In Utah, the Race for Second Place Begins

    One of the few votes Bob Bennett took in the Senate that was a legitimately conservative vote was against No Chlid Left Behind (“NCLB”).Bennett is now raising the issue of NCLB to highlight Tim Bridgewater’s past support and Bennett’s “nay” vote. Bennett is right that Bridgewater was wrong to support NCLB but Bennett’s record isn’t clean either. Senators DeMint and Cornyn introduced the APLUS Act | Read More »

    A Great Day In Utah

    I’m hearing from more and more people that last night was a truly great night for conservatives in Utah as Bob Bennett’s supporters were largely denied delegate spots to the State Convention.Across Utah, in most major areas, Bob Bennett’s supporters were shut out. In Provo, Bennett was able to come in first, but barely edged out Mike Lee.I’m getting reports from across the state, north | Read More »

    Dick Cheney vs. the Tea Party Activists

    It did not do Kay Bailey Hutchison any good in Texas, but she made the most of Dick Cheney endorsing her.In Utah, Bob Bennett has lined up Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, and Dick Cheney — calling in every imaginable favor to show he is the preferred candidate of the Republican Party.In other years that might help Bob Bennett, but as Utah Republicans go off to | Read More »

    Bob Bennett Must Go: In Summation

    For the past several weeks I think I have laid out why Bob Bennett must go. For years, he has drifted left in Washington while portraying himself as a solid conservative back in Utah.Last night, after Jim DeMint dropped legislation to repeal Obamacare, Bob Bennett signed on. But Bennett will not renounce his support of Wyden-Bennett, which funds abortion, has an individual mandate, and which | Read More »

    Is Orrin Hatch a Threat to Utah Jobs?

    Just the other day Republican Senator Bob Bennett released a letter attacking Mike Lee for Lee’s opposition to earmarks in relation to ATK Thiokol, a major employer in Utah.According to Bennett, the only way to protect ATK Thiokol’s NASA contracts is through earmarks, and trying to scare delegates into believing that because Mike Lee supports earmark reform (and a one-year moratorium), he presents a threat | Read More »

    Bob Bennett’s Campaign Caught on Tape

    As you know, Utah is having its caucuses next week. People will be picked as delegates to go to the State Convention. At the convention, if Bennett cannot get 60% of the delegates to support him, he will either be defeated at the convention or be forced into a runoff.Bennett’s campaign is encouraging its supporters to show up at the caucuses and lie as best | Read More »

    Bob Bennett Must Go: Urging Supporters to Lie

    This is interesting. The Club For Growth sent out a press release that gives some on the ground scoop out of Utah not too flattering to Bob Bennett.As you know, Utah is having its caucuses next week. People will be picked as delegates to go to the State Convention. At the convention, if Bennett cannot get 60% of the delegates to support him, he will | Read More »

    Bob Bennett Must Go: TARP

    On March 23rd, if you live in Utah, you can show up at your local precinct caucus meeting and become a delegate into the convention process. You will have the power to boot Bob Bennett from his seat. Here, ladies and gentlemen, is the penultimate reason. Bob Bennett voted for TARP. But he did not just vote for TARP, he made money off of the | Read More »

    Mike Lee Defeats Bob Bennett

    Outstanding news. Bob Bennett just suffered his first defeat in the Utah race. Incumbent U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett has suffered his first defeat of any kind in his hotly contested inter-party race for re-election.At Friday night’s Cache County Republican Lincoln Day dinner, Bennett, who is finishing his third term as a senator from Utah, failed to get 40 percent of the 255 votes cast in | Read More »

    Why Sen. Bob Bennett Must Go

    I was on a conference call earlier today.  A couple of the guests were Sen. Bob Bennett and Rep. Eric Cantor.  Sen. Bennett talked about the political chicanery taking place with the HCR bill currently dying a horrific death in the House.  Rep. Cantor also spoke on the HCR package.  In addition Rep. Cantor mentioned the unilateral earmark moratorium the House Republicans passed. Sen. Bennett | Read More »

    Bob Bennett Must Go: Fannie Mae

    Tim Stewart worked for Bob Bennett as a legislative assistant for seven years. In 1999, Stewart left Bennett’s office to work for Fannie Mae in Utah. Bob Bennett’s son joined Stewart working for Fannie Mae.In 2006, Bennett’s former chief of staff, Chip Yost, left Bennett’s office to become a lobbyist. Guess who his client is? Fannie Mae.Tim Stewart moved back to DC a few years | Read More »

    Bob Bennett Must Go: He Routinely Breaches The Duty to Be A Good Fiscal Steward of the Public Dollar

    On August 3, 2009, Bob Bennett voted against an amendment that prohibited $17.5 million from being spent for the High Energy Cost Grant Program, which was targeted even by the Obama Administration as wasteful and redundant. Sen. Hatch voted the same way. (SOURCE).On March 13, 2008, Bennett voted against reducing FY 2009 funding by $750 million on programs rated “ineffective” by the OMB. The savings | Read More »

    Bob Bennett Must Go

    Bennett routinely takes in nearly twice as much contributions from out of state than from within Utah. In the 2006 cycle, 63% of his contributions came from outside Utah. In the 2008 cycle, 62% came from out of state. So far in the 2010 cycle, 68% of his donations came from outside Utah. Overall, the Washington DC metro area is his second highest source of | Read More »

    Bob Bennett Must Go

    Bob Bennett is such an arrogant senator that in 1994, when the United States Senate considered letting the masses park in their parking spots at Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport, Bennett joined Joe Biden and voted against the idea.Even Barbara Boxer voted in favor of letting the public in.Arlen Specter, Jay Rockefeller, Jim Jeffords, Bob Packwood, Chris Dodd, and Bob Bennett — that’s | Read More »

    Bob Bennett Must Go: His Campaign Staff is on RedState Attacking Conservatives

    Here’s a personal reason Bob Bennett must go. His campaign staff has been on RedState under multiple guises attacking not just RedState readers, but also sitting United States Senators who happen to be real conservatives — see e.g. Jim DeMint.It’s bad enough that an apparently married campaign worker is harassing female RedState readers, but to also be on here attacking Senator Jim DeMint, a Utah | Read More »