Carl Wimmer http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Carl Wimmer en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:01 MDT Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:45:34 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Awards to the best and worst of politicians in 2012 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618945/Awards-to-the-best-and-worst-of-politicians-in-2012.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618945/Awards-to-the-best-and-worst-of-politicians-in-2012.html Believe it or not, the big 2012 political year has come to a close. As our final act of columny in 2012, we hand out year-end... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 00:00:00 MST Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Politicians share appreciation this Thanksgiving weekend http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765616298/Politicians-share-appreciation-this-Thanksgiving-weekend.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765616298/Politicians-share-appreciation-this-Thanksgiving-weekend.html Some politicians have much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving weekend. Others not so much. Using FBI-style email... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 00:00:00 MST Former state representative and congressional candidate finds a new role. Carl Wimmer takes job as high school resource officer http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865560425/Former-state-representative-and-congressional-candidate-finds-a-new-role.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865560425/Former-state-representative-and-congressional-candidate-finds-a-new-role.html Thu, 09 Aug 2012 19:20:20 MDT My view: Why are people critical of ALEC? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765591345/Why-are-people-critical-of-ALEC.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765591345/Why-are-people-critical-of-ALEC.html Recently, some groups have criticized the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, for providing a forum where elected... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 00:00:00 MDT GOP activist charged with kidnapping, raping 4 women http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559279/GOP-activist-charged-with-kidnapping-raping-4-women.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559279/GOP-activist-charged-with-kidnapping-raping-4-women.html A GOP activist who prosecutors say kidnapped and raped women whom he met online and at church functions has been arrested and... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 23:33:21 MDT GOP activist charged with rape claimed close ties with Mitt Romney, Utah politicians http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559315/GOP-activist-charged-with-rape-claimed-close-ties-with-Mitt-Romney-Utah-politicians.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559315/GOP-activist-charged-with-rape-claimed-close-ties-with-Mitt-Romney-Utah-politicians.html A conservative activist charged with raping four women rubbed shoulders with some of Utah's most prominent Republican... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:09:51 MDT Big turnover expected for 2013 Legislature, but not big changes politically http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865558675/Big-turnover-expected-for-2013-Legislature-but-not-big-changes-politically.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865558675/Big-turnover-expected-for-2013-Legislature-but-not-big-changes-politically.html There will be a significant number of new faces in the 2013 Legislature as a result of the recent primary election, as well... Sat, 07 Jul 2012 15:16:42 MDT On second thought http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765582319/On-second-thought.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765582319/On-second-thought.html First we had a solar eclipse, then Venus crossed the face of the sun, which won't be seen again for 105 years. With all this... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 07:17:18 MDT Nevada GOP chairman says Carl Wimmer responsible for job confusion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865557203/Nevada-GOP-chairman-says-Carl-Wimmer-responsible-for-job-confusion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865557203/Nevada-GOP-chairman-says-Carl-Wimmer-responsible-for-job-confusion.html After days of finger-pointing surrounding Carl Wimmer's announcement that he was offered a post with the Nevada Republican... Fri, 08 Jun 2012 20:15:36 MDT Carl Wimmer back in Utah after Nevada GOP debacle http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865557082/Carl-Wimmer-back-in-Utah-after-Nevada-GOP-debacle.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865557082/Carl-Wimmer-back-in-Utah-after-Nevada-GOP-debacle.html The saga surrounding Carl Wimmer's announcement that he was the new political director of the Nevada GOP has come to a close... Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:12:25 MDT Wimmer's Nevada GOP future remains 'confusing' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865557064/Wimmers-Nevada-GOP-future-remains-confusing.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865557064/Wimmers-Nevada-GOP-future-remains-confusing.html Nevada GOP officials were expected to meet Wednesday night to discuss personnel issues, but several members of the group said... Wed, 06 Jun 2012 20:21:05 MDT Carl Wimmer's Nevada GOP post in question http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865557003/Carl-Wimmers-Nevada-GOP-post-in-question.