RS Interview: Mia Love (R CAND, UT-04).
The new Fourth Congressional District in Utah is going to be an interesting battleground: the very, very lonely Democratic incumbent Jim Matheson transferred over to it with what could cruelly, yet fairly, be described as ‘extreme haste.’ Or ‘pure panic.’ Meanwhile, the GOP side had a pretty spirited primary season that eventually resulted in Saratoga Springs mayor Mia Love getting the nod. You may remember | Read More »
Mia Love’s (R CAND, UT-04) Saturday convention speech.
Below is the speech that Mia Love made Saturday, prior to winning the Republican nomination for UT-04 with 70% of the delegate vote. It’s pretty affirmative stuff: it highlights Mia’s life experience as the daughter of immigrants, affirms her American and Utahn values… and rips into Jim Matheson for his refusal to stand up for either, when in the clutch. Well worth watching.
Orrin Hatch came prepared for the Utah caucuses.
Let tell you a parable. Once upon a time that has not yet happened – and will almost certainly not actually happen – there will be a certain starship, with a certain Captain… captaining it. And this starship will, as starships of that sort often do, encounter an amazingly heavy-handed metaphor in the form of two anthropomorphized black-and-white cookies determined to destroy each other. (pause) | Read More »
RS Interview: Carl Wimmer (R CAND, UT-04 PRI)
The new Fourth Congressional district in Utah is a matter of some interest to Utahic… Utahian… Utahns… umm, Republicans from Utah; and there are a number of folks competing in the primary. We talked to one of them yesterday: Carl Wimmer. Carl’s a former police officer, [former] [Oops! Fixed] state legislator, and founder of the Patrick Henry caucus: we discussed the race generally, and his | Read More »
RS at CPAC: Mia Love (R CAND, UT-04 PRI).
We’ve spoken before: Mia is the mayor of Saratoga Springs in the new UT-04 district, and if she wins the primary she hopes to beat Jim Matheson in the general. We spoke for a few minutes at CPAC: Mia’s site is here. I don’t often say this, but if I lived in this district I’d be voting for her. Which is no reflection on the | Read More »
RS Interview: Mia Love (R CAND, UT-04 PRI).
You may remember her from last week: Mia is the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, and is now running for the new district created for Utah as a result of the last census. We had the opportunity to talk about the details of the district, plus her thoughts about the best way to represent it: Mia’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Introduction to Mia Love (R-CAND, UT-04 PRIMARY)
Mia Love is the current Republican mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah: she kicked off her bid today to be the Republican candidate for Utah’s new Fourth Congressional district. Mia’s running on basic small-government principles, focusing on government being often the problem, and not the solution, to our problems. She’s got a fairly crowded primary to deal with, and will be facing a transplanted Jim Matheson | Read More »
CPAC 2011: Mike Lee (R, UT).
Senator Lee is, of course, an old friend of RedState, and happy to check in with us. Annoyingly, the interview was almost interrupted by the presence of the Rent is Too D*mn High guy. What that guy was doing at CPAC remains a mystery: as I recall, the fellow is not precisely conservative. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Meet Morgan Philpot (R CAND, UT-02).
Morgan is running in Utah’s Second District, which is known primarily for being the only district in Utah whose Democratic incumbent has managed to avoid suffering from his national party’s reputation. Morgan would dearly enjoy correcting that, and he spoke with RedState today: Morgan’s site is here. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
State of the Race: Tim Bridgewater (R CAND, UT-SEN)
The Utah GOP primary is on June 22nd: Tim Bridgewater is one of the two candidates who will be competing for the nomination. He checked in with us today: Tim’s site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
State of the Race: Mike Lee (R CAND, UT-SEN).
The UT GOP primary’s in three weeks: Mike’s one of the candidates who made it past the convention. He checked in with us today to keep us apprised of what was going on. Mike’s site is here . Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane .
Tim Kaine apparently surprised over Bennett loss.
Kaine was in such a rush to get things going on that he forgot to check the press release: “If there was any question before, there should now be no doubt that the Republican leadership has handed the reigns to the Tea Party.” (Head’s-up from @AlexPappasDC.) It was precisely this keen attention to detail and level of preparation on the DNC’s part that caused such | Read More »
Sen. Bob Bennett (R, UT) will not be re-elected.
He was eliminated from the second round of voting. Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah has lost his bid to serve a fourth term after failing to advance past the GOP state convention. Attorney Mike Lee and businessman Tim Bridgewater are the remaining Republican candidates after Saturday’s vote. Bennett was a distant third in the voting among roughly 3,500 delegates. He garnered just under | Read More »
CPAC 2010: Rep Rob Bishop (R, UT-01).
This CPAC interview with Rep. Rob Bishop (R, UT-01) seemed relevant, given the post that I did earlier on the White House gutting 23K space-reliant jobs in a politically-unreliable Democrat’s Congressional District: Rep. Bishop is active in space issues, and in fact went into greater detail recently about why said gutting is ill-advised. The op-ed is well worth reading, if probably not making an argument | Read More »
Meet Mike Lee (R CAND, UT-SEN).
The connection’s spotty, so let me just put this up: His website is here. Good guy.
Black Ministers to Limousine Left: Actually, more drilling sounds great.
“A thing is going to happen which has not happened since the Elder Days: the Ents are going to wake up and find that they are strong.” – JRR Tolkien, The Two Towers It would appear that elements of the current ruling faction of the American political system have noticed that, hold on, wait, they don’t actually have all that much in common: Video Courtesy | Read More »