He'll face off against fellow legislator Carl Wimmer and possibly Mayor Mia Love
@John Pack Lambert of MichiganI think that she'd probably do good because
she isn't an extremist like Wimmer and Sandstrom.
I think Mia Love is the best candidate.
Sandstrom would be an excellent candidate, and an excellent congressman. But to
do the job right, he needs to turn off all the hoopla who want him to join the
crowd, support the cheap-labor lobby, yield to all party wishes, and be a
typical politician. He showed some backbone by swimming against the grain up on
Capitol Hill, and he needs to be independent in his thinking and not always
check the prevailing winds before taking a reasonable stand. The cheap-labor
and amnesty advocates on both sides of the aisle, the big spenders, and the war
mongers will destroy us all if they keep having their way.
Did I just see the word "nefarious" used to describe a sitting US
President? That's a first. As to Mr. Sandstrom running against Mr. Wimmer that
makes me want to go to a Republican caucus and actually vote FOR Mr. Sandstrom.
Scares me to even think that but Mr. Wimmer is truly only in this for himself.
I am no fan of Mr. Sandstrom but he at least attempts to be reasonable. He tries
to find common ground. Mr. Wimmer can talk all he wants about being a
principled man but at the end of the day I am not seeing it. Go back to the
last legislative session. He refused to honor the Code Talkers from World War 2
by voting for the resolution honoring them. One of only a couple
representatives who voted against it.
This is going to be good. We now have a pistol-packing legislator and a
send-em-all-home legislator battling each other to go to Washington DC. Isn't
there some way we could get both of them to move out of state?
Rep. Sandstrom has a hired political consultancy firm as well as Rep.
Wimmer.Rep. Wimmer has Senator Lee endorsement. That is noble of Rep. Sandstrom
want to move into the 4th district as Congressman Chaffetz was outside of 3rd
Congressional district until this re-drawing of the Congressional district
boundary by the Utah Legislature. I'm sure Wimmer knew Sandstrom wants running
and has done opposition research on other candidates just like Sandstrom would
do as political candidate. It seems like Wimmer is more committed to wining this
race and Sandstrom needs to catch up in delegates, donations, and endorsements.
It will be interesting to see how their respective paid political consultants
advice these two GOP State Legislators in running for US Congressional seat. Who
will the Democrats put up as if it's a Matheson, the GOP will face an uphill
Which one is crazier? That's who I'm voting for.
Steve Sandstrom doesn't have to "move" anywhere. A representative to
Congress does not have to live in his district; he only has to be a resident of
the state of Utah.That still doesn't make Steve Sandstrom qualified
to go to Washington.
The only time I've had a campaign sign on my lawn was for Steve Baugh when he
ran against Sandstrom. And Steve Baugh is a really great guy, but it was most
definitely also a vote against Sandstrom. Please, fourth district, don't vote
him in to represent our state! I'm just (selfishly) glad to hear he's moving,
so we can get a better local representative of our little area of Orem.
Those complaining about Steve Sandstrom's bills on illegal immigration probably
never read them, and do not know how thoroughly he researched and discussed
options with all involved in the issue. He is a problem solver, not a rabble
rouser, or populist, or another slick politician.He is a thoughtful,
articulate, and hard working Representative who has the courage to tackle tough
issues and do what needs to be done. Even if not everyone will like it. Those
who pander to every voter and tells different sides different things have been
destroying our country and state.Steve Sandstrom would be a great
Congressman!And, he will support conservative programs and block
Obama's nefarious schemes.
Oh, please no. Steve Baugh is the only democrat that I've ever voted for and
that's mainly because he ran against Steve Sandstrom. His rhetoric on illegal
immigration is enough to discourage me from voting for him.
Two really bad choices. I knew it was a mistake to give us another District.
Mr. Sandstrom wants to move to a new district just so he can have the chance to
go to Congress? This smacks of carpetbagging and it seems a little self serving
if you ask me. Public officials really need to try a little harder to serve
those where they live rather than looking for opportunistic ways outside of
their districts for a better paycheck and lifelong benefits. Isn't
this the very thing we are trying to avoid in the 21st century. If we continue
to vote for nice hair, shiny teeth and Armani suits rather than true statesmen
(and women)that care more about community than self, well, we will just have to
settle for the best representatives THAT MONEY CAN BUY.
I don't like how Sandstrom scapegoats immigrants. I would like to see the
welfare state that encourages illegal immigration be eliminated instead of
creating class warfare.
Please 4th District, DO NOT let this biggoted egomaniac take his 12-century
views to Washington. The nation's capital is already divided and out-of-touch
enough without Sandstrom piling on. Please do the right thing and
vote for ANYONE else.
That fourth district race is going to be a big competitive race. Sandstrom,
Love, Wimmer, Buck, who else is thinking about running?
I feel bad for anybody stuck in the fourth district.
Thanks Rep. Sandstrom, To let Carl Wimmer get this seat uncontested would be a
travesty. I do not think there is a dimes worth of difference between them on
issues, I feel Wimmer is not made of Congressional timber.