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865557003/Carl-Wimmers-Nevada-GOP-post-in-question.html Former Utah legislator and congressional candidate Carl Wimmer's announcement that he is taking a job as the political... Tue, 05 Jun 2012 22:17:15 MDT Carl Wimmer hired as Nevada GOP's political director http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865556910/Carl-Wimmer-hired-as-Nevada-GOPs-political-director.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865556910/Carl-Wimmer-hired-as-Nevada-GOPs-political-director.html Former Utah legislator and congressional candidate Carl Wimmer has been hired as the Nevada Republican Party's political... Mon, 04 Jun 2012 15:05:29 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Does the tea party have a real future in Utah politics? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765577173/Does-the-tea-party-have-a-real-future-in-Utah-politics.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765577173/Does-the-tea-party-have-a-real-future-in-Utah-politics.html The defeat of long-serving, well-respected Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana again raises questions about the power and influence... Sun, 20 May 2012 00:00:00 MDT Former Patrick Henry Caucus pals moving on without each other http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554958/Former-Patrick-Henry-Caucus-pals-moving-on-without-each-other.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554958/Former-Patrick-Henry-Caucus-pals-moving-on-without-each-other.html The conservative Patrick Henry Caucus intends to meet soon to map out its future — without one of its founding members.... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 17:14:13 MDT Panel: Delegates wanted to leave Senator Orrin Hatch's fate up to voters http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554632/Panel-Delegates-wanted-to-leave-Senator-Orrin-Hatchs-fate-up-to-voters.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554632/Panel-Delegates-wanted-to-leave-Senator-Orrin-Hatchs-fate-up-to-voters.html Longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch was forced into a primary race at last weekend's state GOP convention because delegates wanted to... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:56:27 MDT Mia Love on Jim Matheson: 'He'll have a hard time putting me in a box' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554564/Mia-Love-on-Jim-Matheson-Hell-have-a-hard-time-putting-me-in-a-box.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554564/Mia-Love-on-Jim-Matheson-Hell-have-a-hard-time-putting-me-in-a-box.html Brushing aside a high-profile fellow Republican's slight, Mia Love appears to have arrived on Utah's political scene as... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 19:25:37 MDT GOP nominates 2nd, 4th congressional candidates with love and rancor http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554472/GOP-nominates-2nd-4th-congressional-candidates-with-love-and-rancor.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554472/GOP-nominates-2nd-4th-congressional-candidates-with-love-and-rancor.html Utah Republicans fell in love with one congressional candidate and waged a nasty battle over another one at the GOP state... Sat, 21 Apr 2012 22:16:36 MDT Mia Love, Chris Stewart win GOP nominations in 4th, 2nd districts http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554469/Mia-Love-Chris-Stewart-win-GOP-nominations-in-4th-2nd-districts.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554469/Mia-Love-Chris-Stewart-win-GOP-nominations-in-4th-2nd-districts.html There won't be a Republican primary election in any of Utah's four congressional seats. Sat, 21 Apr 2012 20:26:31 MDT Utah GOP, Democratic state conventions expected to be more representative of voters http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554425/Utah-GOP-Democratic-state-conventions-expected-to-be-more-representative-of-voters.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554425/Utah-GOP-Democratic-state-conventions-expected-to-be-more-representative-of-voters.html With the gap narrowing between the political views of Utah voters and party delegates, the results of Saturday's Republican... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:04:27 MDT Sen. Orrin Hatch, Gov. Gary Herbert convention races too close to call http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554210/Sen-Orrin-Hatch-Gov-Gary-Herbert-convention-races-too-close-to-call.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554210/Sen-Orrin-Hatch-Gov-Gary-Herbert-convention-races-too-close-to-call.html Whether Gov. Gary Herbert and Sen. Orrin Hatch have enough delegate support to avoid a primary is too close to call, a new... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 19:28:55 MDT GOP Senate, House candidates push for delegates, money to avoid primary http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554097/GOP-Senate-House-candidates-push-for-delegates-money-to-avoid-primary.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554097/GOP-Senate-House-candidates-push-for-delegates-money-to-avoid-primary.html Sun, 15 Apr 2012 16:25:05 MDT Decision 2012: Utah political races, candidate and delegate information, coverage http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765568339/Decision-2012-Utah-political-races-candidate-and-delegate-information-coverage.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765568339/Decision-2012-Utah-political-races-candidate-and-delegate-information-coverage.html Candidates from political parties running in major races will be nominated in the coming days, as some 4,000 Republican... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 09:01:16 MDT Candidates go through delegates' stomachs to win hearts, minds http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765567087/Candidates-go-through-delegates-stomachs-to-win-hearts-minds.