Two Democratic State Lawmakers joined progressive watchdog group Alliance For a Better Utah this morning to condemn what they call a barrage of negative campaign ads leading up to this year’s election.
Senator Patricia Jones says voters should not ignore the onslaught of negative political mailers and television ads being employed during this election season.
Thanks to early voting and absentee ballots, 169,000 people have already cast ballots in Utah - or about 13 percent of registered voters. Those are the latest numbers on Friday afternoon from Justin Lee, Elections Specialist for the Lieutenant Governor’s office. At this rate, Lee said, early voting may make up half of all ballots in the state.
The Greater Salt Lake Unified Police Federation and Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder announced this morning they’re endorsing Democrat Ben McAdams for Salt Lake County Mayor. The support comes a week after Winder denounced McAdams’ opponent, Republican Mark Crockett’s jail services proposal.
Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder says the county does not need an autocratic leader, but rather a diplomatic one.
Utah has three independent candidates running for Congress this election. But most voters haven’t seen a single ad or billboard about their campaigns. For a candidate with no funds or party support, it’s an uphill battle to get a message out. This story looks at what it means to be an independent candidate in Utah.
U.S. Senate Candidate Scott Howell had a chance to explain to representatives of the business community this morning his position on the nation’s debt crisis. The Democrat was the only U.S. Senate candidate present at a forum hosted by the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce. GOP Incumbent Orrin Hatch declined to attend the gathering and third party candidates were not invited.
Howell says the federal government can increase revenue and cut spending by first supporting the Buffett rule, which is a $47 million tax increase on the nation’s wealthiest households.
Civility, Civic Engagement and a More Mature Politics
University of Utah Community Engagement Day as part of the Inauguration Week for President David W. Pershing
Senator Curtis Bramble Mayor Peter Corroon Mayor JoAnn Seghini Kilo Zamora, Executive Director, Inclusion Center for Community and Justice John T. Kesler (moderator) Director, Utah Civility and Community