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Republicans are ahead in the majority of races majority of races

Published: Friday, Oct. 29 2010 11:13 p.m. MDT

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Utah Observer
West Jordan, Utah

Nothing is said in the article about the undecided and third party candidates. The previous poll two weeks ago had the three third party candidates with three percent of the vote. The latest Tribune poll has the three at six percent. These conservative candidates could lose the election for Philpot which is ironic since he thinks he is the conservative....

Joe Moe
Logan, UT

I've always supported Matheson, and I think he's done some pretty good things for Utah. I lived in his district when he first ran, and as a moderate Republican I voted for him and didn't regret it.

But I think it's time for a change, and I hope the voters in that district turn the reigns over to Philpot. I think he'll do well, and he won't support Pelosi -- and that is key.

biffman
SLC, UT

This headline almost made me cry! I am so excited for these elections I can't take a weekend! Go Herbert, Philpot, and Lee!

pam dale
Santa Clara, UT

The real news here is Philpot's momentum. As voters are awakening and listening to Morgan Philpot's message, and not the lies and personal attacks leveled by Jim Matheson, the momentum builds for Philpot.

Jim Matheson is riding on the coattails of his father. He is riding on his incumbency. He is riding on his ability to outspend Philpot by a 10 - 1 ratio. But, voters in the 2nd are awakening to his record, something Matheson says that he stands on, but in actuality is pathetic in a Republican majority district.

93.2% of Jim Matheson's votes support Nancy Pelosi. It would have been a higher number, but Nancy had the votes she needed for health care and signaled him that it was OK to vote against it, a position he later said he would not defend. Huh? Matheson is not a blue dog, not a moderate. Jim Matheson votes with the Democratic party - almost down the line.

Voters in the 2nd are awakening to the choice, and that choice is Morgan Philpot. This is a man of character with a voice that is clearly Utah. A vote for Philpot is a vote for Utah, not Pelosi.



goatesnotes
Kamas, UT

Well said, Joe Moe. I feel exactly the same way. It's time for us moderate Republicans to dump Matheson and return to our roots. We have the correct candidate on the ballot this year to unseat Jim Matheson and now is the time to stand up and be counted. Morgan Philpot is going to beat Matheson and defy the polling data. At least he will in my house this year. He's the candidate I've been waiting for and I can't wait to cast my ballot for him on Tuesday! I encourage everyone else to join Joe Moe and me -- let's take back the 2nd District seat this year. Dump Matheson, Pelosi and Reid. Nothing could make me happier than that.

Red Smith
American Fork, UT

Matheson voted with Pelosi 90% of the time.

Matheson's Wilderness Bill puts Utah County's land in the control of congress and is a job killer bill which stops ski resort expansion in Salt Lake County.

Colorado has 26 ski resorts and 12 million skier days worth $3 Billion dollars and 54,000 jobs.

Utah has 12 ski resorts and 4 million skier days worth $1Bilion and 18,000 jobs.

Out-of-state skiers bring $850 million to Utah supporting 18,000 jobs.

Ski expansion can bring 18,000 new jobs to Utah - Matheson's Wilderness Bill is Anti-jobs and Anti-Utah.

The average income of out-of-state skiers is over $100,000. The average income of in-state skiers is $50,000.

Matheson's Wilderness Bill prices Utahns out of their own ski market.

It's time for a new voice.

Owl
Salt Lake City, UT

Mr. Corroon took the wrong message from his cousin, Howard Dean. Corroon needs to give us a positive vision of what he could do, not mud slinging invectives.

CARL
South Salt Lake, UT

Utah are rightly called "right to work state" and all of democrats should know this. Any change in this regard would cause the democrats to loose heavily as Mayor Carroon now has come to the result of receiving heavy supports from the Unions.

ScottLiberty
Salt Lake City, utah

Really? No coverage at all of the third party candidates. Boring!

geewiz
Logan, UT

This is great news to see Herbert, Bishop and Lee ahead and Philpot closing the gap.

We need people in office who will work for smaller government, cut spending, and less taxes. It's great to see that candidates with those values are taking the lead.

ljeppson
North Salt Lake, UT

I can't wait until we're a COMPLETE one party state. Seriously, the problem with this scenario is that the Republican Party, which is in large part responsible for the economic collapse of 2008 and the misbegotten invaions of Iraq, completely escapes responsibility of these events.

JNA
Layton, UT

If Matheson wins and Republicans take over, I would make sure that Jim understands that his past support of Nancy Pelosi was a mistake, a huge mistake! Send him the message that he misrepresented Utah by following Pelosi and he needs to pay for that decision in a big way.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

The question isn't whether the Republicans will take over the House after the elections. The only question is how big will their victory be.

Hopefully the new leadership will show him a seat in the back of the bus.

1Observer
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Corroon follows the David Irvine playbook of politics by personal destruction - too bad it was himself he personally destroyed. Glad its all over in a few days.

Utah_1
Salt Lake City, UT

Jim Matheson votes with Nancy Pelosi when she needs the vote. There were 39 democrats that voted to stay and vote about the "Bush" Tax cuts. One more and they would not have left without discussing it. Yes, Matheson wrote a letter saying he wanted the cuts, but then he voted with Nancy Pelosi to dismiss and not vote on them. One vote would have made the difference. It did and it was Matheson voting with Nancy Pelosi, and not representing Utah.

Otherwise, Matheson sits on the fence.

Matheson voted to change the rules so Obamacare would pass, then voted against it, and then said he wouldn’t vote to repeal it.

Anyone that didn't want Obamacare to pass should vote for Morgan Philpot. Anyone that wanted Obamacare to pass should vote for Morgan Philpot.

Vote for Morgan Philpot. You will get someone that will listen, understands you can't just keep spending our money, and will try to get 2/3 of Utah back instead of keeping giving it away.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Corroon has never been able to explain to voters (taxpayers) in unincorporated Salt Lake County why they suddenly had to start paying a "fee" for police protection that they've always paid taxes for.

Time for a new County Mayor.

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