AG Mark Shurtleff endorses Carl Wimmer in Utah's 4th Congressional District race

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  • jotab Salt Lake City, UT
    April 3, 2012 10:02 a.m.

    What is the connection between Shurtleff and Wimmer,... oh yeah Rick Koerber. Vote Matheson.

  • Shurt Salt Lake, UT
    April 3, 2012 10:00 a.m.

    Rick Koerber, Paul Mero, and Joe Cannon all would be proud. You will have to google them to determine their connection to this endorsement, since the Deseret News will not let me comments on the history that has been well documented in the media over the past three years.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 3, 2012 9:28 a.m.

    I like Wimmer, but there are better choices. And although AG Shurtleff started off good, he has turned into a squishy RINO amnesty shill in recent years. His endorsement is the kiss of death as far as I am concerned. Sorry, Carl, that's just the way it is.

    Steve Sandstrom has proven legislative experience and is a steady, reliable mainstream conservative and would be an excellent Congressman.

    Mia Love is a newcomer, but has proven to be a very effective Mayor, and is a rock solid conservative. I would have liked her to have some legislative experiences, but if it was a two person race between her and Wimmer, I would go with Mia Love.

    Yeah, some people will add a bonus for Ms. Love's race and gender, but those are totally irrelevant one way or the other. If she does not win a seat in Congress, I think she would be an excellent canddiate for Lt. Governor, or even Governor, or a seat in the Legislature. This lady is a rising star, and we need more people like her to fill all sorts of jobs, not just Congress.

  • UtahBlitzz West Jordan, UT
    April 2, 2012 5:10 p.m.

    The fastest way for a Republican in this state to lose my vote is to tout an endorsement by Mark Shurtleff. Combine this endorsement with Carl Wimmer's constant flip-flopping on who he's supporting for president, and it's easy to see why he (Wimmer) is a stereotypical politician that shouldn't be trusted.

    If you're like me and want to see Jim Matheson replaced with someone principled and honest, vote for Jay Cobb or Mia Love. If you want politics as usual, vote for Wimmer. If you believe in war for oil, vote for Steve Sandstrom.

  • UTAH Bill Salt Lake City, UT
    April 2, 2012 1:57 p.m.

    Well, the fact Shurtleff endorsed Wimmer is enough for me not to vote for the man. Anyone involved in Shurtleff's political deals is tainted by corruption. I know that's harsh, but I've personally observed it.

    April 2, 2012 1:07 p.m.

    This is a frightening story for two reasons: 1. Wimmer does not represent his constituency. He represents his version of the Tea Party ideology (State Gun - Give me a break!) 2. Our State's Attorney General thinks sending this guy to Washington to represent the People of the Great State of Utah is a good idea.

    Unfortunately, because we have no real Democratic party to fend off these kinds of candidates, he'll probably win.

    Please Utahns prove me wrong!