Romney's email hacked. Walker survives recall vote. Did Wimmer jump the gun on the Nevada job announcement.
Happy Wednesday. Someone has hacked into Mitt Romney's personal email account and changed the passwords, according to the website Gawker, which received an anonymous email with the information. How did the hacker do it? By answering the security question: "What is your favorite pet?"
-> The actual answer is blacked out in Gawker's posting, but we're guessing that it was probably "Seamus." Romney's campaign has asked the authorities to investigate. [Mashable]
Topping the news: Did Carl Wimmer jump the gun with his announcement of becoming the Nevada GOP political director? Several Nevada officials say it's not so, some even claiming they'd never heard of Wimmer. [Trib] [DNews] [LasVegasRJ]
-> Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker becomes the first governor in America to survive a recall election, winning about 7 percent more than his challenger. [JournalSentinel]
-> Salt Lake County Republican mayoral candidates are going after each other in mailers and email blasts. [UtahPolicy]
-> National Journal takes a quick look at former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt who is heading Romney's transition team. [NJ]
Tweet of the day: @UtMormonDemoGuy: "But, @CarlWimmer promised he was leaving Utah, right? He can't take that back, right?!?"
Happy birthday: To Glen Warchol and The Washington Post's Felicia Sonmez.
Ten Years Ago: The Salt Lake Tribune's front-page from June 6, 2002, about a 14-year-old girl abducted from her home. [Trib]
Congrats: The Salt Lake Tribune's Brandon Loomis, Rick Egan and Dave Noyce have won the prestigious Grantham Award for Environmental Reporting and were honored last night at a Washington ceremony. [Trib]
In other news: The debate between Sen. Orrin Hatch and Dan Liljenquist has been set for Friday, June 15 at 9 a.m. on KSL Radio. Hatch still says no to any TV debates. [DNews] However, Liljenquist is still set on more debates, even if it's a cardboard stand-in of Hatch. [Trib] [DailyHerald]
-> Gov. Gary Herbert appoints an environmental consultant and economist to head up his Balanced Resource Council. [Trib]
-> Liljenquist is for Romney, even though Romney is for Hatch. The Hatch challenger name-drops Bain Capital and points out he once worked for "Mitt's company." [WaPost]
-> Is the passion of the Tea Party over? 2nd district race shows confusion and doubts among GOP delegates. [Trib]
-> A larger-than-usual voter turnout is expected for Utah's June 26 primary with several competitive races on the ballot (and one, not-so-competitive presidential race). [UtahPolicy]
-> A new Salt Lake County committee has been created which will oversee the future of the Foothills and Canyons Overlay Zone. Members include homeowners associations, representatives from the ski industry and environmental groups. [Trib]
-> Paul Rolly points out that a registered sex-offender, running for Granite School Board, would not be able to step foot in the schools he would represent if elected. [Trib]
2012 watch: Some Republicans are not on the Romney train when it comes to opposing federal money for green-energy companies. [TheHill]
-> Paul Ryan is hosting a "Mad Men" themed fundraising party for Romney. Is his overt support of the candidate a clear intent to gun for the VP spot? [TheHill]
-> Romney launches a volley of Spanish online-ads to shake Latino confidence in the president by pointing out that Hispanic unemployment has been low under Obama. [CNN]
-> Republicans eye the long-shot state of Pennsylvania for an upset, if nothing else to distract the Obama camp. [AP]
-> Romney says Obama should stop blaming Bush for the economy, but Democrats fire back that Republicans ignore Romney's first years as Massachusetts governor. [NYTimes]
-> The ACLU is asking Romney to return to his beginnings supporting gay rights, reproductive rights and immigration reform. [WaPost]
-> We know that Obama-supported Solyndra failed, but Romney's Konarka goes under as well. Democrats call out Romney's hipocracy of "picking winners and losers." [WaPost]
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