Former lawmaker Herrod nominated for GOP primary to replace Chaffetz, will face Curtis, Ainge

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  • Brer Rabbit Spanish Fork, UT
    June 19, 2017 11:11 a.m.

    In my opinion Chris Herrod and Margaret Dayton, were by far the best candidates. I live in Deidre Henderson's senate district, but I would never vote for her, because she is more willing to wheel and deal with Utah senate leadership than listen to constituents. She would do the same in D.C. I don't trust her

    As for Chris Herrod, what you see is what you get. Liberals, open border supporters, along with the wealthy political elite may not like his conservative views very much, and would find him hard to manipulate. Chris will represent the conservative voters in the 3rd CD not the special interests.

    John Curtis is a good mayor and manager, but will support amnesty for illegal aliens and other special interests groups and not really the average conservative 3rd CD working voter. John has not yet shed many of his liberal democrat philosophies from his past when he was a democrat. He became a republican because it is impossible for a democrat to be elected in Utah County

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    June 18, 2017 5:07 p.m.

    Curtis is not without his warts. I was not impressed with the way he handled the firing of the police chief.

  • bill in af American Fork, UT
    June 18, 2017 4:35 p.m.

    The far right republican state delegates have done it again. They continually overlook who they should be representing who are the moderates of the party for a far right ultra conservative. I know from first hand experience being a moderate state delegate many times that most delegates have no interest in what the majority of the party want. I predict that Curtis will win big in the primary ;much like Governor Herbert did against Johnson who was the convention choice last time.

  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    June 18, 2017 8:26 a.m.

    Chris is a man who who will support border security, vote for tax cuts and get rid of Obamacare. If you want socialism don't vote for him.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    June 18, 2017 12:56 a.m.

    IMHO we need somebody that is willing to reach across the aisle and Curtis has proven that he has that type of "personality." He is a proven leader who has bettered his city by embracing solid growth and business models while embracing diverse ideas and diverse peoples.

  • homers Provo, UT
    June 17, 2017 11:16 p.m.

    Curtis will win. If Ainge were not in the race he would win easily. After he wins, the caucus convention crowd will be forced to finally admit that the antiquated system puts too much decision making in too few hands and that the large majority of Utahns, both GOP. And Democrat, aren't buying it anymore.

  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    June 17, 2017 5:33 p.m.

    Would like to hear why the party is in debt and cash strapped?

  • Laps lapu Spanish Fork, UT
    June 17, 2017 5:26 p.m.

    Chris Herrod will make a great congressman! He is a proven conservative that isn't afraid to stand up for Utahans.

  • Straitpath PROVO, UT
    June 17, 2017 4:52 p.m.

    I am glad Herrod won. A proven conservative. John Curtis seems to run on personality. We need gravitas in this time.

  • Yuge Opportunity Here Mapleton, UT
    June 17, 2017 3:17 p.m.

    Looks like a runaway.

    If you thought the Utah delegates were warming to amnesty, think again.

    Good for Chris. Stay strong.

  • Boyd in Provo , 00
    June 17, 2017 11:13 a.m.

    With today's political climate I almost feel bad for any of these qualified individuals running for Jason Chaffetz seat in Congress. It is an angry world out there that we will be sending one of these good people in a short time. But it is necessary. We need to be well represented by one of our best back in Washington D.C. My best to the candidates.