Democratic state senators Ross Romero and Ben McAdams — who are seeking the Democratic nomination for Salt Lake County mayor — asked Santa for "lifestyle stylists" to help distinguish themselves from each other. Both are lawyers, both are moderate Senate Democrats with almost identical positions on the issues, and they have comparable voting records and special interests.
Mitt Romney asked Santa for the gift of a Ron Paul win in Iowa, with Romney close behind in second place, setting Romney up perfectly for a win in New Hampshire and big momentum to capture the GOP nomination.
Jon Huntsman asked Santa for an enormous independent voter turnout in New Hampshire and a last-minute Romney mistake — his only hope of a respectable showing.
Pignanelli and Webb wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a 2012 political year that will be fun and fascinating to watch.
Republican LaVarr Webb is a political consultant and lobbyist. Previously he was policy deputy to Gov. Mike Leavitt and Deseret News managing editor. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Democrat Frank Pignanelli is a Salt Lake attorney, lobbyist and political adviser. Pignanelli served 10 years in the Utah House of Representatives, six years as minority leader. His spouse, D'Arcy Dixon Pignanelli, is a state tax commissioner. Email: email@example.com.
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