Eagar endorses Bridgewater for U.S. Senate while Lee announces military advisory committee

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  • nick
    June 10, 2010 9:10 a.m.

    Bridgewater’s recent ads are deceptive. He compares Mike Lee to Teddy Kennedy who criticized Mitt Romney’s business career. Lee has praised Bridgewater’s business skills, but has questioned the large number of government grants, earmarks, and subsidized loans Tim has secured for his clients.

    The great irony in the ads is that Bridgewater ties himself to Romney, even though Bridgewater opposed Romney in the republican primaries and was John McCain’s western states regional campaign coordinator.

  • James T.
    June 10, 2010 8:43 a.m.

    What does Mike Lee do now? Eager, the Eagle Fomrum far right candidate has endorsed Bridgewater. Bennett, the moderate Republican candidate (even though to me he is a total conservative) has endorsed Bridgewater.

    Who are Lee's people? With the Bennett endorsement Lee's campaign manager said, "this just shows Mike Lee is the only true conservative.". Well then how do you explain the Eager endorsement?

    I want to see a Bridgewater ad with both Eager and Bennett where one says, "I was the senate candidate of the psycho far-right Eagle Forum neo conservatives and I endorse Tim," and then the other says, "I was the senate candidate of the RINO liberal not true conservative conservatives, and I endorse Tim."

    Maybe Mike Lee could do an ad where he has the US Constitution bestow its formal endorsement (thusfar only implied).

  • Utah_1
    June 9, 2010 9:32 p.m.

    Tim Bridgewater
    I have watched Tim for over a year, and I believe he is the best US Senate candidate in the primary. Tim's attitude and methods and his actions have impressed me. Words alone are not enough.

    Obviously Eagar saw the same thing.
    Good for her.

  • John Potter
    June 9, 2010 8:24 p.m.

    I think I might just abstain from a primary vote since there are huge problems with both US Senate candidates.

    If Mark Shurtleff can't abstain from endorsing an ineligible candidate at the nominating convention May 8th, what will Mike Lee hold in store for the restoration of the constitution?

    The opposite, I hope.

  • MikeRidgway
    June 9, 2010 5:58 p.m.

    It doesn't surprise me that Candace Salima attacks Cherilyn Eagar for endorsing Tim Bridgewater. Her nearsightedness in this election cycle has been manifest to many.

    I have watched Mike Lee for the last fifteen months as he and his team of "volunteers" carefully converted him from an unknown political quantity into a supposed Constitutional savior.

    First it was the fireside chats on the Constitution. But not as a candidate, of course.

    Just a humble attorney who only makes $600,000 a year spreading Constitutional enlightenment on the highways and byways of the Utah.

    Then I watched the Independence Caucus (the "vetting" team) in their work to advance him as a candidate, even when he wasn't a candidate.

    Then I watched him build his interlinks and his endorsements with establishment Republicans like Mark Shurtleff and Curt Bramble. (Hearing the current radio ads from Shurtleff are to me like fingernails on a blackboard.)

    Candace is no doubt saddened at the apparent collapse of Mike Lee's hopes to win this election.
    And anyone who makes that likelihood even more certain, like Cherilyn Eagar, is in her crosshairs.

    Surprising? Not at all. Candace is a Mike Lee supporter, right?

  • CandaceSalima
    June 9, 2010 5:29 p.m.

    It doesn't surprise me Cherilyn Eager endorsed Tim Bridgewater. The writing has been on the wall since the beginning of the election cycle. That she didn't choose the principled conservative in the race, Mike Lee, is also no surprise to me.

    From the beginning, as I vetted all the candidates, it was clear that Mike Lee was the only candidate I could support. Many have indulged in the politics of misdirection and misinformation but I have watched Mike Lee stay on message. He has not adjusted his issues or message to the whims of anyone. His true north shines brightly and after having questioned him thoroughly on many issues it was confirmed to me that there would be no other candidate who could represent Utah and American better than Mike Lee.

  • EricJ
    June 9, 2010 4:40 p.m.

    It's not surprising that Eagar has backed Bridgewater. I think Mike Lee has been alienating a lot of people throughout his campaign and Bridgewater is the obvious superior candidate. It's unfortunate that individuals like @Had Enough are busy trying to spread every mischaracterization of Bridgewater that the Mike Lee camp is trying to get people to believe with their negative attacks. That's not the kind of politician that we need representing Utah.

  • Captain Kirk
    June 9, 2010 4:23 p.m.

    @Had Enough

    What is principled about making your living lobbying government to fund private businesses? Go check out his business ,Interlink Capital Strategies, and see what he does for a living. Being a senator will really help out his business.

    What is principled about saying whatever is popular in order to get elected.

    What is principled about owning part of software company that sells "No child left behind" (NCLB) software and promoting NCLB until it had passed and THEN reversing stance.

    What is principled about trying to bribe Eagar to drop out.

    Or being part of the Bush neocon machine.

    Bridgewater is not going to be a change. He will continue to use politics as a vehicle for his own wealth and power. Just like most people on the hill.

    He IS very slick and is saying all the right things.
    But I don't believe it.

  • Had Enough
    June 9, 2010 4:01 p.m.

    I knew Cherilyn was a smart woman. She can see what many of us can see in Tim - principled leadership, experience and integrity. Go Tim!