Democrats competing for Senate seat that may not carry much influence


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  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Nov. 27, 2012 8:25 a.m.

    Yup. Republicans can do what they want to do.

    And it often isn't very good for anyone.

  • Utah_1 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 27, 2012 7:30 a.m.

    Much influence?
    1 vote out of 29. It still takes 15 votes to pass a bill in the senate and some require 2/3. There are a number of 2/3 votes that are at 19 or 20, passing or not, based on one vote.
    He or she will be on a number of committees and will decide the fate of bills.

    While there have been a lot more party-line votes in the senate the last 2 years than the house, most are not.

    It would be interesting to see Rep. Doughty win. While he has been relatively quiet the last session, he has had good mentoring from Rep. Seelig and King who are not. He is the only one running that has state legislative experience. With the big names, I don't know what his chances are, but he won in similar fashion last time.

  • NedGrimley Brigham City, UT
    Nov. 27, 2012 7:05 a.m.

    Now there's news. Democrats don't have much say in Utah politics. No kidding.

    I will have to admit though that I'm proud of Mr Dabakis for determining that it's ok to stand up and "kind of tell the truth".

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Nov. 27, 2012 7:04 a.m.

    Change headline to Won't.