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765567087/Candidates-go-through-delegates-stomachs-to-win-hearts-minds.html By the time the state party conventions roll around April 21, delegates should know the candidates inside and out. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 00:17:43 MDT 4th District GOP challengers say they can't let Matheson define them http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865553467/4th-District-GOP-challengers-say-they-cant-let-Matheson-define-them.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865553467/4th-District-GOP-challengers-say-they-cant-let-Matheson-define-them.html Wed, 04 Apr 2012 14:22:04 MDT AG Mark Shurtleff endorses Carl Wimmer in Utah's 4th Congressional District race http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865553320/AG-Mark-Shurtleff-endorses-Carl-Wimmer-in-Utahs-4th-Congressional-District-race.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865553320/AG-Mark-Shurtleff-endorses-Carl-Wimmer-in-Utahs-4th-Congressional-District-race.html Carl Wimmer picked up the backing of Utah's top cop in the 4th Congressional District race. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:22:12 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Utah races to watch other than for the U.S. Senate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765564864/Utah-races-to-watch-other-than-for-the-US-Senate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765564864/Utah-races-to-watch-other-than-for-the-US-Senate.html Pignanelli & Webb: Although Utah's U.S. Senate GOP contest has dominated the headlines, other fascinating intraparty races... Sun, 01 Apr 2012 00:00:00 MDT Religious groups rally against 'contraception mandate' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552783/Religious-groups-rally-against-contraception-mandate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552783/Religious-groups-rally-against-contraception-mandate.html A spectrum of religious leaders, political candidates gathered Friday with a few hundred people in front of the Matheson... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 18:12:39 MDT March brings madness to Utah political arena http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552277/March-brings-madness-to-Utah-political-arena.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552277/March-brings-madness-to-Utah-political-arena.html March Madness isn't just for the basketball court. Rep. Jim Matheson's departure from the 2nd Congressional District created... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:58:01 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: The political dynamics of Utah's congressional districts http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700221886/The-political-dynamics-of-Utahs-congressional-districts.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700221886/The-political-dynamics-of-Utahs-congressional-districts.html For the first time in history, Utah has candidates running in four different congressional districts. Most of the interest is... Sun, 05 Feb 2012 00:00:00 MST Ex-BYU, NFL player Jason Buck announces campaign for Utah's 2nd Congressional District http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700217512/Ex-BYU-NFL-player-Jason-Buck-announces-campaign-for-Utahs-2nd-Congressional-District.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700217512/Ex-BYU-NFL-player-Jason-Buck-announces-campaign-for-Utahs-2nd-Congressional-District.html Former BYU and NFL player Jason Buck announced he will run for Congress as a Republican in Utah's 2nd District. Fri, 20 Jan 2012 21:15:58 MST Conservative activist elected to replace Wimmer in Utah House http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705397769/Conservative-activist-elected-to-replace-Wimmer-in-Utah-House.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705397769/Conservative-activist-elected-to-replace-Wimmer-in-Utah-House.html Fri, 20 Jan 2012 14:47:59 MST Eagle Forum convention participants show aligned objectives http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705397399/Eagle-Forum-convention-participants-show-aligned-objectives.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705397399/Eagle-Forum-convention-participants-show-aligned-objectives.html Republican elected officials and political candidates did more to reinforce core common objectives than point out any... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 20:53:51 MST Newcomer Jay Cobb trying to make a name for himself in Utah's 4th Congressional District http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705396852/Newcomer-Jay-Cobb-trying-to-make-a-name-for-himself-in-Utahs-4th-Congressional-District.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705396852/Newcomer-Jay-Cobb-trying-to-make-a-name-for-himself-in-Utahs-4th-Congressional-District.html Jay Cobb looked over the candidates in Utah's new 4th Congressional District and decided to become one himself. Mon, 09 Jan 2012 23:58:37 MST Love would 'take apart' Congressional Black Caucus if elected in Utah's 4th District http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705396842/Love-would-take-apart-Congressional-Black-Caucus-if-elected-in-Utahs-4th-District.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705396842/Love-would-take-apart-Congressional-Black-Caucus-if-elected-in-Utahs-4th-District.html Thu, 05 Jan 2012 11:51:20 MST Wimmer quits Legislature to raise money for congressional race http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705396794/Wimmer-quits-Legislature-to-raise-money-for-congressional-race.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705396794/Wimmer-quits-Legislature-to-raise-money-for-congressional-race.html Wed, 04 Jan 2012 22:18:46 MST Rep. Jim Matheson leads all comers in Utah's new 4th Congressional District, poll shows http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705396386/Rep-Jim-Matheson-leads-all-comers-in-Utahs-new-4th-Congressional-District-poll-shows.