RNC convention comes down to Dallas or Denver. Daw gets revenge against Layton. Shurtleff/Swallow donor settles fraud case.
Happy Wednesday. The Republican National Committee could possible announce this morning that its 2016 convention will be in Dallas, or at least that the final two candidates for the big gathering are Dallas and Denver, according to a Denver station. The other two candidates for the nominating convention, Kansas City and Cleveland, lack the infrastructure the RNC wants. Announcement comes at 11 a.m. Eastern/9 a.m. Mountain. [9News]
Topping the news: Former Rep. Brad Daw defeated incumbent Dana Layton in the primary yesterday on his way to reclaim his old seat. Cedar City's Sen. Evan Vickers and Rep. John Westwood won the GOP nominations against challengers who attacked them for supporting the change to Utah's convention process. [Trib] [UtahPolicy] More legislative election results here: [Trib].
-> SL County voters handed the GOP nod for county assessor to incumbent Kevin Jacobs and Democrats choose Jeff Hatch over Chris Stout for their party's nominee for county auditor. [Trib] More county results here: [Trib].
-> A company that donated significant campaign funds to both John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff in their bids for Utah Attorney General settled a fraud case by giving millions back to its customers. [Trib]
Tweet of the day: From @KPete801: "I voted weeks ago by mail, so all day I have had sticker envy."
-> From @MichelleFields: "Um. I'm at a Katy Perry concert. Definitely thought I was the oldest person here, but then I ran into Congressnan Aaron Schock"
Happy Birthday: To Mike Gehrke and Ted Pease.
Correction: Former AG John Swallow had a $10,000 stash in his home, according to a search warrant from the June 2 raid on his home. Yesterday's Cornflakes mistakenly attributed whose home it was found in. We regret the error and offer our apologies.
-> A state agency that monitors emergency service providers needs more oversight and better regulations, an audit found. [Trib]
-> Paul Rolly reviews a plethora of problems patrons report in using the parking kiosks in Salt Lake City. [Trib]
Nationally: Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., secured his position against tea party candidate state Sen. Chris McDaniel. [WaPost] [WSJ] [Politico] [LATimes] Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., won the Republican primary outright by ousting state House Speaker T.W. Shannon. [WaPost] [WSJ] [Politico]
-> The White House's Jennifer O'Connor, a former IRS lawyer, testified at a House Oversight Committee investigating Lois Lerner's emails that she was not still working with the agency the computer crash was discovered. [WSJ] [Politico]
-> An archivist says the IRS did not follow the correct legal procedure when Lerner's emails went missing because it didn't report the problem to the National Archives. [NYTimes]
-> Check out this awkward Vine video that's gone viral. The video shows U.S. legislators at the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony and there's lots of uncomfortable handholding. [WaPost]
Where are they?
-- Thomas Burr and Courtney Tanner
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