Comments about ‘$11.2M spent on Matheson-Love race’

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Published: Tuesday, Dec. 11 2012 12:32 a.m. MST

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play by the rules
SOUTH JORDAN, UT

No one has said this yet so I will. During the campaign, Jim said that Mia was a horrible mayor and raised taxes. If this was the case then why did she gain 70% of the vote in UT County where most of the voters are very tax adverse. Jim got a way with telling a few whoppers and the media did not call him out on it. Proud of you Mia... You were too good for the Washington crowd.

FatherOfFour
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

"Federal records also show $12 million was spent in Utah's U.S. Senate race won by Republican Orrin Hatch, who spent $9.9 million from his coffers while outside groups spent nearly $1.8 million on his behalf.

Hatch's opponent in the general election, Democrat Scott Howell, spent only $364,700 and did not get any financial backing from outside groups."

In other words, we got the best senator money could buy.

RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

How many people could be fed with $11.2M?

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

"the most expensive campaign in Utah history"

Why? Superpacs.

I cannot understand why anyone thinks that more money in politics is the answer.

But, try to find a Republican who does not support the Citizens United Ruling.
They may be out there, but greatly outnumbered.

Dixie Dan
Saint George, UT

For Sale: U.S. Congress! Is this a great country or what?

mountain man
Salt Lake City, UT

I voted for love but only because I thought mathason had terrible ads.

Beverly
Eden, UT

Jim Mathason is a good congressman and represents Utah in a professional manner. Love and the Tea Party lost. Get over it.

Claudio
Springville, Ut

Re: Play by the Rules,

Because UT County voters check the name with the R next to it...it makes voting really easy.

one old man
Ogden, UT

This was the Republican Party's form of stimulating the economy.

alternate
Salt Lake City, UT

It was stupid. Almost every day I had a flyer in my mailbox trashing Mia Love. Honest. I sent an email to the local demo group here in Salt Lake complaining about their mud throwing tactics. I actually got a reply. It was basically asking me a question, something like "which one was it that offended you". There were so many all with one intent, say something bad about Mia Love. I do remember one that actually said something positive about Jim Matheson. It was his support of the NRA or something like that.

The Mia Love camp sent out trash also. But not nearly to the level of the other side. Maybe 1 to 4 in my mailbox at least.

I smile at what someone called Beverly said in a previous comment.

"Jim Mathason is a good congressman and represents Utah in a professional manner. Love and the Tea Party lost. Get over it."

Based on my mailbox, I would say that is not the case. Certainly not professional. I feel bad someone who sent out that much trash is representing Utah. But the United States Postal System thanks him.!

FT
salt lake city, UT

Stupid, crazy stuff. Democracy will give you the best goverment you can buy!

Samaritan01
Yuma, CO.

I no longer live in Utah however if I did Mia Love would definitely get my vote!! She is an extraordinarily intelligent woman and a solid Conservative.

Love should give elective office another try!

JWB
Kaysville, UT

What I have said before is that Matheson has blended in with the Obama tactics of telling partial truths, which means, in reality, it is not the truth. Anything that is meant to deceive is a lie. Integrity can go behind the door in Washington, D.C. It is a shame, that Matheson didn't live in the District he was elected into. If Mia had tried that tactic, she would have been lambasted by the public, press, and most by others that couldn't stay in their seat due to boundary issues.

Money can buy a lot but not necessarily integrity or the ability to look fair and square in the mirror. The Democrats, according to the article at least, spent more than Mia Love did, thanks to the Supreme Court's decision with PACs and Unions to put into the system.

AChapin
Albany, Linn, OR

Aloha from Oregon;
My wife and I are retired and we hate the political atmosphere here. Unions and Dumb Down education,and the idea of taxation with out having a real say is why we wanted to go to Utah.
They Democraps vote in blocks. We out in the country do not have much of a say when the News Media
can't print the truth. So now we have a Socialist state and run amuck with evil in their hearts.
Now I see Utah has a lot of Oregon in its large city's.
I'm sure a lot of those who read this will be grateful we wont come to any of the big city's. I'm real sad when I read some of the things you say about Mia Love and her family.
Hope for the best of the great state of Utah. But it does not look good for you.
Andy

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

"...Federal records also show $12 million was spent in Utah's U.S. Senate race won by Republican Orrin Hatch, who spent $9.9 million from his coffers while outside groups spent nearly $1.8 million on his behalf.

Hatch's opponent in the general election, Democrat Scott Howell, spent only $364,700 and did not get any financial backing from outside groups. Hatch defeated Howell by 35 percentage points to earn his seventh term in the U.S. Senate...."

hatch and groupies spent $11,700,000 to secure a sure thing.

Nice.

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