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Published: Saturday, Oct. 20 2012 4:12 p.m. MDT

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Mesa, AZ

Ain't not way Hatch loses his career, as Obama gets thrown out.

J-TX
Allen, TX

Why anyone would vote for any incumbent in the Senate or the House is beyond me. They share most of the blame for

Bad legislation that led to the Financial meltdown
Bad legislation that led to the Housing meltdown
Bad legislation that led to all of us paying more for healthcare, instead of less
No budget for the last 3 years
Wasting my hard earned money
Gridlock in Washington
Pure polarization of the 2 major parties
And, Generally, NOT DOING THEIR JOB.

They ALL need to be fired. I don't care how much pork he delivers for your particular state. I will be voting out all incumbents in Congress until they start doing the job they are hired to do.

Oh, and by the way, I intend to fire the do-nothing-in-chief, too.

NeilT
Clearfield, UT

This will be the first time I will not vote for Hatch. This is the same politician who complained about Frank Moss serving three terms. Hatch has changed his stripes. Used to be bi-partisan, willing to work Dems including Kennedy. Time for term limits. I have had enough of career politician and special interests groups.

ShaunMcC
La Verkin, UT

Sadly, the Deseret News continues to ignore both the additional candidates and their ideas in this race - ideas that could make a difference in our future. This repeated insinuation that only the two major parties can put forth worthy candidates is part of the problem we face in actually dealing with the issues that confront our nation. The two major parties are locked into the status quo and continue to receive a positive rating by only about 10% of the population. Why? Because their "solutions" continue to drive us further in debt, threaten our individual freedoms, and almost guarantee that our children will grow up in a world that is less prosperous and less free than we had. I call on the media to at least let the candidates that are putting our lives, fortunes and sacred honor on the line are presented to the public so they can actually be informed as to our existence and what we offer including our ideas, our character and our hopes and dreams. It is not just important, it is the right thing to do.

Ballplayer
Spanish Fork, UT

"At IBM, if we kept our same leadership for 36 years, we'd be bankrupt."--Scott Howell

This comment is just plain stupid. If the right leadership were in place at IBM they would succeed and wouldn't replace them just for the sake of replacing them. What does this say about Howell's view of family run businesses that have kept the same family leadership in place for decades and have grown, thrived, and prospered under that leadership? If you don't like Hatch on policy, then vote him out. He's got a record, research it. Howell has a record in the Utah Senate as well, research it. Vote on ISSUES people! If you vote for or against someone based on age, gender, ethnicity, what the polls say, just to make a change, or any reason other than that the candidate's record or political philosophy reflects the direction you think this country should move, then you are part of the biggest problem we have in this country... an electorate unwilling to take the time to educate themselves.

ShaunMcC
La Verkin, UT

** Moderator this is a resend with a mistyped word replaced ** Sadly, the Deseret News continues to ignore both the additional candidates and their ideas in this race - ideas that could make a difference in our future. This repeated insinuation that only the two major parties can put forth worthy candidates is part of the problem we face in actually dealing with the issues that confront our nation. The two major parties are locked into the status quo and continue to receive a positive rating by only about 10% of the population. Why? Because their "solutions" continue to drive us further in debt, threaten our individual freedoms, and almost guarantee that our children will grow up in a world that is less prosperous and less free than we had. I call on the media to at least let the candidates that are putting our lives, fortunes and sacred honor on the line be presented to the public so they can actually be informed as to our existence and what we offer including our ideas, our character and our hopes and dreams. It is not just important, it is the right thing to do.

alos been there
OGDEN, UT

Scott Howell proved to be a great State Senator and fiscal conservative. He will do a great job representing Utahans in Washington! He has proven that he can reach across the isle and work with everyone. He can help end the gridlock and get things done!
It is time to retire Senator Hatch who has sold out to the tea party and far right wing just to get reelected. There is virtually no way Senator Hatch will be Finance Chair and that seems to be the only issue he is running on ( see his brochures) He has also become partisan as he demonstrated during the debate with his continual references to the bad democrats that he cannot be effective in Washington. Hatch will no longer reach out the the otherside and therefore is no longer effective in the Senate.
Scott Howell can work with Mitt Romney. He was one of the ones who hired Romney to oversee the Olympic games and worked closely with him during the games. Howell and Romney have worked together and can do so again.