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705396386/Rep-Jim-Matheson-leads-all-comers-in-Utahs-new-4th-Congressional-District-poll-shows.html Incumbency has its privileges, even in a congressional district without an incumbent. Rep. Jim Matheson leads all... Sun, 25 Dec 2011 22:00:00 MST Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Here's what Utah's politicians wished from Santa http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700209607/Heres-what-Utahs-politicians-wished-from-Santa.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700209607/Heres-what-Utahs-politicians-wished-from-Santa.html Pignanelli and Webb: Santa Claus is resting this morning. He took care of more than 4 billion items on his to-do list. Not a... Sun, 25 Dec 2011 00:00:00 MST Mia Love making a run in Utah's new 4th Congressional District http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705396286/Mia-Love-making-a-run-in-Utahs-new-4th-Congressional-District.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705396286/Mia-Love-making-a-run-in-Utahs-new-4th-Congressional-District.html Except for few a chairs and photos of her shooting a gun or teaching a treadmill class, Mia Love's campaign headquarters has... Thu, 22 Dec 2011 22:00:00 MST Utah lawmaker resigning due to fundraising ban during legislative session http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705396009/Utah-lawmaker-resigning-due-to-fundraising-ban-during-legislative-session.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705396009/Utah-lawmaker-resigning-due-to-fundraising-ban-during-legislative-session.html A law prohibiting fundraising during Utah's legislative session has at least one Republican resigning his post and another... Sun, 18 Dec 2011 00:11:25 MST Utah lawmaker resigning due to fundraising ban http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700207917/Utah-lawmaker-resigning-due-to-fundraising-ban.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700207917/Utah-lawmaker-resigning-due-to-fundraising-ban.html A law prohibiting fundraising during Utah's legislative session has at least one Republican resigning his post. Another is... Sat, 17 Dec 2011 09:23:33 MST Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: A year has changed a lot of Utah's political landscape http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700207805/A-year-has-changed-a-lot-of-Utahs-political-landscape.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700207805/A-year-has-changed-a-lot-of-Utahs-political-landscape.html Pignanelli and Webb: "An ironclad rule of American politics: A week is a lifetime politically, and three months is an... Sun, 18 Dec 2011 00:00:00 MST Rep. Jim Matheson jumps to 4th Congressional District for re-election http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705395872/Rep-Jim-Matheson-jumps-to-4th-Congressional-District-for-re-election.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705395872/Rep-Jim-Matheson-jumps-to-4th-Congressional-District-for-re-election.html With several high-profile Republicans and now an incumbent Democrat, the race in Utah's new 4th Congressional District... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 17:35:50 MST National Eagle Forum endorses Carl Wimmer for Congress http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705394576/National-Eagle-Forum-endorses-Carl-Wimmer-for-Congress.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705394576/National-Eagle-Forum-endorses-Carl-Wimmer-for-Congress.html The national Eagle Forum political action committee announced Friday it is endorsing Utah Rep. Carl Wimmer, R-Herriman, in... Fri, 18 Nov 2011 12:00:50 MST Sandstrom announces bid for Utah's new congressional district seat http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705394271/Sandstrom-announces-bid-for-Utahs-new-congressional-district-seat.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705394271/Sandstrom-announces-bid-for-Utahs-new-congressional-district-seat.html State Rep. Stephen Sandstrom announced Monday a bid for Utah's new 4th Congressional District seat where will take on fellow... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:12:22 MST State lawmaker proposes bills to keep roadside crosses on public land http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705393688/State-lawmaker-proposes-bills-to-keep-roadside-crosses-on-public-land.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705393688/State-lawmaker-proposes-bills-to-keep-roadside-crosses-on-public-land.html Thu, 03 Nov 2011 17:21:06 MDT Rep. Jim Matheson says he won't challenge Sen. Orrin Hatch http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705393335/Rep-Jim-Matheson-says-he-wont-challenge-Sen-Orrin-Hatch.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705393335/Rep-Jim-Matheson-says-he-wont-challenge-Sen-Orrin-Hatch.html Fri, 28 Oct 2011 18:57:35 MDT With congressional map done, time for candidates to pick a race http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705392757/With-congressional-map-done-time-for-candidates-to-pick-a-race.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705392757/With-congressional-map-done-time-for-candidates-to-pick-a-race.html Tue, 18 Oct 2011 23:38:40 MDT Redistricting squabble has GOP congressional hopefuls wondering where to line up http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700188279/Redistricting-squabble-has-GOP-congressional-hopefuls-wondering-where-to-line-up.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700188279/Redistricting-squabble-has-GOP-congressional-hopefuls-wondering-where-to-line-up.html Fri, 14 Oct 2011 23:08:47 MDT