Morgan Philpot says he's running for governor

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  • regis Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 1, 2011 4:15 p.m.

    I shudder at the thought that this guy could be the next governor.

    I don't think it's a realistic possibility -- still, it's a scary thought.

  • SLars Provo, UT
    Dec. 1, 2011 10:53 a.m.

    From what I understand, he will leave Reagan billboards at years end.

    It could be interesting, Herbert has supported a lot of issues that have made him enemies. HB116, fishing rights, open pit coal mines, the list goes on.

  • CJ Murray, UT
    Dec. 1, 2011 7:31 a.m.

    If he is against the Utah CON PACT and HB116 I will support him all the way. Herbert tries to be on both sides of every issue, time to take a stand and have a spine. If Morgan does that he will win the nomination.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Dec. 1, 2011 5:57 a.m.

    I have met Philpot and I supported him when he ran against Matheson. I won't support him if he runs against Herbert. This isn't a wise move if he wants a political future in Utah.

  • Wasatch Al South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 30, 2011 9:37 p.m.

    First Philpot, then Rocky. What a low day for Utah and U.S. politics. When's the next train to Canada?

  • Breakfast of Champions Provo, UT
    Nov. 30, 2011 7:39 p.m.

    During this fall's debate over redistricting, Philpot first suggested he may challenge Herbert. He accused the governor of pressuring lawmakers to ensure the state's new congressional boundaries kept Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, from getting into the governor's race.

    Philpot said then that "the Matheson threat is of greater concern to Utah's governor than fairness and due process. Herbert's latest move represents a pattern of behavior Utahns should find disturbing."

    That says a lot about the redistricting process to me. Wow.

  • #1 Champ Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 30, 2011 4:23 p.m.

    Shocking. In my opinion this is political suicide. There's no way he'll kick out Herbert in the primary, no way. Thank you, come again.

  • XelaDave Salem, UT
    Nov. 30, 2011 3:08 p.m.

    The key here is the "could beat him at the convention"- in an race with all elligible voters (Rep. Primary) neither even touches Herbert

  • YouthforEagar MONROE, UT
    Nov. 30, 2011 2:44 p.m.

    Very surprised. Thought his chances would be higher if he had decided to run for congress.
    Philpot and Sumison are both very viable candidates who could beat Herbert at the convention.

  • Fitz Murray, UT
    Nov. 30, 2011 2:21 p.m.

    I am still waiting for a GOP candidate for governor to announce. As it is right now, there is not a viable GOP gubernatorial candidate. Perhaps Matheson will through his hat in the ring and we can get a decent candidate from the democrat side.

  • Monk Pleasant Grove, UT
    Nov. 30, 2011 12:53 p.m.

    I am wary of individuals who desperately want to get elected. So much so that they try to run over and over, for different offices. Often, it seems that things other than a desire to do good are at the center of their efforts.