John Swallow swamps Sean Reyes to win Republican nomination for attorney general

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  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 27, 2012 12:08 p.m.

    Re: dalefarr South Jordan, Utah
    "I'm sure he will .... reign in payday lenders ...."

    Are you suggesting that it is government's job to protect people from their own stupidity? People willing to pay 500% interest on a payday loan don't need help, they need a miracle.

  • dalefarr South Jordan, Utah
    June 27, 2012 8:57 a.m.

    Great. As Shurtleff's successor, I'm sure he will do something about all the ponzi schemes, reign in payday lenders, obtain federal land for Utah, do something about immigration and lastly finally challenge the BCS--Not

  • williary Kearns, UT
    June 27, 2012 8:55 a.m.

    John Swallow is the new Merrill Cook. Just run for every office possible, and eventually you might get in.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    June 27, 2012 8:01 a.m.

    John Swallow has name recognition but I remember being in southern Utah and running into him out campaigning on one of his Congressional bids. He got a lot of support from his boss who doesn't want the AG's office to be less than he had it. There were a lot of other people that supported John and now he will have to show his strengths as he has done in the past. He has to work hard and keep a good staff that is happy with what they are doing. With that many attorneys and staff members working in the various offices, it is not easy for an elected official. I am sure Sean Reyes will be watching to gain some tactics for his next campaign in 4 years as that is how you gain experience for political office. Good attorneys are out there, just like Sean, to fill such an important part of the overall governmental process that we need and enjoy the benefits of good people serving us.

  • staypuffinpc Provo, UT
    June 27, 2012 12:53 a.m.

    I'm not a democrat, but I can't think in good conscience that Swallow could be anything but a headache as our AG and would rather have any first year law student instead. His policies seek to pander to the xenophobic and entitled while seeking greater power. Why is the AG office even one in which we choose a party-backed candidate? Tonight people clearly chose to put a politician in a lawyer's role. I was hoping our AG would get less and not more political.