Digbads
South Jordan, UT

I'm not sure why they spend time with this article on minor party candidates. The real election was at the Republican primary.

MPeace
Provo, Utah

Orrin Hatch responds and communicates very well with citizens in Utah using Email. Does Scott Howell do the same? I cannot even find where Scott Howell set up a website to communicate with those in Utah at all. Does anybody know if Scott Howell does as good as Orrin Hatch? I Prefer E-Mail as all written postal mail goes through a hazardous material check facility and takes several months to get to Senator Hatch. E-Mail is faster.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

When voting for a senator or representative most Utah voters look at the big picture. Would their vote enable Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi? If the answer is yes they will vote accordingly.

Allen#2
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

Sadly, Orrin Hatch is NOT a man who keeps his word. He very plainly stated 36 years ago that 18 years is too long for a senator to remain in office.

Now he claims his seniority is good for Utah and he will work with Mitt Romney.

If you like the 2 unfunded wars, housing meltdown, GM and Chrysler on the verge of collapse, vote FOR Orrin Hatch. Don't let the names Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi scare you. Hasn't Orrin Hatch been the problem in Washington DC as long as them?

JWB
Kaysville, UT

Members of Congress and the Senate are not the problem. It was the leadership in 2009 - 2011 that caused most of the problems we are in now with Congress. The Republicans took back the House after 4 years of runaway House of Representatives leadership. You can't correct that with the Democrat Senate showing no leadership. It is a two-way street. The House passes a bill and the Senate won't further it. The Senate passes nothing of substance waiting for the lame-duck President to do something besides appear on late night talk shows or show up from his overseas expensive trips to face the music in the United States of America. He has gone from blaming Bush I and II to now Romney who isn't even President.

President Obama forgets almost every moment that he is the President of our Country with the Constitution that is very stable. Unfortunately he took law courses to figure out ways to get around what the law and intent of the law is.

Bless good people to go out and vote.

oxymoron
Cedar City, UT

MPeace,

A simple search on the internet for "Scott Howell" brings up the website. From there you can sign up for the email list.

1Observer
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I know both Howell and Hatch personally. It's not even a tough choice for me. I am supporting Orrin.

For the 12 years Howell served in the Utah Senate he spent most of that time whining about being in the minority and decrying the lack of LDS support for Democrats. I really don't think I could stomach a replay of that scenario. He's already started it during this campaign. I really don't need him or anyone else trying to shame me into which party I should support.

As for Senator Hatch, he gets things done, avoids the limelight and works harder than most people I know half his age. He is a statesman and has earned the respect and support of people in Utah and around the country. He has proven he can reach across the aisle to get things done and has demonstrated real leadership. I am happy to support him for another term.

activ2004
Clearfield, UT

I do not know which is more mind numbing......The 'fact' that media/political intellects only use the name Orrin Hatch when spewing 'their' progressive interpretation of the US Constitution of 'what' the Founding Fathers intended or not intended.....or the fact that potential candidates are so frighteningly out of touch as to what is actually going on in the world, whose only objective is to spend more time spewing tabloid politics on Fox news (and yes when I was less politically aware I got my "news and information from Fox} then actually keeping their promises to "protect and defend" the Constitution of the United States. I am appalled at how trivial this is to the new class of progressive politicians who are not and have not accomplished a darn thing when it comes to perpetuating the legacy of The Greatest Document in the history of the world.

I do not give a darn what this guy Mr. Howell is saying, he had an opportunity to talk about the number one vitally important duty of our government and he tucked his tail with fear and disgrace and avoided the topic altogether which is extremely disheartening considering hie background.

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