"Matheson, Utah's lone Democratic member of Congress, said he's looking at
a bid for governor or even the U.S. Senate IN ADDITION TO possibly running for a
seventh term representing the 2nd District." (capitals are mine)Is the author of this article, Lisa Riley Roche, unaware of the candidate
registration laws in this state? Individuals are prohibited for registering as a
candidate in more than ONE political race in any given election year; that means
Matheson will have to choose whether he wants to run for Governor, the Senate,
or for re-election to his Congressional seat. Choose one and only one; he cannot
register for more than one. And if he cannot register for more than one, he is
prohibited from running in more than one race at a time, since you can't run if
you're not registered with the Lt. Governor's office.Methinks a
little a little more research should have been done before submitting this
article, with that statement, was submitted for publication.
gizzmo 33I just want good government and believe this book to be a great
handbook. It must be hard for you to live Mormon country.
Quote: "Shurtleff, might run for Congress if he doesn'...take a break from
politics." It is high time for Utah to take a break
from Mr. Shurtleff!
Shurtleff's stand on Illegal Immigration has already doomed him. He needs to
I knew someone was going to make a comment using the word Mormon. yeah before I
even started reading the comments I knew I was going to see that word......
Tip for either Matheson or Shurtliff: Dont let the Book of Mormon influence your
positions on issues. Remember what happened to Bennett and how Utahns feel about
I hope they do step out ....and get smashed in their runs for senate or
Gov...Shurleff=RINOMatheson=DINOWe need strong
representation, not these two...
I'd like to say I'd be happy for Matheson to run for anything, just so he leaves
my congressional district; but to have him as governor would be worse, or
senator, worse still. I'd like to see him run for the senate against Jason
Chafetz, in which he would lose, and be gone from politics.People
who make a career out of politics desire power, they're bullies who want to
impose their will on everybody else--so their motives should always be carefully
examined. Matheson has been in long enough, and needs to "retire" and
get a real job.
One of Mr. Shurtleffs' close friends might want to fill him in on the
impossibility of him EVER again getting on the ballot as a Republican in
Utah.Mr. Shurtleff is kind of like "Bailout Bob", in that
he thinks because he's Republican, and has had a career in politics he's
ENTITLED to stay as long as he desires no matter what he does.BTW -
I also DO WISH him well in his future and feel bad that he has medical problems,
but no, his failure to at least TRY to stem the flow of $$$ to illegals is the
I supported Shurtleff for AG, and wish him well with his ongoing medical
problems, but I will NOT vote for him again. The deal breaker is his support
for illegal immigration. Sorry, Mark. Jimmy Matheson is a liberal
Democrat at heart, and while he may not be as bad as his compatriots in Pelosi's
mob, he cannot shift far enough to the middle to win in Utah.
Flashback I agree, I would not vote for Shurtleff either, but I'm curious
why his new stance on medicinal marijuana is bad in your opinion? Marijuana is
the most resourceful plant on the planet, can make paper, clothes, fuel,
medicine from it and it grows at a very fast rate. It's has no addictive
chemicals, you cant die from overdosing on it and contrary to mainstream views,
there is no proof that it leads to harder drugs. Legalize it!
Here's an idea. How about Jon Huntsman to replace Orrin Hatch in the Senate?An honest, sensible man instead of Jason Chaffetz.
I wouldn't vote for Shurtleff for dog catcher considering his view on illegal
immigration, and now medicinal marijuana. Jimmy ought to stay where he is. He
will lose a statewide race.
It is time for Mark to retire. His act is getting old.
I would never ever vote for Mark Shurtleff. His views on immigration and law
enforcement are totally different than mine.
The country needs Matheson in the Senate and I don't see how Utah could be
better served. If we want prosperity then we need a dominant consuming middle
class. A caste system serves only the top.
Shurtliff wont get my vote. He came to a scouting meeting and gave a wonderful
speech about camelot and abeying the law and what happens when we dont. Then he
must have forgot what he said, he sure has been soft on illegal immigration.
No matter what office Shurtleff decides to runs for, his stance on illegal
immigration and his dabling in law making outside the realm of his elected
office has guaranteed that I and many many other Utahns would never vote for