3rd Congressional District campaign interesting but not close

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  • realcourage Lehi, UT
    Oct. 26, 2010 9:41 p.m.

    Chaffetz wouldn't have it so easy if we didn't have a one-party state.
    Chaffetz lives in Matheson's district, but ran in the 3rd district because he knew it would be easier to manipulate a convention full of Republican delegates, than to convince voters in a general election. He also knew that once he got the Republican nomination, he'd have free sailing!
    Thank you, Hyer, for running, and holding Chaffetz a little more accountable.
    It's sad how much better Hyer is and yet how many people will ignorantly vote Chaffetz just because of the R next to his name.

  • Holden Caulfield Eagle Mountain, UT
    Oct. 26, 2010 8:35 p.m.

    Hyer = Best Candidate

  • Christine Orem, UT
    Oct. 26, 2010 9:24 a.m.

    Hyer is more qualified than Chaffetz.
    She is also smarter and has more education and experience. On top of that she is a Conservative.
    Chaffetz falls way behind.

    It's obvious Hyer is the better candidate.

  • Candidate Jackson Sandy, UT
    Oct. 26, 2010 9:08 a.m.

    Lock down the border and demand visas, then, Jason. But, oh, I wish we would legalize more immigration, doing background checks at the border (which we are not doing but ought to if we really want to fight crime), but then letting these immigrants in. Not having paperwork is wrong, and should have consequence, but it is not worthy of such an outcry as we have. As a candidate myself, running for Utah House District 41, I argue the immigrant comes seeking refuge, and seeking happiness, only to be told to seek it elsewhere. At the entrance to our nation, we post a welcome sign. "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free," we say. Then we turn around and say, "Whoops, sorry. Our mistake. You're not actually welcome here." Legalizing immigration would solve the very ills we accuse the immigrant of. All citizens are under the same obligation to pay taxes for social assistance and the same obligation to not lower wages by working under the table. Let's make it fair for us just by being fair to them, by giving them the right simply to exist on American soil. -- John Jackson

  • Eliot Santaquin, UT
    Oct. 26, 2010 8:53 a.m.

    "He most recently made headlines over a recent hostile exchange with the office of Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, over whether Chaffetz agreed he would not challenge Utah's senior senator in 2012."

    Hostile exchange? Are you kidding me? Sen. Hatch says that Rep. Chaffetz promised not to run against him. Rep. Chaffetz says he was referring to Sen. Bennett. At best it was a misunderstanding between the two. So the D News reports it and now claims it was a hostile exchange that warranted a headline. Is it possible for people to disagree about something without it being hostile? Come on D News, is news so hard to come by that you have to make it up?

  • Gary Moore Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 26, 2010 5:57 a.m.

    From everything I’ve read about Hyer, it doesn’t sound like aligning with the Pelosi’s Dems required much compromise. At best she’s a moderate, she’s certainly not a conservative.

    Her statement on illegal immigration pays lip service to, “No Amnesty”, then goes on to advocate means for letting the vast majority stay. She also invokes the phrase, “The system is broken”, which is code for opening the floodgates. How well has that worked for France, or for Canada?

    We already have too many people on Washington who like to twist words and play on technicalities, the last thing we need is one more.

    In the First District, I’m represented by a man who has not done anything I’m particularly upset about, but neither has he done anything I would cheer. You folks in the Third are fortunate to be represented by a dynamic man who boldly and prominently preaches ideology. Glad to hear that a large majority plans on keeping him. This country needs him.