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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 16 2013 5:35 p.m. MST

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Ogden, UT

Gunning for Matheson? Of course they are. They can't stand the fact that there is a good, rational, conservative Democrat who represents ALL the people of Utah, and not just the far right fringe-dwellers. They gun for him every election but, thankfully, the voters of his district have the good common sense to forget party affiliation and vote for the best candidate in the race. Matheson. Hopefully they will continue to do the same in the future. Utah, and the United States, truly need him (and those like him) in Congress.

American Fork, UT

He survived the GOP's gerrymandering twice now. They cut up his district three ways this last time. I'm sure he will be fine especially since he sides with Republicans most of the time when he votes.

Durham, NC

Its funny how this happens every two years..... republicans target democrats, and shockingly democrats target republicans.... shocking, just shocking.

Farmington, UT

Well, if Mia Love and her national spotlight, along with the popularity of Mit Romney, wasn't sufficient last time who are they going to run against him this next election that will have a chance? I'm very curious about that as the Repubs seem almost delusional in that regard. They'd be better off finding a decent candidate to run against Harry Reid than Jim Matheson.

sherlock holmes
Eastern, UT

You guys are all missing the point. The goal is to see that Mr. Matheson continues to vote like a Republican. He is flat out scared to cast a democratic vote on the important votes, even with Nancy P tugging at his chin. Is probably better than having an R in the seat.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Better idea. How about if all sensible Utah voters target Chafetz, Bishop and Stewart. And Lee, while we're at it. Unfortunately, Hatch will have to wait.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if all of them could be replaced with people who are capable of actually thinking for themselves and doing what's best for the nation and Utah instead of simply kowtowing to the GOP's extremists?

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