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Virginia General Election 2017

Virginia’s elections today affect us all. The state is gerrymandered to send 3-4 Democrats and 7-8 Republicans to Congress, even though the people vote slightly more than 50% Democratic. The House of Delegates and Senate that draw gerrymanders once every … Continue reading

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Have Utahns Killed Immigration Reform?

Comprehensive Immigration Reform isn’t going to pass in 2010.  It was introduced only because President Obama promised to try.  Congress isn’t going to advance the bill in a year when there are ten million unemployed Americans and ten million undocumented … Continue reading

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Vote For Jim Matheson

It’s simple.  I’ve seen Claudia Wright campaigning and met her friends and she’s great, but she isn’t going to best Morgan Philpot in November.  Jim Matheson will. Folks who think a Democrat without name recognition and with no intention of … Continue reading

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Doesn't Money Matter In Politics Anymore?

I’m disappointed in the Republican candidates. Here in Utah, the Republican candidate usually wins statewide races.  This year we have a United States Senate seat up for election and the two candidates for the Republican nomination are reporting a week … Continue reading

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Chevron Oil Spill Cleanup in Liberty Park

Standard Oil of California (dba Chevron) was out in force in Liberty Park.  They had a lot of big trucks and one little canoe with a U-shaped boom trying to clean up oil slicks in the pond.  The Trib says … Continue reading

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More On Partisanship In The 2009 Utah Senate

Looking at last year’s legislature, Utah Democratic Party Executive Director (and Utah politics guru) Todd Taylor asked, “Would you consider posting or sending me a list of the 58 partisan votes? It is interesting where the difference in the Parties … Continue reading

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Utah Legislature 2009 Partisanship

As we see our Utah Legislature gearing up for the 2010 general session, here are the partisan voting percentages for the 2009 Senate. The methodology for this table is explained in this post. (Updated Tuesday because I cut off Senator … Continue reading

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Utah Stories

Friday I visited the credit union to update some signature cards. The banker (what do I call a credit union banker?) asked me whom I intended to vote for for President of the United States this year. You shouldn’t offend … Continue reading

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Utah Democratic Party Convention 2008, Part 1

The Utah Democratic Party held our state convention at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace on Friday and Saturday May 9th and 10th. It was exactly two years ago at the Jefferson Jackson dinner of 2006 that our late great … Continue reading

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Utah Democratic Party Convention 2008, Orton And McCoy

The convention excitement started early this year with an email from Senator Scott McCoy (D-SLC). (Scott is my senator and I campaigned for him.) Dear Utah Democratic Delegates, I write to share some information with you that you might find … Continue reading

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