CAMPAIGN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CAMPAIGN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Robles’ strategy for defeating Stewart: more voting by mail http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58207428-90/raised-cash-district-robles.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58207428-90/raised-cash-district-robles.html.csp">Robles’ strategy for defeating Stewart: more voting by mail</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T22:04:10.992-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 10:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In her bid to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart, state Sen. Luz Robles will focus almost exclusively on registering new voters and encouraging people to vote by mail. Her strategy is fueled by a desire to enfranchise Utahns who have become disengaged with government. It also may be her only hope of winning in Utah’s 2nd Congressional District, a sprawling, heavily Republican area that stretches from Bountiful through Salt Lake City and all the way to St. George. “The only way we are goin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207428@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:04:10 MDT Letter: Policies turn taxes into campaign funding http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206868-82/campaign-taxes-donations-financing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206868-82/campaign-taxes-donations-financing.html.csp">Letter: Policies turn taxes into campaign funding</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:21:46.876-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The replacement of corporate campaign financing with public campaign financing that I’ve always dreamed of has been given birth here in Utah. Gov. Herbert, Attorney General Reyes and our legislators are appealing to every court in the land regarding the granting of civil rights to same-sex couples, the possibility of securing federally held lands, and providing Medicaid for eligible Utahns. They are aware their chances of altering decisions made in each of these cases is slim at best. So why ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206868@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:21:46 MDT Owens changes campaign bosses in race against Mia Love http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58206715-90/owens-campaign-district-love.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58206715-90/owens-campaign-district-love.html.csp">Owens changes campaign bosses in race against Mia Love</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T20:16:15.517-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 08:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Democratic congressional candidate Doug Owens swapped campaign managers recently, a move he says was long planned, but his former aide asserts was made because they disagreed on direction. Casey Frary moved from Washington, D.C., to lead Owens’ race for the 4th District, replacing Emily Hollingshead, who is now assisting four Democratic candidates for legislative and county offices. “Doug and I just didn’t see eye to eye on how things should go,” Hollingshead said Monday. “It was a kind of mutua...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206715@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:16:15 MDT Mia Love a fundraising Goliath, Owens tries to catch up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58190056-90/love-campaign-owens-district.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58190056-90/love-campaign-owens-district.html.csp">Mia Love a fundraising Goliath, Owens tries to catch up</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T22:42:10.287-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 10:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In campaign speeches, Mia Love has equated her second run for Congress to the David and Goliath story, urging her supporters to run with her as she tries to slay the giant and win a seat in the House. But a quick glance at the latest campaign finance reports, filed late Tuesday, makes it abundantly clear that in Utah’s 4th District, she’s Goliath. Love, a Republican and the former mayor of Saratoga Springs, raised $730,800 in the past three months, an unprecedented amount for a House candidate i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190056@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:42:10 MDT Editorial: Shurtleff and Swallow will have their day in court http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58186580-82/shurtleff-swallow-charges-attorney.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58186580-82/shurtleff-swallow-charges-attorney.html.csp">Editorial: Shurtleff and Swallow will have their day in court</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T16:58:41.876-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The gears of justice sometimes grind slowly. In Utah Tuesday, those gears finally meshed in a way that promises to bring months of investigations — and, allegedly, years of misdeeds at high levels of our government — to resolution. Both those accused and their alleged victims — which, in this case, would be all the people of the state — can now look forward to a day in court when all the truth can finally come out. Former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow were arrested and charg...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58186580@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:58:41 MDT Milbank: The tea party’s embrace of martyrdom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58164856-82/mcdaniel-cochran-party-campaign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58164856-82/mcdaniel-cochran-party-campaign.html.csp">Milbank: The tea party’s embrace of martyrdom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T11:33:08.131-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Hiroo Onoda, the last imperial Japanese soldier to surrender after World War II, hid in a jungle in the Philippines for 29 years, refusing to believe that the war was over. He finally turned himself in, wearing his sword, cap and patched uniform, in 1974. Onoda died this year at age 91, but his passion for lost causes lives on — in the person of Chris McDaniel, a failed Senate candidate in Mississippi. McDaniel, a tea party darling, lost a GOP primary runoff on June 24 to incumbent ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58164856@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:33:08 MDT Afghan officials: Ghani leads in disputed vote http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58158360-68/abdullah-ghani-monday-afghanistan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58158360-68/abdullah-ghani-monday-afghanistan.html.csp">Afghan officials: Ghani leads in disputed vote</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T19:13:31.436-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 07:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kabul, Afghanistan • Former World Bank official Ashraf Ghani is leading his rival, former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah, in a presidential runoff that would mark Afghanistan’s first transfer of power through the ballot, according to preliminary results released Monday by election authorities. