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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 3 2010 1:26 a.m. MDT

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newslover
Salt Lake City, UT

It is unfortunate that back room politics and payoffs are back in the utah political climate.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

It's all ("muddy-water") under the bridge now). If Utahns want to hear solutions to the state's challenges perhaps they should of not let Gary Herbert win another two years as governor. The Tea Party should of blocked his victory speech to the crowd. Like most Utah political battles this year, the governor's race initially was overshadowed by the ouster of U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah, at the state GOP convention, because Utah was also tired of RINO GOP's that are interested in money, greed, corruption, above the law, (ignore us common people unless they need your votes), career politician's who will take money from any special interest and say or do anything to keep his hold on power. It's secret government by the insiders, for the insiders only today. That's for BIG BUSINESS "ONLY" and their deep pocket's. I guess Utah's "R" voters (for that letter only) tried to hide the fact that Corroon compared Gary Herbert fundraising activities to those of disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich during one of their last debates. In my "outsider" view, Governor Gary Herbert should of lost. Thats my view.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

newslover should be thankful that back room politics and payoffs don't occur in Chicago, the White House and every one of the other 49 states.

Those of us not living in unincorporated Salt Lake County are thankful we don't have to pay a "fee" in addition to property taxes for our police protection under Corroon's leadership.

Question
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I hope Peter Corroon doesn't see this as a rejection of HIM. I think it was more a rejection of his campaign.

I think he should fire his campaign director and try again in 2 years. I think he has the ideas and skills to be governor someday.


I also think Herbert has the skills and enough good ideas to lead and he will do a good job. But if he doesn't knock our socks off with his leadership ability this term... he won't last long.


In his acceptance speach I got the impression "Working together" was going to be the theme of his administration. I hope it works.

I think the State is on track and needs to keep doing what we're doing (best managed State Government in the Union) AND improve on what we are currently doing.... especially in education (but not just fighting for more $$$). We can improve education without dumping more $$$ on it. But if we have a plan that insures the $$$ will improve quality... I'm for it.

smitxxx
Salt Lake City, UT

I am proud of the positive campaign that Herbert ran. I voted for him because of his campaign and his position on the issues. I hope it is a model for Utah politicians in the future. Tell us where you stand on the issues and quit attacking the other person! I am so happy to see that Coroon's negative campaign tactics backfired on him.

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

How is it "negative campaigning" to raise the curtain of silence on the massive political donations from people & companies who turn around and get fat state contracts? Why is that negative? Isn't it just the truth? That's what Peter Corroon did, and this state owes him thanks for that, even though now nothing will change. Gary got rewarded for being either inept (didn't know) or a player himself. Irony again.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

There was no "curtain of silence" Corroon uncovered. The voters wanted Corroon to tell us about his plans to govern and based on the results of the voting he failed,

Corroon still can't explain the new "fee" for police protection in unincorporated Salt Lake County that used to paid through their property taxes.

S Ahiwlsa
Salt Lake City, UT

So disappointing.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'E-mail raises new questions about influence of Herbert campaign contributions' - By John Daley
and Lisa Riley Roche - Deseret News - 09/28/10


Line:
'SALT LAKE CITY – Gov. Gary Herbert "should remember" that the construction company boss on his meeting schedule is a $50,000 first-time donor who wants to talk "about transportation construction and issues within the state." (sic) Wadsworth's company, part of the winning bid team for a record $1.7 billion I-15 project, is at the center of the ongoing controversy over the influence of campaign contributions on the award of state contracts.'


I'm glad Utah voted.


As for the 'who' Utah voted for, I disagree.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Lucky we only have 2 years of business as usual, but at least Gary should be able to start raising his retirement donations, oops I mean Campaign contributions, right away. If he works at it he should be able to create quite a nest egg for himself by selling our state to special interests.

Ethics what are those? Trust him, he said to, and the state agreed.
It's mudslinging if you point out the appearance of evil by a righteous man. Republicans would be so funny if they didn't take themselves so seriously.

The Professor
Provo, UT

It was over for Corroon long before yesterday. He could never talk about his " plans " for the future.

He just had to go negative about Governor Herbert. The comparison to Rockin' Rod from Chicago cooked his goose.

Even though his is the mayor of Salt Lake County, he even lost the vote there. Pretty unusal for the most liberal county in the state.

The Professor
Provo, UT

Should have read "he is mayor "

ND FAN
Draper, Ut

Let's not kid ourselves. There will never be a non-LDS governor in this state let alone a Catholic. Governor Herbert could have sold Temple Square to Obama and Utahns would have still elected him over a non-Mormon.

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