NRCC to spend nearly $1 million on TV ads targeting Matheson

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  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 14, 2012 3:05 p.m.

    Re: 4444 SALT LAKE CITY, UT

    Times they are a changin as proved by Gov. Walker in Wisconsin. It is starting to look like Obama doesn't have what it takes to lead our country, is going to be a one term president, and is going to take down a lot of Democrats with him when he goes.

    It takes money to take down an incombent and Mia Love isn't going to fight with one hand tied behind her back!!

    June 14, 2012 1:21 p.m.

    Here we go again! How many millions of dollars have the wise souls at the NRCC thrown towards beating Congressman Matheson over the years? They should realize that those who can be brainwashed by a barrage of silly, non-substantive, overly-simplistic, often inaccurate political propoganda in Utah are already brainwashed and then some. Those that aren't brainwashed will never be. Save your money! Since I have been gerrymandered out of Congressman Matheson's district, or, better stated, he out of mine, perhaps I will not receive the garbage from the NRCC that has been mailed to me in the past (there are now three congressional districts within two miles of my home in the middle of the Salt Lake valley - sheer genius, Utah Legislature!). I suppose I will keep television viewing to a minimum as well, in order to avoid the mindless NRCC-bred and sponsored advertisements. Congressman Matheson has been a fabulous representative for me and my family. A voice of moderation, consistency, independence, and fiscal responsibility for many years. Those who have the opportunity to vote for him would be wise to do so. He is the best thing Utah has going for it in Washington.

  • Coach Biff Lehi, UT
    June 14, 2012 12:48 p.m.

    Nice, Ranch, how about another slur against Mormonism? For someone who demands recognition and respect for his views and lifestyle, you seem very unwilling to give it.

  • Ranch Here, UT
    June 14, 2012 12:30 p.m.


    "One bad Democratic congressman out, one excellent Republican congresswoman in."

    Are you peering at the stone in your hat? How do you know that Love is "one excellent Republican congresswoman"? She hasn't even held the job yet.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    June 14, 2012 12:15 p.m.

    Only $1,000,000?

    The NRCC must have Utah written down as a sure thing.

    Mix in Ryan's penchant for vague sloganeering clarified by ambiguous specifics.

    Add a swarm of deer flies to give the faithful a memorable day at Glenwild.


  • Danish American Payson, UT
    June 14, 2012 11:54 a.m.

    @sdreader: I find it unbelievable that people don't also know that under Socialist, Marxist, Stateist, Liberal, Democrat, Progressive systems people are not equal either. In fact, under their systems unless you are part of the Elite you have no chance or opportunity to advance because the heavy tax burden keeps you down. At least with freedom and capitalism people have a chance to escape. And CHS 85 I know I was better off with trickle down and although you site the traditional liberal BS about it, I know of hundreds of economists who would disagree with you, for instance, Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams who just happen to be black.

  • sdreader SAN DIEGO, CA
    June 14, 2012 11:19 a.m.

    I find it unbelievable that there are still people (Democrats) who believe in big government, welfare state solutions. Europe is collapsing before your eyes. There will always be inequality when you have freedom and capitalism. Let us start supporting the producers and job creators and not the dead-beats who are always taking. Stop supporting anyone who will not cut back significantly on our federal government overreach. WE ARE BORROWING 40 cents of every dollar we spend. The national Democrats want to spend more. Matheson ultimately will stand with Pelosi and Reid on these issues. Elect Mia. She is one more vote to reign in our out-of-control federal government.

  • JayTee Sandy, UT
    June 14, 2012 11:00 a.m.

    After reading the posts by liberals criticizing people like Mike Lee and Jason Chaffetz, I'm more convinced than ever that Mia Love is the right choice, and would be a great addition to the team that's trying to retrieve the country before we go completely over the cliff with deficits, regulation, invasions (of this homeland, and ours around the globe), socialism, micro-management by Big Brother and Super Nanny, and everything else that's destructive. She isn't experienced in Washington, which is a plus; people from outside the beltway hopefully still have some semblance of sanity left, and haven't been indoctrinated with the idea that elected officials are somehow way brighter than the rest of us just because they win elections. Plus, she's lots cuter than Matheson. Term limits, by the way, have to happen at the ballot box.

