Utah's gubernatorial campaign takes sharp turns to negative territory

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  • Mike in Sandy Sandy, UT
    Oct. 28, 2010 3:15 p.m.

    Can we please have a governor who is smarter than his pets?

    Mr. Corroon has 3 degrees, including Real Estate Finance, and Law.

    Mr. Herbert 'attended BYU'.


  • wandrew Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 24, 2010 9:00 p.m.

    Once again, no mention at all that there is a Libertarian candidate in the race. It is intellectually dishonest to pretend that I do not exist. It would only take an extra few words to at least mention that there is another choice. After all, there are a lot of people not satisfied by the two "major party" candidates. My website and blog show that there are a lot of people still searching. This is sad that the "major papers" in the State take this tack. (Thanks to the St. George Spectrum, which has inteveiewed me three times). If you are not satisfied, if you want smaller government, lower tases and more freedom, there really is an alternative. Vote Libertarian.

  • Rae Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 24, 2010 4:42 p.m.

    re: chuckles55 Really? Look at where our current Harvard graduate has gotten this country? Shall I start?

  • chuckles55 Pleasant Grove, UT
    Oct. 24, 2010 2:33 p.m.

    And Herbert's qualifications for governer are he attended BYU and ran a day care business, while Carroon has a BS, MS and JD. Who is proping up Herbert??? Sounds kind of like what happened with the political machine that propped up GW Bush - and look where he got us...

  • The Dude Abides Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 24, 2010 2:19 p.m.

    It was Herbert who first went negative, with the pathetic story that Corroon would "cut seminary" and couldn't deal with public schools because his kids went to Catholic school.

    Look at their rsums: Herbert "attended" BYU (for a year). Peter has multiple graduate degrees.

    It should be a no-brainer. Unfortunately, most Utah voters are no-brainers and Herbert will win.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 24, 2010 1:57 p.m.

    Under Corroon's leadership the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office was dismantled and now citizens in unincorporated Salt Lake County are being charged a "fee" for the same service by the same peace officers now wearing a different colored uniform. Funny thing is that 1/3rd of them refuse to pay this extortion.

    Corroon won't even take Salt Lake County in the upcoming election. He's toast now and he'll be even worse off in 2 years.

  • newslover Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 24, 2010 1:28 p.m.

    This construction payoff has really hurt Herbert. I don't think he will recover.

  • newslover Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 24, 2010 1:08 p.m.

    As a long time republican, I am dismayed by Herbert and his payoffs... This is not the party of my father. I am part of the republicans for Corroon because he is honest and I want an end to this back room corruption...

  • Milo P Otis West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 24, 2010 12:14 p.m.

    I havd already boved for Peter. Herberts ad states that there will be a Utah solution to immigration. Well, what is it? Am I going to have to wait until after the election to find out or will it be business as usual in 2012? I think I can move past the politics and he said, no he said. What did you do? Herbert is Governor because Huntsman accepted another position.

  • PK Highsmith Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 24, 2010 9:20 a.m.

    Said it before, I'll say it again: I voted for Peter Corroon in 2008. He should have had a shot at my vote.

    But he's failed to make a compelling argument for change from the current administration, and has relied on negative campaigning too heavily. I mean, cmon, Rod Blagojevich? That's just not believable in the least. I won't vote for someone who will say anything and everything to be elected.

  • SLars Provo, UT
    Oct. 24, 2010 9:20 a.m.

    Immigration section?

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Oct. 24, 2010 6:40 a.m.

    If yo are behind, this is what you do. Get over it. If the tables were turned, the Republicans would do exactly the same thing, if not worse. Utah is no different than elsewhere, believe it or not.

  • sherri Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 24, 2010 6:22 a.m.

    That negative tone is one sided. Corroon doesn't seem to understand we want to know what he intends to do .Instead of what Herbert is doing wrong. The facts are this state is running very well. It is the democrats who are running the negative campaign.D A .and Mathesons I am voting for Matheson because of the job he has done not his negative TV adds. But not Sim Gill and his attacks on Lora Miller. He has been running for office every since he lost the last election. The Dems had that office for a long time and they want it back no matter what they have to say or do.

  • Digbads South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 24, 2010 12:05 a.m.

    Corroon has turned us off completely. I am very energized to do everything I can to seem him not only not elected as Governor, but not elected as anything again.

    Now Matheson seems to be going the way of the mudslinger along with him. Its awful. I don't like seeing that "scorched earth" behavior coming to Utah.