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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 5 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Roy, UT

Jason Chaffetz has a tough, but exciting opportunity there. While many may be apathetic towards this upcoming election, it is a very important one, and we can only pray folks will study the issues and percieve the truth: that compassion should not be legislated or forced, that it is inconsistent to be pro-choice as to abortions, yet to force, by taxes and wealth redistribution, this country into a welfare state with the government dictating our every move; that, fundamentally, under Barok Obama, Harry Reid, et. al, we have been moving in the wrong direction to the precarious cliff of no return; that Mitt is our best chance of reversing that. Those of liberal persuasions are just not "getting it," and too many vote selfish interests over what's best for our nation. Personal choice and consequence must not be muted by government powers.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Why is Chaffetz constantly campaigning for himself or mitt.
No wonder he has done NOTHING for Utah. Is this what the "New Republicans" are all about, Gang warfare?
Pathetic, he thinks as the USA as his sports arena and instead of working together to make this country great,
he believe he's still in college and it's all about his team winning.

Grow up Jason and start working for Utah!

Provo, UT

I have followed Chaffetz' political career closely and with interest from the beginning, and I must say... he remains as unimpressive now as he has ever been.

Salt Lake City, Utah

I have to say I wonder what Jason has been promised by the Romney Campaign with all the time he has spent this cycle acting as a surrogate for the Romney/Ryan Campaign, and not accomplishing anything for the State of Utah and his constituents.

Jason is interesting, and skilled in the political arts, and I agree with some of his views, but for the most part he is like Mia Love, a lot of "sizzle" with out any substance.

Jason, get back to me when you have done something that actually benefits the people who sent you to office, as opposed to showing up on TV, or campaigning for a presidential hopeful.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
" ... he remains as unimpressive now as he has ever been."

You do not share the opinion of the majority of Utah's voters. Is there any question in anybody's mind as to whether or not he will be re-elected?

Provo, UT


Support your claim with facts and data please...

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Rifleman: Is there any question in anybody's mind as to whether or not he will be re-elected?

But NOT because of all his many accomplishments and ideas, but because he has an 'r' next to his name.

Most people expect more, than doing nothing or we could of just kept sending Bennet back.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
"Rifleman, Support your claim with facts and data please..."

I'll be more than happy to provide both a specific fact and the data to back it up:

In the last election for governor Hebert beat Corroon 64.2% to 31.8%. To make it even worse for the Democrats Herbert wasn't all that popular.

Kearns, UT

Rifleman- I got a good chuckle out of that.

You were asked to support your claims with facts (plural) and data. You couldn't even do that.

You gave one glaringly obvious fact, a percentage of the vote in the last election. Where is the data? Let me explain- data would be something like, "Herbert (correct spelling) at only 55%, had a low approval rating among Republican voters and a 25% approval rating among Democratic voters, yet he still managed 64.2% of the vote."

On top of that- you provided a fact for the wrong issue. The call for facts and data was about Chaffetz, not Herbert. Thanks for playing.

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