Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Political Cornflakes
Tribune Political Reporters
Political Cornflakes is a clearinghouse for all kinds of intriguing political tidbits from our political team in Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C.

» E-mail

Subscribe (RSS)

Sign up for Political Cornflakes. Want to be in the know? Join the growing list of political junkies who receive the latest political news in an easy-to-read morning email.

Email cornflakes@sltrib.com to subscribe.




Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at the Newspapers Association of America/ American Society of News Editors luncheon gathering in Washington, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
News roundup: Will anti-Mormon voters still back Mitt?

Will anti-Mormon voters flock to Mitt? Lee: end 'monetary morphine.' DNC head blasts Hatch.

Happy Thursday. Now that Mitt Romney is on track to clinch the Republican nomination and become the first major presidential candidate who is Mormon, the question becomes what happens to all those voters out there who align with the GOP but say they won't back a Mormon candidate? Do they stay home? Do they embrace Mitt? Mother Jones' Tim Murphy explores the idea in a piece titled "Anti-Mormons for Mitt?" [MotherJones]

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Topping the news: Sen. Orrin Hatch, former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist and Rep. Chris Herrod have their first senatorial debate and Hatch's longtime Senate experience is a key issue. [Trib] [DNews] [Fox13] [Herald] [AP]. A video recap of the U.S. Senate debate: [DNews].

-> The head of the Democratic Party blasts Hatch for claiming that President Barack Obama will use Mitt Romney's Mormon faith against him this fall. [Trib] [ABC4] [AP] [Politico]

-> Sen. Mike Lee wants to end the "monetary morphine" at the Federal Reserve. [RedState]

Tweet of the day: @daveweigel: "If Yahoo! is firing people, the least they could do is get rid of the exclamation point."

Happy birthday: To Karen Crompton and Jim Urquhart.

Happening tomorrow: An open "meet and greet" for Republican state and county delegates to get to know the candidates running for office in Utah. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Old Historic Courthouse in Logan (199 N Main).

In other news: Rep. Jim Matheson has gone 6-0 against Republican challengers, leading this year's crop to say that they're not going to let the Utah Democrat label them as extreme or let him frame the debate. [DNews]

-> Pat Bagley offers his take on Wall Street's involvement the recent economic upturn. [Trib]

-> Bob Bernick compares congressional candidate Chris Stewart's bid to the 1992 run by author Richard Eyre. [UtahPolicy]

-> Hatch predicts Republicans will gain enough seats to hold a one-vote margin in the Senate next session, though he adds that he hopes it's a stronger margin. [Politico]

-> A proposed rule change at the Salt Lake County Democratic Convention could affect whether candidates face a primary or not. [UtahPolicy]

-> A Utah entrepeneur is expected to attend a White House bill signing. [DNews]

-> A Pew research study looks at the preferred words used for self-identification of ethnicity, finding a majority prefer the word "Hispanic" over "Latino." [Trib] [ABC4]

2012 Watch: Mitt Romney keeps photographers at a 150-foot distance -- at a newspaper association convention. [WaPost]

-> If Romney's 2002 gubernatorial bid is any hint, don't expect the candidate to embrace the "warm and fuzzy" persona this fall. Instead, look for him to go on the attack. [AP]

-> A Romney-Paul Ryan ticket? Some voters think its the perfect pairing. [WaPost]

-> Despite his hope to win his native state, Rick Santorum is slipping behind Romney in Pennsylvania polls [HuffPost], and is pleading with voters for their support. [LATimes]

-> Newt Gingrich, vowing to stay in the race, plans to gain traction with wins in North Carolina and Delaware coming into the convention. [WWAY]

-> Ron Paul's campaign went dark for 18 days last month and has only held one event this month, but he's not planning on dropping out of the race yet. [FoxNews]

-> Slate's David Weigel explains why he cast his ballot in D.C. for Jon Huntsman, a candidate who has been out of the race for three months. [Slate]

Where are they?

  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz meets with Republican delegates.
  • Gov. Gary Herbert lunches at Utah Sports Commission's State of Sport awards ceremony.
  • Lt. Gov. Greg Bell eats at the Sports Commission's luncheon and hits the Juab County Convention.
  • SL Co. Mayor Peter Corroon goes to a media day event at the Millcreek Community Center.
  • SLC Mayor Ralph Becker eats breakfast with community council chairs, heads to a Redevelopment Agency funding meeting, attends a Utah Economic Development Professional Association meeting, hits a Salt Lake Council of Governments meeting and makes a final stop at the Sugar House streetcar meeting.
  • WVC Mayor Mike Winder meets with delegates in Millcreek, goes to a Joint Policy Action committee and then attends the Salt Lake Council of Governments.
  • President Barack Obama signs the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act and then hosts a screening for the film, "To Kill a Mockingbird," in the White House theater.

Got a tip? A birthday, wedding or anniversary to announce? Email us at cornflakes@sltrib.com.

-- Thomas Burr and Laura Schmitz

Twitter.com/thomaswburr



Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
 
Jobs
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Login to the Electronic Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.