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced that Ghani, an ethnic Pashtun, had secured 56 percent of the vote, while Abdullah, who is popular among the Tajik community, won 43 percent. The tal...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58158360@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:13:31 MDT Robinson: Clinton succeeds in being underestimated http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58146672-82/clinton-hillary-nomination-believe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58146672-82/clinton-hillary-nomination-believe.html.csp">Robinson: Clinton succeeds in being underestimated</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eugene Robinson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T16:30:48.185-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 04:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • In politics, as in many endeavors, it helps to be underestimated. In this sense, Hillary Clinton is doing great. Clinton’s book tour, which bears some resemblance to a presidential campaign, is being portrayed as some kind of disaster. Her attempt to portray her family as less than fabulously wealthy was bad; her effort to justify that pretense was worse. Her political instincts seem rusty, her reflexes a bit slow. To top it off, the book she’s flogging — a memoir of her years as se...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58146672@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:30:48 MDT Sarkozy fights back in face of corruption charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58144150-68/sarkozy-political-azibert-investigation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58144150-68/sarkozy-political-azibert-investigation.html.csp">Sarkozy fights back in face of corruption charges</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By THOMAS ADAMSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T18:19:35.536-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 06:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • Former President Nicolas Sarkozy has accused France’s justice system of trying to “humiliate” and “destroy” him after he was charged in a corruption probe. The former conservative party leader fought back in a broadcast interview Wednesday, just hours after his release from questioning over a investigation into allegations that he took $67 million in illegal campaign funds from Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi. The detention — a very unusual move for such a high-level figure — has dominated Frenc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581441502014-07-02T18:19:35.536-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-02T18:19:35.536-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58144150@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:19:35 MDT Feds launch media campaign on immigration dangers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58144097-68/campaign-message-television-border.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58144097-68/campaign-message-television-border.html.csp">Feds launch media campaign on immigration dangers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T22:00:06.965-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 10:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mission, Texas • Overwhelmed by a surge in illegal immigration, especially by unaccompanied children, the U.S. government has launched a $1 million international media campaign warning families in Central America that it’s best to stay at home. Standing beside the Rio Grande on Wednesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said the message aimed primarily at Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador is two-part: The trip to the United States is extremely dangerous, and im...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581440972014-07-02T22:00:06.965-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-02T22:00:06.965-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58144097@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:00:06 MDT Sarkozy detained in French corruption probe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58138344-68/sarkozy-french-case-investigation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58138344-68/sarkozy-french-case-investigation.html.csp">Sarkozy detained in French corruption probe</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SYLVIE CORBET and ANGELA CHARLTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T17:19:05.468-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was in police custody Tuesday, apparently under questioning in an investigation linked to allegations that he took $50 million in illegal campaign funds from Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi. But will the shocking detention and sordid case torpedo Sarkozy’s chances at a presidential comeback? Maybe not. Sarkozy, a political survivor who’s been touring the world with his pop singer wife, is still among the most popular politicians in France despite a pile of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581383442014-07-02T17:19:05.468-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-02T17:19:05.468-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58138344@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:19:05 MDT McAllister changes course, will seek re-election http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58133400-68/mcallister-district-congressman-election.