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President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton stand together on stage at the end of a campaign event at the New Amsterdam Theatre, Monday, June 4, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
News roundup: GOP hits Obama on ties to celebrities

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]

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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]

Tweet of the day: From @RalstonFlash: "This is classic: The new political director of the NV GOP will live in...Utah: http://bit.ly/LfWyfc #itdoesntmatter"

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]

-> The Obama camp acknowledges this is going to be a tight race, but the electoral map is still on their side. [TheHill] [LATimes]

-> Electing Romney because he's a good leader? Nah. Because it'll make Republicans stop their gridlock, says a left-leaning columnist. [WaPost]

-> Obama's latest ad question's Romney's records on jobs while Mass. Governor. [NYTimes] Romeny's former Lt. Governor defends his tenure, calling the ad dishonest. [CNN]

-> 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]

Where are they?

  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz returns to DC for evening votes.
  • AG Mark Shurtleff has a division chiefs meeting.
  • Gov. Gary Herbert tours Dytron, Inc. in the morning, then has closed meetings discussing Talisker Mountain Resort, clean coal technologies and the upcoming Bloomberg Conference. Other topics include public education and tax commission openings.
  • SL Co. Peter Corroon addresses the Salt Lake Chamber International Committee and the Salt Lake County Council.
  • SLC Mayor Ralph Becker returns to Utah and attends a City Council meeting.
  • WVC Mayor Mike Winder sits down with Salt Lake Tribune’s Pam Manson, attends a city council meeting, and meets with the Future of Millcreek group.
  • President Barack Obama has no public events.

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-- Andreas Rivera

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