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Published: Monday, Oct. 1 2012 12:00 p.m. MDT

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middle class
Cedar City, 00

Between the GOP's Florida voter registration scam and candidates like Crockett...is there a trend here? Laws and Rules don't matter as long as our guy gets elected? We're right so we deserve to have the office regardless of what voters say? Money is the root of all goodness?

Salt Lake City, UT

The rule could be more clear, especially since the interpretation is totally different than the FEC rules.

SLco: "No donor shall make contributions to a county candidate in excess of six thousand dollars during the three election cycles defined in Section 2.72A.101."

So they are reading it $6,000 total and not per cycle. That isn't obvious.

Somewhere in Time, UT

Big Deal!

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Cats said: Big Deal!
Partisan politics at there best. This is a crime, but seeing how he's a republican it's either expected or ignored. You personally rail against Matheson in these same pages for less. I believe you call it duplicitousness.

Salt Lake City, UT

Middle class and Happy Valley Heretic both hit the nail on the head. They have aptly described the hubris of single party dominance. When a candidate running for partisan office in our state is a virtual lock to win solely as a result of the "R" that follows their name on the ballot, then it is much easier to play fast and loose with the rules in a "the ends justify the means" sort of way.

This, more than anything else, is why I believe that achieving political balance is vital to eliminating the hubris and replacing it with consensus-building (versus demagoguery), transparency (versus backroom deals to enact laws like H.B. 477), and playing by the rules (versus employing shortcuts to expedite one's agenda).

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

"It's only cheating if you get caught" should be the slogan found on all GOP business cards.

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

See...that's the problem with the one party system here.

A one party system is like a pool of water that gets no influx of fresh water.

It starts to really stink, and grows gross green stuff.

That's the Utah GOP...gross green stuff.

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