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15 of 22 senators seeking re-election expected to cruise, including Hatch

Published: Thursday, Nov. 1 2012 2:52 p.m. MDT

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Annalaurab
Salt Lake City, UT

This isn't surprising. The biggest problem I see is that too often the incumbent wins re-election because their opponent is worse for one reason or another. Why replace the incumbent with a clown, a hypocrite or worse? Most people who would make good or even excellent reps don't want to run or can't run due to the costs, personal attacks etc.

boxerdog915
Clearfield, UT

I think this just shows how stupid the American people are when it comes to voting. You would think if politicans weren't going their job, people would get rid of them. Just goes to show you people do not vote for the right reasons but the wrong.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Annalaurab, are you sure the incumbent is better. Or are they often re-elected simply because they have more money coming in from people who have benefited from their favors? Have the incumbents already been purchased and their challengers have not?

This why Citizens United must be overturned and serious campaign finance reform must be enacted.

The amount of MONEY sloshing around in our campaigns is simply obscene.

Makid
Kearns, UT

All people have to do is vote for the opposite party of their current incumbent. But they would never do that. There is never anything good in another party.

That is why we need to remove parties from the process. Remove the parties and incumbent status from ballots and you will see a higher turn over of incumbents.

Igualmente
Mesa, AZ

Term limit these career politician demagogues! Hatch, Reid, McCain, Pelosi.. they are whats wrong with Washington. People don't go to serve, they go to protect their power and position..

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: one old man Ogden, UT
"Annalaurab, are you sure the incumbent is better."

That is the question Utah voters ask when they decide between a 6-term Congressman or Mia Love.

Why is Matheson so shy about telling us who he supports for U.S. President?

one old man
Ogden, UT

Don't we already know, Rifleboy, that Jim supports the best man for the job?

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