CANDIDATE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CANDIDATE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Rubin: Jeb lacks the tea party’s anger http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57801895-82/bush-conservative-anger-fight.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57801895-82/bush-conservative-anger-fight.html.csp">Rubin: Jeb lacks the tea party’s anger</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Rubin</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T17:33:44.752-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 05:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By Jennifer Rubin The Washington Post The widespread conservative media freak-out over Jeb Bush’s potential presidential candidacy has mostly centered on his expressing empathy for those who come illegally to the United States seeking a better life for their families. But something else is going on. Some have accused Bush of fearing the parry and thrust of campaigning. Yet according to The New York Times, Bush said his decision on whether to run would be based “in part on whether he thinks 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57801895@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:33:44 MDT News roundup: Iowa candidate threatens castration by gun http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57800868-64/trib-utah-fox-news.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57800868-64/trib-utah-fox-news.html.csp">News roundup: Iowa candidate threatens castration by gun</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="2014-04-10T07:35:27.623-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 07:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Iowa candidate threatens castration by gun. 10th Circuit takes up same-sex marriage case today. Utah asks top state court to drop gay marriage adoptions. Happy Thursday. First there was the Senate candidate from Iowa who noted she would take her skills in castrating pigs to Washington and now there's the Senate candidate from Iowa who wants to use his Glock to accomplish the same point. Bob Quast, an independent candidate, shows off his pistol and brandishes a knife as he threatens bodily...</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> 57800868@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:35:27 MDT Rolly: Some cry foul over party chair/candidate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57771017-82/cozzens-party-republican-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57771017-82/cozzens-party-republican-county.html.csp">Rolly: Some cry foul over party chair/candidate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By paul rolly</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T09:36:18.033-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 09:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Count My Vote debate inside the Utah Republican Party is now being played out in an intraparty battle for House District 72 in Cedar City. Iron County Republican Chairman Blake Cozzens is challenging the incumbent, Rep. John Westwood, R-Cedar City, for the GOP nomination. Cozzens has been one of the lead opponents of the Count My Vote initiative and his Iron County Republican Party was the first entity to contribute a large amount of money to the political action committee backing the anti-C...</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> 57771017@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 09:36:18 MDT Letter: Merrill Cook always a fair, diligent candidate, public servant http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57771788-82/merrill-cook-camille-candidate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57771788-82/merrill-cook-camille-candidate.html.csp">Letter: Merrill Cook always a fair, diligent candidate, public servant</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T01:01:06.599-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paul Rolly’s piece earlier this week about Merrill Cook taking care of his sweet wife, Camille, was right on (“Combative candidate Cook now a tender caregiver,” Opinion, April 1). Over the years we have found Merrill to be a genuinely caring and honest candidate and, when he won, a good public servant. One Saturday morning while working in the Salt Lake City mayor’s race for his opponent, we ran into him and Camille campaigning in Rose Park. The two of them could not have been more gracious o...</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> 57771788@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:01:06 MDT Republican field narrows in race for U.S. House seat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57754464-90/2012-board-candidate-candidates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57754464-90/2012-board-candidate-candidates.html.csp">Republican field narrows in race for U.S. House 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="2014-03-31T21:44:09.257-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 09:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A surprise Republican candidate for Utah’s only open U.S. House seat has decided to step aside. Jennifer Johnson, a member of the state Board of Education, filed to run in the 4th Congressional District on March 20, the last possible day. Since then, she has talked with family, friends and political insiders and decided not to seek the office now held by Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah. “The timing is just not right,” Johnson said Monday, the day she planned to formally exit the race. Her decision lea...</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> 57754464@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:44:09 MDT News roundup: Senate candidate threatens D.C. with 'castration' http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57732369-64/trib-gov-news-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/57732369-64/trib-gov-news-utah.html.csp">News roundup: Senate candidate threatens D.C. with 'castration'</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="2014-03-26T07:40:12.671-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 07:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Senate candidate threatens D.C. with 'castration.' Bishop seeks environmental review for Antiquities Act designations. Swallow probe took 17 investigators 9,300 hours. Happy Wednesday. Americans aren't big fans of Congress or Washington in general but no one before has threatened to, well, take such extreme measures as a Senate candidate suggests in a new television ad. Iowa's Joni Ernst says in a new 30-second spot that she knows what to do when she's election: -&gt; "I grew up castratin...</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> 57732369@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:40:12 MDT Rolly: Swallow chasers refuse to clean their own House http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57703818-82/sltrib-lobbyists-swallow-delegates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57703818-82/sltrib-lobbyists-swallow-delegates.html.csp">Rolly: Swallow chasers refuse to clean their own House</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T16:47:34.585-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 04:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Republican-dominated Utah House of Representatives shined during this past year when it oversaw an investigation that found several ethical and legal violations were committed by Republican Attorney General John Swallow. Much of the muck, House-appointed investigators found, centered around dark campaign money that was deliberately laundered through various PACs to hide the source of the cash. So the rally cry went out and several ethics bills were proffered to bring more transparency to the...</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> 57703818@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:47:34 MDT Commentary: Rick Perry might serious contender in 2016 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693954-82/perry-pre-bush-2016.