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58133400-68/mcallister-district-congressman-election.html.csp">McAllister changes course, will seek re-election</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MELINDA DESLATTE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T12:37:23.539-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 12:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baton Rouge, La. • The married congressman who refused to leave office after he was seen kissing a female aide on grainy security footage changed course Monday, announcing that he would run for re-election despite the scandal and calls from the GOP leadership for his resignation. Rep. Vance McAllister said in April after the video was posted on the website of a Louisiana newspaper that he wouldn’t seek another term. But two months later, the freshman congressman has reversed course and said he w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58133400@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:37:23 MDT Hiatt: Remembering ‘The Zhivago Affair’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58132106-82/pasternak-zhivago-book-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58132106-82/pasternak-zhivago-book-russian.html.csp">Hiatt: Remembering ‘The Zhivago Affair’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Fred Hiatt</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T14:29:26.663-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 02:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In fall 1958, when Russian author Boris Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Soviet regime unleashed a campaign of vilification against their native son so brutal that it drove the author, then 68, to contemplate suicide. Pasternak’s crime was to have written a novel, “Dr. Zhivago,” that did not glorify the Bolshevik Revolution — and to allow the book to be published abroad when Communist authorities banned it at home. These days, Americans who remember “Dr. Zhivago” likely ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58132106@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:29:26 MDT Friday’s sports TV/radio programming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58120452-77/tgc-tour-championship-practice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58120452-77/tgc-tour-championship-practice.html.csp">Friday’s sports TV/radio programming</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T16:01:45.514-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 04:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Television — Athletics • U.S. Outdoor Championships, 8 p.m., NBCSN Auto racing • NASCAR, Nationwide Series, final practice for John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300, 7 a.m., FS1 • Sprint Cup, practice for Quaker State 400, 8:30 a.m., FS1 • “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Quaker State 400, 11 a.m., FS1 • Pole qualifying for John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300, 1:30 p.m., FS1 • Pole qualifying for Quaker State 400, 3:30 p.m., FS1 • John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300, 5:30 p.m., FS1 Boxing • Lig...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58120452@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:01:45 MDT Quiet for years, Cracker Jack is breaking out http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58113363-79/brand-cracker-jack-facebook.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58113363-79/brand-cracker-jack-facebook.html.csp">Quiet for years, Cracker Jack is breaking out</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T10:03:02.372-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 10:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It would be impossible to put a dollar value on how much “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” the 1908 song ritually sung by baseball fans during the seventh-inning stretch, has had for the 121-year-old snack named in the refrain, “Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack.” But in a segment for “On the Media,” the syndicated public radio show produced by WNYC, Mike Pesca once tried to assess the value, equating it with Cracker Jack placing an advertisement along outfield walls of all of the major league...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58113363@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:03:02 MDT Hunt: Bennet’s plan to keep the Senate Democratic http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58103503-82/senate-bennet-democratic-democrats.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58103503-82/senate-bennet-democratic-democrats.html.csp">Hunt: Bennet’s plan to keep the Senate Democratic</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Albert R. Hunt</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-23T12:11:00.049-06:00">Updated Jun 23, 2014 12:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Congress is dysfunctional, yet there are interesting, thoughtful members — Republicans and Democrats. In the top tier is Colorado’s Democratic junior senator, Michael Bennet. He’s an expectations-buster. With no background, he became a successful financial executive. He won high praise as head of the Denver school system, even though he had little experience in education, and after being appointed to fill a vacant seat in the Senate in 2009, he won election in 2010, a dreadful year ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58103503@www.sltrib.com Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:11:00 MDT John Swallow getting a new lawyer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58086224-78/swallow-snow-john-defense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58086224-78/swallow-snow-john-defense.html.csp">John Swallow getting a new lawyer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T07:27:38.68-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 07:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Former Attorney General John Swallow is parting ways with his defense lawyer, Rod Snow, even as the long-running investigation appears to be nearing its conclusion. “It was a mutual decision,” Snow said Wednesday. He said Swallow is transitioning to new counsel, which is expected to be completed by next week. “We are not at liberty to provide further detail. However, it was agreed it would be in John’s best interest to make the move now,” Snow said. “We remain hopeful that John will be exonera...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58086224@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:27:38 MDT Keating: Afghanistan’s election is starting to go off the rails http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58088334-82/abdullah-election-afghanistan-campaign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58088334-82/abdullah-election-afghanistan-campaign.html.csp">Keating: Afghanistan’s election is starting to go off the rails</a></h4>