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Matheson vs. Matheson?

Published December 9, 2011 11:58 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2011, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

A scenario is shaping up that could create havoc in Utah's 2nd District.

Boyd Matheson, a business consultant and Republican, is seriously considering jumping into the 2nd District race.

If he gets the nomination, it could set up a Matheson vs. Matheson showdown on next November's ballot.

Boyd Matheson is a consultant and public speaker who served as spokesman for Sen. Mike Lee's campaign last year.

He said he thinks he's related to Jim Matheson somehow, perhaps a distant cousin. He said as a young man he remembers going to a Matheson family reunion at the governor's mansion when Scott Matheson was in office.

He would join a crowded and growing field of candidates vying for the Republican nomination in the 2nd District.

I guess it could pretty much scuttle any plans to revive the "Matheson=Pelosi" meme from last year.

— Robert Gehrke Twitter: @RobertGehrke