Wimmer is Nevada-bound. Obama hits Broadway. A liberal comes up with a reason to vote Romney.
Happy Tuesday. President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton took New York by storm, fundraising on Broadway and chiding the GOP all the way through. [CNN] [NYTimes] But Republicans are going after the president for cozying up to celebrities when he should be helping average Americans. [WaPost]
Topping the news: Carl Wimmer is now the political director for the Nevada Republicans, planning to commute back to Utah on weekends. Some say he's being handed a "clunker," as the state's GOP party is fractured and has even lost the confidence of the Republican National Committee and Mitt Romney. [Trib] [Fox13]
-> David Axelrod says former Utah governor Mike Leavitt's appointment to Romney's transition team in the long run, means nothing. [Politico]
Happy birthday: To Ernest Burgess, Taylorsville City Council member.
In other news: The Utah Taxpayers Association says Draper City is rushing a $29 million bond for a new rec center, even though a majority of residents say they'd vote for it. [Trib] Local businesses side with the association saying that such a rec center would hurt them. [DNews] [DailyHerald]
-> Republican Mark Crockett wants to run Salt Lake County more like a large company. [Trib]
-> A packed city hall applauds the South Jordan City Council for taking employee benefits off the chopping block. [Trib]
-> A 2009 interview with Jon Huntsman reveals that the tension between Attorney General's office and the Division of Commerce for Consumer Protections goes back a long ways. [ABC4]
-> Former general and Utah Governor-hopeful Peter Cooke is opposed to giving up Fort Douglas to the U if the Olympics happen to return to Salt Lake. [KCPW]
2012 watch: Both camps prepare for another month of big fundraising. Mitt Romney hits the west coast while Barack Obama mingles with the "Hollywood and New York elite." [Reuters] Sarah Jessica Parker amps up fundraising and ads for Obama. [ABCNews]
-> Electing Romney because he's a good leader? Nah. Because it'll make Republicans stop their gridlock, says a left-leaning columnist. [WaPost]
-> Romney gains lead with middle-income voters ($36K-$90K), while Obama maintains big lead in lower-income and non-white voters. [Politico]
-> Romney set to campaign in Texas, ATM of the south, this week, not for votes but for cash. [MSNBC]
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-- Andreas Rivera