Romney aide writing tell-tale book. Hatch wants immigrants' DNA. New complaint against Swallow.
Happy Wednesday. A former Mitt Romney aide is writing a book on what he says were the major mistakes in the campaign, including some made by the candidate himself. Other former advisers says the author wrote op-eds and wasn't in on the biggest decisions. [Globe]
-> Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love says she's running again against Rep. Jim Matheson in 2014. [StandEx]
-> The former head of Utah's consumer protection division has filed a complaint alleging AG John Swallow violated ethical standards when he talked to a business owner facing fines for violating telemarketing laws. [Trib]
Tweet of the day: From @joshualyman: "What's a little lap-band surgery in pursuit of the Presidency? No pain, no gain!"
Happy birthday: To the U.'s Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers, state Sen. Mark Madsen, the Governor's Office of Economic Development's Sophia DiCaro, State Board of Regents' Spencer Jenkins, former State Rep. Kenneth Summison and Former State Sen. Phil Riesen.
In other news: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the sequestration cuts hitting her department will impact tourists visiting national parks and oil companies seeking leases. [Trib]
-> A BYU graduated nominated to be the U.S. ambassador to Libya says security will be foremost in her mind if she's confirmed to the post. [Trib]
-> WVC Mayor Mike Winder says he's reviewing how the police scandal in his city happened and how to avoid such embarrassments in the future. [Trib]
-> Paul Rolly notes that Murray Mayor Dan Snarr's SLC traffic ticket is turning into a political circus. [Trib]
-> Pat Bagley offers his take on what freedom now means. [Trib]
-> State Sen. Luz Robles is considering a congressional bid. [Vanocur]
-> Springdale is paying for lawyers for its city manager and police during the investigation into their targeting of lawyers. [Trib]
-> Rep. Rob Bishop says in an op-ed that the federal-state partnership is totally out of whack. [DNews]
-> The U. law school has received a $4.5 million gift as it prepares to move into its new home. [DNews]
-> Mayors Ralph Becker and Ben McAdams join others to promote biking to work. [Trib]
Nationally: Voters are forgiving: Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford wins a special election after defeating the sister of Stephen Colbert. [TheState]
-> NJ Gov. Chris Christie had lap-band surgery to try and slim down his weight, a move some see as a step toward a White House bid. [NYPost]
-> Gun violence is dramatically down in the United States but nearly three-quarters of all homicides involve a firearm. [WaPost]
-> Senate Majority Reid Harry Reid likens tea party Sen. Ted Cruz a schoolyard bully for blocking a measure to appoint conferees on the budget. [Yahoo]
-> The DOW closed above 15,000 for the first time, a sign of an improving economy. [AP]
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