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    June 14, 2012 10:46 a.m.

    @Danish American

    I find it ironic that there are still people left who believe in "trickle-down" economics and cutting taxes for the rich will provide jobs and a stable middle-class.

  • Danish American Payson, UT
    June 14, 2012 10:27 a.m.

    To liberals who complain about Bush. He did spend way too much money--no doubt about it. That why we need more fiscal conservatives. The government has to stop spending money and cut back to the services they were Constitutionally mandated to cover. I really find it ironic that those who criticize Bush don't realize that Obama is just Bush on steroids.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    June 14, 2012 7:02 a.m.

    The clueless novelty candidate being bought and controlled by the Washington establishment. It won't be good, folks.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    June 14, 2012 6:38 a.m.

    You are racists or sexists if you don't vote for Mia.

    At least that is what the democrats should be discussing. Get another old wrinkly white rich congressman out, right?

  • BrentBot Salt Lake City, UT
    June 14, 2012 3:41 a.m.

    Right field is exactly what our country needs. Mia Love will adhere to the Constitution and reign in Obama (and Bush's) out-of-control spending.

  • delasalle Sandy, UT
    June 14, 2012 3:41 a.m.

    I think those of you opposing Matheson don't really follow politics and happenings in Washington. Matheson is a doer and has for the most part represented Utah in a very responsible, daresay it, conservative manner, at least on the fiscal front. He's one of the few bright spots that we have in Washington where political stalemates and gamesmanship are the standard and nobody cares about moving forward. Mia Love seems like a fine person to me but she's a far cry from one of our most successful representatives to date. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

  • agkcrbs Holladay, UT
    June 14, 2012 2:03 a.m.

    Matheson has served his state with some degree of competence and independence, but has always struggled to walk straight between the leftward national drag of his party preference and the desires of the Utah centrists he needs to re-elect him. As well, there's the sense that despite his much experience, he's out of steam and very low on originality in a season of exigency. Love is obviously wet behind the ears, but has made an admirable start of her career, and has taken huge strides with the electorate with her interesting background and straightforward narrative. In today's environment, she needs only to better introduce herself and reassure voters of her capacity for office in order to enjoy broader confidence. This funding support will surely help; but name recognition, incumbency, and unabashed partisanship still divide the public.

    Between the two, I think Utahns will be ably represented for another term.

  • travelrus murray, UT
    June 13, 2012 8:44 p.m.

    Here comes the money. Everything I have heard about Mia Love is she is just another ultra conservative ubstructionist like Mike Lee. We do not need another representative from Utah who is not willing to solve our Nations problems. At least Matheson is representing the moderate Utahn. I haven't always liked the way Matheson voted but I'm afraid Mia Love will be way out in right field.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    June 13, 2012 4:59 p.m.

    Matheson is barely a Democrat, but a thousand times better than another fiscally conservative lee or self serving chaffetz, another do nothing republican is just what Utah needs.

    I heard an interview with her on the radio, Not impressive, unless you like hearing sean or rush or glenn repeated with the same vagaries that conservative thrive on.

  • USA Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2012 3:57 p.m.

    Another good reason to keep our television viewing to a minimum.

  • Samwise Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2012 3:50 p.m.

    Hopefully Mia Love wins. Not only is she an excellent candidate, but if she wins it means that Matheson will be gone, which is kind of like a double win. One bad Democratic congressman out, one excellent Republican congresswoman in. I'm all for it. Love 2012!

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 13, 2012 3:26 p.m.

    Hopefully Mia Love will be elected to this office. Six terms is enough for Rep. Matheson. What would help Mia Love more than $1 million on TV ads would be a visit from Obama in support of Matheson.