CAMPAIGN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CAMPAIGN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Amend Constitution to reform campaign finance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57837318-82/citizens-united-amend-constitutional.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57837318-82/citizens-united-amend-constitutional.html.csp">Letter: Amend Constitution to reform campaign finance</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T19:07:06.208-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 07:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Let’s get serious about a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United and McCutcheon. I feel strongly the Citizens United decision and the recent decision further reducing restrictions on monetary political contributions by the Supreme Court are damaging to us as citizens of the United States. I think they should be voided by constitutional amendments. Arthur Clevenger Salt Lake City</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57837318@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:06 MDT Romney returns to political stage as GOP prepares for midterms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57835965-68/romney-former-party-campaign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57835965-68/romney-former-party-campaign.html.csp">Romney returns to political stage as GOP prepares for midterms</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Costa and Philip Rucker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> (c) 2014, The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T10:12:45.435-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 10:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One rainy morning this month, the man who thought he would be president boarded a train near his beach house in San Diego. He stepped off in Burbank, Calif., and caught a ride to a sound stage, where his on-again, off-again political consigliere, Mike Murphy, was waiting to shoot a commercial on a set that bore more than a passing resemblance to the Oval Office. Looking and sounding like a president out of central casting, he nailed his lines. The crew called him “one-take Romney,” and before he...</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> 57835965@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:12:45 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: Farewell to a Nobel laureate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57836113-66/cnn-com-http-2014.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57836113-66/cnn-com-http-2014.html.csp">The Cricket’s Daily 3: Farewell to a Nobel laureate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T09:32:39.724-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 09:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of such sweeping classics as “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera,” has died at the age of 87. [CNN] • Mara Wilson, once a cute child star and now a writer and sharp Twitter user, has shot down the idea of reprising her role in a “Mrs. Doubtfire” sequel. [Entertainment Weekly] • A social-media campaign is urging L.A. film crews to boycott the production of the Gregg Allman...</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> 57836113@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:32:39 MDT Gun control: A year after background check defeat, modest goals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57826641-68/gun-background-democratic-senate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57826641-68/gun-background-democratic-senate.html.csp">Gun control: A year after background check defeat, modest goals</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALAN FRAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T08:49:33.487-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 08:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Democratic worries about this November’s elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama’s effort to pass new curbs on firearms. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., recently said he needs additional votes before revisiting a proposed expansion of gun sale background checks that the Senate derailed last April. That has left a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578266412014-04-16T08:49:33.487-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T08:49:33.487-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57826641@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:49:33 MDT Chris Stewart has big cash lead over Robles in Utah’s 2nd District http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57822356-90/bank-campaign-democratic-district.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57822356-90/bank-campaign-democratic-district.html.csp">Chris Stewart has big cash lead over Robles in Utah’s 2nd District</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="2014-04-15T18:48:06.626-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 06:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rep. Chris Stewart has a big financial advantage in his bid for a second term. The latest campaign-finance reports, filed late Monday, show that his campaign is humming along, producing mailers, releasing radio ads and monitoring poll results. His opponents have been far less active. Stewart, a Republican from Farmington who captured the 2nd District seat in 2012, has raised $143,700 since the start of the year and spent about $108,400 of it. He’s left with $205,400 in his campaign account. H...</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> 57822356@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:48:06 MDT Cash fuels pacesetters in bid to fill Matheson’s seat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57818793-90/campaign-candidates-com-fuehr.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57818793-90/campaign-candidates-com-fuehr.html.csp">Cash fuels pacesetters in bid to fill Matheson’s seat</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="2014-04-14T22:34:33.122-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 10:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Three candidates, three separate strategies and a whole lot of money. The latest campaign-finance reports, which were due Monday, show some big differences between the most prominent people vying to replace Rep. Jim Matheson in Congress. On the Republican side, there’s Mia Love, the national GOP darling, fighting against Bob Fuehr, the self-funding businessman. On the Democratic side is Doug Owens, a lawyer who has buddied up to some of the state’s biggest power players. Love, the Republican who...</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> 57818793@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:34:33 MDT Letter: Cost of running for office getting out of hand http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57797282-82/campaign-cost-getting-political.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57797282-82/campaign-cost-getting-political.html.csp">Letter: Cost of running for office getting out of hand</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T09:17:39.41-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re “Utahns among mega-donors unleashed by court ruling,” Tribune, April 7: Isn’t this getting out of hand? What if all these political contributions went to public education or cleaning up the air? Think of all the junk mail we wouldn’t get. The cost of a political campaign is beyond reason. I filed as a candidate for the House 30 minutes prior to the end of the deadline. Yes, it was a hasty decision. Then I learned that a good campaign runs $40,000 for the House (and $100,000 for the Utah Sen...