    03/24/2010 10:45:12 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 12 replies · 781+ views
    Sen. Bob Bennett's re-election bid could be in serious trouble, based on reports of widespread opposition to the incumbent at Tuesday's Republican caucuses. While not definitive, interviews with a dozen caucus-goers around the state reflected a familiar theme: Support was not coalescing behind any Bennett challenger, but there was a strong "anybody-but-Bennett" sentiment. Jim Bennett, the senator's son and campaign spokesman, said the campaign is optimistic and believes that many Bennett supporters got elected as delegates, but may not have made as much noise as the anti-Bennett crowd. "We're waiting for the hard data to come in, but we are...
  • Keep Hope Alive: Space, Matheson Both Voting "NO"

    03/20/2010 6:45:11 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies · 819+ views ^ | March 20, 2010 | AllahPundit
    Matheson’s the guy whose brother was nominated to the federal bench on the very day he met with The One about health care. He was a no before … and he’s a no now. Space was yes before, but suddenly he’s a no too — and a hard no judging by his statement, i.e. not one liable to flip back tomorrow. All of which is perfectly dull and predictable if you assume that Pelosi has already made it to 216 and beyond and is simply looking to cut loose a few red-district Democrats to vote no at the eleventh hour....
  • 'Rock star' Mitt Romney gets big ovation in Utah (HUGE BARF ALERT)

    03/14/2010 1:19:22 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 146 replies · 1,787+ views
    The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah ^ | 2010-03-13 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Mitt Romney brought his book tour Saturday back to the city where he led the 2002 Winter Olympics, telling an enthusiastic audience he could decide by Christmas whether to run again for president. "That's not a decision we've made at this point," Romney told a 12-year-old boy from Bluffdale who said he was "asking a question that a lot of people are wondering and that's, 'Are you going to run for president?' " The cheers the question received were among the loudest during Romney's hour-long appearance at the Salt Palace as part of his national tour for...
  • Bob Bennett Is Really Worried - Senate Staffers Begin Assault on RedState Criticisms

    02/21/2010 7:46:29 PM PST · by Falcon28 · 18 replies · 1,143+ views
    RedState ^ | Feb 21 2010 | Erick Erickson
    Bob Bennett must be really worried. In the past couple of weeks, a few people have come to RedState to defend Bob Bennett against our pointed criticisms of just how bad he is. And if this is a defense of Bennett, Bennett is not defendable. A Senate staffer (or Senator?) using the name ecfinder writes: Erickson, sometimes you make good points. But this one is not one of them. Why are you so against Bennett from Utah? Have you even ever been to Utah? Why do you have so much interest in a state you don’t even reside? I suggest...
  • Chaffetz: Trouble brewing for Bennett in Utah

    02/21/2010 4:54:15 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies · 681+ views
    CNN ^ | February 20, 2010
    If an anti-incumbent tide sweeps Sen. Bob Bennett out of Congress later this year, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a fellow Utah Republican, doesn't sound like he'll be too upset. "The people are restless, they want to see change, and Sen. Bennett, with all due respect, he is going to have to go out and defend his record and explain some things to voters," Chaffetz told CNN Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Bennett is seeking a fourth term, but is battling a tough anti-incumbent mood and multiple Republican challengers who are upset with his votes for the banking and auto...
  • 9/12 Candidate: Cherilyn Eagar| U.S. Senate UT

    02/19/2010 5:02:56 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies · 266+ views
    9/ ^ | November 19, 2009
    Cherilyn Bacon Eagar is Vice President of Marketing and co-owner of WebsTarget, a real estate Internet Marketing company specializing in organic search engine optimization and social networking. Upon her announcement of her candidacy for U.S. Senate, she has taken a leave of absence to give the campaign full-time attention. With a lifetime of study and research behind her, Cherilyn is well-versed and well-read on the issues, and has done extensive research in education policy, has presented nationally on education reforms, media and public relations and related topics, Internet marketing strategies. She has hosted a talk radio show and routinely subs...
  • 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...
  • Utah Senate leader resigns 1 day after his arrest

