Five lessons learned from the primaries. Herbert says latest federal judicial ruling creates 'chaos.' Owens goes after Love in first debate.
Happy Wednesday. The tea party is beatable in Republican primaries -- though don't count it out yet -- and the Clinton political machine isn't as strong as one might think. Those are a couple of the lessons to be learned out of the primary contests in several states yesterday. Also, don't mess with Mitch McConnell. [ABCNews]
-> Doug Owens and Mia Love debated for the first time over the 4th Congressional District seat. Owens questioned Love's stances on education and the government shutdown, but Love said she would stay on the high road and not attack Owens. [Trib] [DNews] [Herald] [UtahPolicy] [KUTV] [KSL] [Fox13]
-> The Washington Post's list of "40 Under 40" for rising politicians includes Love and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. [WaPost]
Tweet of the day: From @JJFeedly: "Does anyone else have 'Another One Bites the Dust' stuck in their head? Same-sex marriage: Utah & Oregon"
-> From @gopTODD: "Wow. Sen. Howard Stephenson just praised @GovHerbert for studying and then vetoing his school committee bill."
Happy Birthday: To Elly Muth.
-> Gov. Gary Herbert says the state will reach his 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days goal five months early. [UtahPolicy]
-> Utah owes about $3.5 billion in debt, but the Utah State treasurer said that number is shrinking each year. [Trib]
-> Paul Rolly reports that Herbert's deputy chief of staff, Mike Mower, attempted to intercede on a vendor's behalf when it was denied a spot at the Sugar House Farmers Market. [Trib]
-> When Utah's new cannabis oil law goes into effect on July 1, not all doctors will recommend it to patients to treat epilepsy. [Trib]
-> The Governor's Office announced nominees to fill a 1st District Court judicial vacancy. [DNews]
-> House Speaker Becky Lockhart says Medicaid expansion and transportation funding are two of the most pressing issues facing the state's decision makers. [UtahPolicy]
Nationally: President Barack Obama said he has confidence in Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki in connection to the ill treatment of veterans in nursing home nationwide; Obama plans to wait until after the internal review before acting against the officials involved in the alleged scandal. [WaPost] [NYTimes]
-> A police commissioner in New Hampshire resigned after public outcry of his use of a racial slur against President Barack Obama. [WSJ]
-> Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wins the GOP nomination over a tea party challenger. [WSJ] He was one of a handful of Republican candidates who are taking the lead from the tea party in the primaries. [WaPost] [WSJ]
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