</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> 57797282@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:17:39 MDT Dickerson: The hard question for Hillary: Why run for president? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57801921-82/clinton-question-kennedy-campaign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57801921-82/clinton-question-kennedy-campaign.html.csp">Dickerson: The hard question for Hillary: Why run for president?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By John Dickerson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Slate</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T10:18:01.497-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 10:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON ­­— Hillary Clinton has answered a question about her presidential journey again. (Tea leaf readers to the front office, please.) During an interview as a part of an appearance at a marketing conference, the former secretary of state said: “I am thinking about it, but I am going to continue to think about it for a while. . The hard questions are not do you want to be president, or can you win. The hard questions are why. Why would you want to do this and what can you offer that could ...</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> 57801921@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:18:01 MDT Letter: Where is the price list for politicians? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57792109-82/price-buy-court-easier.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57792109-82/price-buy-court-easier.html.csp">Letter: Where is the price list for politicians?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T10:40:17.522-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 10:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I’m wondering if anyone knows where you can get a price list for politicians now that the Supreme Court has made it even easier to buy them (“Court loosens rules for big political campaign donors,” Tribune, April 2)? I’m looking for something that might list things like “personal response to letter, $50,” or “five minutes of [insert politician’s name here] time in hallway, $2,500.” This would make it easier for those of us without the big money to know what we could afford. Maybe they could pr...</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> 57792109@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:40:17 MDT Pitts: Wake up, people, and see the danger we’re in http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57794404-82/campaign-ostrander-americans-consider.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57794404-82/campaign-ostrander-americans-consider.html.csp">Pitts: Wake up, people, and see the danger we’re in</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Leonard Pitts Jr.</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Miami Herald</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T14:29:30.314-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 02:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This is a column about campaign finance reform. And your eyes glazed over just then, didn’t they? That’s the problem with this problem. Americans know that government truly of, by and for the people is unlikely if not impossible so long as the system is polluted by billions of dollars in contributions from corporations and individual billionaires. Half of us, according to Gallup, would like to see public financing of campaigns; nearly 80 percent want to limit campaign fund-raising. And yet someh...</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> 57794404@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:29:30 MDT News roundup: AG Holder touts 'vast amount' of prosecutorial discretion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57795167-64/trib-utah-campaign-former.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57795167-64/trib-utah-campaign-former.html.csp">News roundup: AG Holder touts 'vast amount' of prosecutorial discretion</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T07:31:39.529-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 07:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">AG Holder: I have 'vast amount' of prosecutorial discretion. New report raises more questions about Swallow, Shurtleff. Tax Freedom Day arrives later this year. Happy Wednesday. Under questioning by House Republicans, Attorney General Eric Holder says he has a "vast amount of discretion" in prosecutions as the GOP members complained about the Justice Department's positions on marijuana legalization, criminal sentencing and delays in Obamacare. "There is a vast amount of discretion that a ...</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> 57795167@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:31:39 MDT Letter: Becker’s nomination of former manager is inappropriate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57785628-82/mayor-becker-public-conflict.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57785628-82/mayor-becker-public-conflict.html.csp">Letter: Becker’s nomination of former manager is inappropriate</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T10:04:47.452-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 10:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re: “Conflict of interest? SLC mayor names an ally for post,” Tribune, April 4: Christopher Smart’s reporting of Mayor Ralph Becker’s recent nomination of Matt Lymon, the mayor’s ex-campaign manager, to a seat on the Salt Lake City Planning Commission, does raise questions about conflicts of interest, as stated by Councilman Luke Garrott, who is to be complimented for his direct public statement that “It’s not about Matt’s qualifications” but the “appearance” of a conflict. I would add that...</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> 57785628@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:04:47 MDT Utahns among mega-donors unleashed by court ruling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57787410-90/2012-bastian-campaign-candidates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57787410-90/2012-bastian-campaign-candidates.html.csp">Utahns among mega-donors unleashed by court ruling</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="2014-04-08T09:48:23.594-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 09:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A hedge-fund manager in Cottonwood Heights with deep ties to Wall Street and even deeper pockets is among an exclusive group of campaign contributors. Arthur Lipson is one of just three Utahns who hit the overall cap on political donations in 2012, a limit the Supreme Court obliterated in a major ruling last week. The other two are WordPerfect co-founder and gay-rights activist Bruce Bastian and John Riley Miller, a close friend of Mitt Romney’s who once ran National Beef Packing and now leads ...</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> 57787410@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:48:23 MDT Mercury News: Amendment needed to protect democracy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57785874-82/amendment-candidates-campaign-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57785874-82/amendment-candidates-campaign-court.html.csp">Mercury News: Amendment needed to protect democracy</a></h4>