    01/16/2010 7:23:25 PM PST · by redreno · 28 replies · 2,433+ views
    Chron ^ | Jan. 16, 2010, 6:18PM | The Associated Press
    SALT LAKE CITY — State Senate Majority Leader Sheldon Killpack resigned from office Saturday, a day after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The Syracuse Republican said in a statement he decided to quit after discussing his options with his family and friends. "My heart weighs heavy. I have a tremendous amount of respect for the legislative process, my legislative colleagues and for my constituents," said Killpack, 41. "At this time, the Legislature would be a distraction from what is most important and, frankly, I find that I have become a distraction to the Legislature. In...
  • Club for Growth targets Sen. Bennett (Utah)

    08/25/2009 8:17:39 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies · 962+ views
    The Hill ^ | August 25, 2009 | Aaron Blake
    The Club says the effort is part of a $1.2 million campaign battling the current healthcare proposals. But the effort focuses on the Bennett-Wyden proposal, and the targets of the letters are notable because of the electoral situation Bennett finds himself in. Bennett is facing a primary challenge from state Attorney General Mark Shurtleff (R). Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has also said he might challenge the longtime senator in the primary. Club Executive Director David Keating said in a statement that the organization is in the "preliminary stages" of looking at the Utah Senate race. “Sen. Bennett’s support for a...
  • UT: Jowers-Romney ticket closer to reality [Romney political dynasty?!!]

    06/27/2009 12:45:25 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 605+ views
    KSL-TV NBC 5 Salt Lake City, Utah ^ | 2009-06-26 | Mary Richards
    SALT LAKE CITY - There is more buzz that Kirk Jowers and Josh Romney may share a ticket in the 2010 Utah governor's race. Friday's "Swing State Project Morning Briefing" said the Jowers-Romney ticket is moving closer to reality. The Salt Lake Tribune recently reported the two men were seen together at an ice cream social hosted by Rep. Jason Chaffetz.
  • It's official: Shurtleff running for Senate

    05/20/2009 2:35:33 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies · 902+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | May 20, 2009 | Cathy Mckitrick
    On the state Capitol steps, Attorney General Mark Shurtleff today announced that he will run for the U.S. Senate to help salvage our "blessed but troubled nation" from the slide toward "socialism." "The winds of change, they are a-blowing," Shurtleff said in prepared remark. "Not the bigger government, corporate welfare, radical liberal nannyism type of change promised and now being implemented by [President Barack] Obama. But, starting today, we the people of Utah, we the people of the United States, are taking back America!" In a fiery speech filled with red-meat rhetoric used by talk-show hosts like Glenn Beck, whom...
  • A battle from the right is brewing for Bennett [supported TARP, is backed by Romney]

    05/20/2009 9:09:52 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 1,398+ views
    Tax protesters target him for backing $350B bailout for banks. BY ROBERT GEHRKE In his third term in the Senate, Bob Bennett finds himself in unfamiliar and unfriendly waters, roiled by public frustration with Washington and with at least two sharks circling, believing the Republican senator might be vulnerable. Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is expected to announce his Senate bid today and Tim Bridgewater abandoned his bid for state party chairman last week, saying he heard all over the state that delegates wanted a more conservative choice for senator. Bennett was a prime target of tax protesters at "Tea Party"...
  • Sen. Bennett launches ads featuring Romney [Romneybot vs. McCainiac] [popcorn alert]

    05/18/2009 7:50:53 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 601+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-05-18 | Aaron Blake
    Facing the prospect of a primary challenge that is expected to launch this week, Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) is up with an early ad featuring former presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R). The ad features clips of Romney praising Bennett as a “conservative giant” and states flatly that Romney supports Bennett. Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff (R) is scheduled to make an announcement Wednesday, and some errant Twitter messages from last week make it clear that he will enter the primary against Bennett. Bennett’s ads are a gambit to discourage Shurtleff from taking the plunge. . . . . . Bennett...
  • Romney endorsing Bennett's re-election bid [supported bank bailouts]

    04/07/2009 11:48:18 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 344 replies · 2,725+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 2009-04-07 | Robert Gehrke
    The former Massachusetts governor is in town today for a $1,000-per person luncheon fundraiser for Bennett's re-election campaign. Romney could prove to be a powerful ally for Bennett in Utah. The former Massachusetts governor's presidential bid excited Utah Republicans unlike any before. He trounced the competition, receiving 90 percent of the GOP primary vote, and raised $5.5 million from Utah donors -- nearly six times as much as they gave to Sen. John McCain, the party's nominee. Romney was tapped to step in and salvage the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah after a bribery scandal threatened the games. He had...