Curtis leading GOP pack in fundraising, Utah-based donors

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  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    July 17, 2017 9:33 p.m.

    Where are the billionaires that do not need to raise funds and have a TV show?

  • Bob Tanner Price, UT
    July 17, 2017 8:21 p.m.

    Why is money the defining thing about a candidates fitness for the job? I am much more interested in what the candidate wants to do to make our state a better place and how they plan to achieve their goals.

  • There You Go Again St George, UT
    July 17, 2017 12:02 p.m.


    Nuff said.

    2 questions for the three re-Publicans...

    Will you throw your daughter (child etc.) under the bus of your political aspirations as a result of political flip-flopping?

    When you decide to bug out before your term is done, will you cough up the $675,000 it takes to name your successor?

  • Fabled Soul Provo, UT
    July 17, 2017 11:30 a.m.

    Curtis, the mayor of Provo, is getting large sums of money from the crony capitalists that feed on Taxpayer money. Shocker

  • Trudere Provo, UT
    July 17, 2017 11:15 a.m.

    The caucus-convention system involves voters who are more committed to the GOP platform, including the Constitution. They are more educated on the issues--as opposed to voters who just sign petitions or make a choice based on who has the most signs or other superficial aspect.

    Politicians who actually have the ability and courage to stick to reasonable campaign promises are difficult to find. Chris Herrod and Mike Lee are the only ones I still trust.

  • cougar engineer Alpine, UT
    July 17, 2017 8:28 a.m.

    It would appear that the skilful pure politician has the lead, but I am fearful of promulgating the "swamp" with this one. knowing Tanner Ainge to be conservative, realistic, strong intellect, and high moral character, It is highly recommended to send a non politician to congress. He certainly gets the vote of me, my family, and any one else I can sway.

  • ScottLiberty Salt Lake City, utah
    July 17, 2017 7:59 a.m.

    We currently have Republicans at the helm in D.C, and they are are talking fighting to secure hundreds of billions in tax payer funded spending.

    It truly is time to have a Libertarian in office. Someone who is not beholden to the deplorable status quo.

    There is not a 'Mike Lee' or 'Ron Paul' rising from these Republicans. Therefore we must consider the Libertarian in the race. His debate performance showed that he understands both the fiscal issues, but the social ones as well.

    Would love to see an article about the grassroots donations Joe Buchman has been getting as well as his position on everything from Bears Eras to Medicinal Marijuana.

    Please prove that good journalism is about seeking the whole story, not the old story by including him in your coverage and polls. We are fed up with the tired campaign promises dovetailing into hundreds of billions in waste in a currently Republican led government.

  • liberal larry Salt Lake City, UT
    July 17, 2017 7:42 a.m.

    As a registered Republican I think I have to go with Curtis on this one!

  • Spoc Ogden, UT
    July 17, 2017 1:52 a.m.

    The Democrats know they don't have a snowball's chance of electing Allen. So they hedge their bets by switching voting preference to vote in the primary and bankroll the most liberal of the three.

  • a_voice_of_reason Woods Cross, UT
    July 16, 2017 10:57 p.m.

    Herrod believes that having the bulk of his donations coming from out-of-state political organizations and getting on the ballot via the caucus-based convention rather than voter signatures makes his campaign a "grass-roots" campaign? Wouldn't it be the opposite? Talk about spin - he's definitely cut out to be a politician.

  • homers Provo, UT
    July 16, 2017 10:29 p.m.

    Ainge and Herrod are whistling past the graveyard on this one. Even if they get the undecided vote at three percentage points apiece to Curtis' one, Curtis still wins. When you add to that the fact that Curtis has more cash, that he gets more cash in Utah, percentage-wise, you begin to see the writing on the wall. I think that even if either Ainge or Herrod dropped out and endorsed the other that Curtis would still win going away. My guess is that the next polling that comes out will show that Curtis is gaining a majority of the undecided voters and that by election day the only question will be "will John Curtis get a majority?" He just might.

  • Utah County Republican Spanish Fork, UT
    July 16, 2017 9:36 p.m.

    Chris Herrod is the only proven conservative in this race. His record speaks a lot louder to me than how much money he has.
    The other candidates' campaign strategies are about making the election some kind of popularity contest because they can't run on their own record.