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693954-82/perry-pre-bush-2016.html.csp">Commentary: Rick Perry might serious contender in 2016</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ed Rogers</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Special to The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T15:28:36.886-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 03:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By Ed Rogers Special to The Washington Post Does Texas Gov. Rick Perry deserve another look from Republican know-it-alls? Speaking as something of a know-it-all, I think so. Many people were first exposed to Perry when he assumed the governorship in December 2000, after George W. Bush was elected president. For whatever reason, Bush loyalists in Washington viciously belittled Perry. The antipathy the Bush crowd had for Perry in 2001 cannot be understated. I deferred to my Bush allies and pil...</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> 57693954@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:28:36 MDT Letter: Let’s just put parties on ballot and let winner choose leaders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57681759-82/voting-ballot-parties-straight.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57681759-82/voting-ballot-parties-straight.html.csp">Letter: Let’s just put parties on ballot and let winner choose leaders</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T01:01:08.243-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Another session of the Legislature has ended and the issue of straight ticket voting hasn’t been addressed. I think that instead of campaigns and yard signs, we should have parties on the ballot and the winner names the candidate after the elections. I believe that this would be a disquieting solution to a lot of voting issues. Dale Curtis West Valley 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> 57681759@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:01:08 MDT Utah elections reshaped with compromise on Count My Vote initiative http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57680041-90/ballot-candidate-caucus-compromise.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57680041-90/ballot-candidate-caucus-compromise.html.csp">Utah elections reshaped with compromise on Count My Vote initiative</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T00:04:02.325-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 12:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After months of gathering more than 100,000 signatures and spending more than $1 million, organizers of the Count My Vote abandoned their ballot initiative effort, opting for a compromise that will provide candidates with an alternative to going through the party caucus-and-convention system. Under the new regime beginning in 2016, a candidate could still go through the party convention system and try to win the nomination by garnering support from enough delegates. But the hopeful could also g...</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> 57680041@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:04:02 MDT Major legislative proposals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57672176-90/campaign-legislative-require-candidates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57672176-90/campaign-legislative-require-candidates.html.csp">Major legislative proposals</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T21:29:01.629-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 09:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">— Report recommends changes The Utah House Special Investigative Committee report recommended a series of changes, including: Campaign finance law • require “major donors” to file campaign contribution reports • make it a civil or criminal violation when candidates, parties or campaign committees “coordinate” expenditures or activities with corporations or political action/issues committees • require consultants to report expenditures on behalf of a candidate Ethics law • expand the scope of...</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> 57672176@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:29:01 MDT Will: The face of IRS behavior http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57659691-82/irs-behavior-conservative-groups.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57659691-82/irs-behavior-conservative-groups.html.csp">Will: The face of IRS behavior</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T11:00:36.408-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 11:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON — What’s been said of confession — that it is good for one’s soul but bad for one’s reputation — can also be true of testifying to Congress, so Lois Lerner has chosen to stay silent. Hers, however, is an eloquent silence. The most intrusive and potentially most punitive federal agency has been politicized; the IRS has become an appendage of Barack Obama’s party. Furthermore, congruent with exhortations from some congressional Democrats, it is intensifying its efforts to suffocate grou...</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> 57659691@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:00:36 MDT Lawmakers, advocates confirm Utah Count My Vote compromise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57621718-90/vote-count-signatures-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57621718-90/vote-count-signatures-utah.html.csp">Lawmakers, advocates confirm Utah Count My Vote compromise</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T09:42:40.089-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 09:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lawmakers and Count My Vote leaders confirmed Sunday that they had reached a deal on the controversial ballot initiative. After a Saturday news conference was scrubbed at the last minute amid disagreement over details of the bill language, both sides announced Sunday that candidates for office will be allowed to gather signatures to get on a primary ballot, rather than go exclusively through the parties’ caucuses and conventions. “This is an elegant solution that significantly enhances participa...</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> 57621718@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:42:40 MDT It’s back on: Legislators, Count My Vote renew deal on election reform http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57619746-90/vote-count-signatures-ballot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57619746-90/vote-count-signatures-ballot.html.csp">It’s back on: Legislators, Count My Vote renew deal on election reform</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="2014-03-03T09:24:20.708-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 09:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An on-again, off-again deal between organizers of the Count My Vote ballot initiative and state legislators is back on, after a false start, a cancelled news conference and a day of negotiations Saturday. In the end, the deal struck to overhaul Utah’s system of nominating candidates is much the same as it stood Friday night: Count My Vote will get a system where candidates for office could gather signatures to get on a primary ballot, rather than going through the parties’ caucuses and conventi...</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> 57619746@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:24:20 MDT Utah bill would add teeth to campaign-disclosure law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57591517-90/law-bill-candidate-candidates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57591517-90/law-bill-candidate-candidates.html.csp">Utah bill would add teeth to campaign-disclosure law</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="2014-02-24T20:45:35.886-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 08:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Candidates would, for the first time, have to pay a fine for failing to disclose donors within 30 days under a bill cleared Monday by a Utah House committee. HB246, sponsored by Rep. Craig Hall, R-West Valley City, imposes a fine of $50 or 15 percent the value of the contribution if office seekers fail to comply with a law requiring candidates to report contributions within 30 days of receiving the funds. The requirement is in law already, but there is no penalty. “Rules without punishments are...</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> 57591517@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:45:35 MDT