It isn 't impressive she hasn't stood up to Trump over many things
including what he has said and done with regard to minorities. Or, to his
selling our allies down the river while he caters to Kim Jong Un and Putin. Or,
that she supports someone that has no qualms about breaking the law and engaging
in non-stop unethical and theatrical behavior. Adams isn't the
perfect candidate but what do we have to lose to give him a chance to see if he
can do any better than she has? If not, throw him out the next go round.
''"They're fed up with dysfunction in Washington, fed up with
Congress not getting anything done," like slow walking all the Judicial
nominations? Schumer's Democrats calling for every hour of delay? 10 times
the voting delay more than held against any previous President? Don't
fill those Judges, is not the Repubicans doing.
Where’s the third or fourth option? Somehow I was listed as unaffiliated
from the major party and now have to go re-register at the clerks office to
vote....Term Limits For U.S. Congress is sorely needed.
I have to wonder how the role of race and gender play in the soft support for
Mia Love. In reality, her voting record or pattern is basically the same as
Stewart, Bishop and Chaffetz/Curtis on the House side or say Lee on the Senate
side, but her office remains (more) vulnerable while the others get reelected in
Obama: "You didn't build that", "those jobs are not coming
back" "Obama's regulations in 2016 to drain economy by
$2 trillion" -Washington timesObama said many times that
manufacturing jobs were not coming back. He didn't seem to care about the
economy, and talked a lot about "the new normal". I seems apparent to
anyone in business or finance that when you get the Gov't and massive
regulations out of the way the economy can do 3%+ GDP. Instead of giving our
manufacturing jobs to Saltillo Mexico, and the TPP partners we actually have
increased our manufacturing jobs since the repeal of these treaties and
regulations. You didn't build that!
@unrepentant progressive"That Rep Love's polls show her in a
tight race says something.-----And yet she is not running away with this race.
Why?"I realize you are pontificating from Bozeman with no real
knowledge of Utah politics, but Love's district is the most liberal in Utah
It was created after the last census and has had only three office holders;
Matheson once (who switched to this district because it was more winnable and
whom Love lost to) and Love twice (love beating Owens both times, after Matheson
didn't run again). The races in that district are always tight.@Kent C. DeForrest"Much of the good economic environment you cite is
left over from Obama's good work"Thanks for making me laugh
McAdams backstabbing local leaders over the homeless issue should disqualify him
for any office
No one votes for a person, we vote for an ideology If you vote Republican you
are voting for the Conservative or Libertarian Ideology, if your Vote for a
Democrat, you are voting for the Liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Communist
ideology.The Democrat party of FDR, Harry Truman, John F Kennedy no
This statistical tie shows how close these two candidates currently are. Neither
is great; both are pretty mediocre candidates. But if I had to pick between
then, as a Republican, I would pick McAdams.
I struggle to understand anti-Trump voters in Utah. Dems say that trump is
uncooth, he is crass, he has a big mouth. But when you talk about
Obama and the current democrat platform of Partial Birth abortion (late term),
homosexual marriage the silence is deafening.
I predict a McAdams win - I think guesstimates for voters who will
"probably" turn up to vote will be off due to the fire in the liberal
belly. Expect people who are anti-trump to be more motivated this November.
Flipphone - Do you understand the difference between a Librarian and a
Libertarian? Most Librarians I know tend to be Socialists, having never had to
work in the competitive capitalist workplace. Most Libertarians I know just
want to be left alone and only vote Republican because they are closer to fiscal
conservatism and social liberalism than the Democrats.
Ben McAdams is a good man as far as I can tell and overall has done a fine job
managing the largest most diverse county in the state. We need more good men and
women in congress. We need 0 people in congress that have similar
morals/personality/ethics/history of the current president.
I like "None of the above," in this contest.Poll that!
She stood too close to the President last week during the Photo-op session. At
the Republican Conventions in the counties and even the State she acted as if
she was a shoein to win and didn’t put a full effort in.The
President can make all kinds of remarks about ethnic groups, women, minorities
and people from specific areas of the world and countries, and she will not
stand up to either defend those people or decry the President’s comments,
sentiments or his policies.This state and her representatiion of
Utah’s citizens have been fulfilled. Mitt Romney chose her as a speaker
at his nominating convention in 2012, which was a mistake. He is
not running very much of a campaign, either. His lack of posters and publicity
statewide shows his not campaigning against Dr/Lawyer Mike Kennedy.
@JBs - Logan, UTWell, if he votes for Pelosi that's all I need
to know to not vote for him
In my opinion Mia Love has spent all her time in congress sending me mailers
telling me to re-elect her. OTOH by doing nothing at all at least
she has been better than Chaffetz who spent all his time trying to get on TV and
pandering to the ultra right.
Mia Love has taken Jason Chaffetz's place as co-chair of the Congressional
Dietary Supplements Caucus. In other words, she uses the power given her by
the people to work for multilevel marketing companies. She works to legalize
activities that, in my opinion, are nothing more than pyramid schemes, grinding
on the face of the poor and desperate. I could not, in good conscience, vote
for Mia Love. Conversely, Ben McAdams has distinguished himself by his efforts
to help the homeless, an issue that I also care about. This is an easy decision
for me, I will be voting for Ben McAdams. Also, although not a Democrate, I
will consider going door to door for his campaign.
We have the best unemployment numbers we've had in decades. We
have lower taxes and fewer unnecessary regulations on business.We're making great progress in our foreign relations. We're getting conservative judges appointed. We're
finally starting to get action on a sensible immigration system. Do
not cede the House to the Democrats. Put the country first. Love
might not be perfect, but we're getting things done. It doesn't matter
if Pelosi or some other Democrat is Speaker. If the House goes to the
Democrats, they will do nothing but obstruct the conservative principles that
are being enacted. If you care at all about conservative principles,
you must vote Love.
Ben McAdams would be considered conservative in any other place in the country.
The only reason people are refusing to look at his record and all he has
accomplished is because he isn't a Republican. That is ridiculous. Total
partisanship and pathetic.
When you enter a voting booth your are voting for an Ideology, not a person.
If the candidate is identified as a Republican,you are voting of either a
conservative or a Librarian. If the candidate is identified as a Democrat,
you are voting for either a Liberal, a Socialist, a Marxist or full blow
communist.We all vote based on our Political Ideology, Not the
Without gerrymandering, this race would not even be close. McAdams would win by
a landslide. The other three districts would obviously go Republican.
If you are considering voting for Mia Love, remember that she voted in favor of
the awful House health-care bill that would have stripped insurance coverage
from over 20 million Americans. She has also supported the efforts to undermine
the ACA. Love also voted in favor of the massive tax giveaway to the wealthy and
to big corporations (my taxes, by contrast, will go up, even though I'm in
the middle class). These tax cuts were unnecessary, because the economy was
strong, and unwise, because they will add $1.9 trillion to the national debt,
which the GOP always pretended to care about until they took control. Now we see
their real priorities. Love has also not stood up to Trump for leaving the Paris
climate agreement, for levying tariffs against our allies, or for repealing
pollution regulations (among many other bad decisions). So, if you want to keep
a Trump enabler in Congress, vote for Mia Love. The only way to rein in the
Donald's terrible impulses is to vote Democrat. Period.
Find the candidate that will work for a balanced budget, lowering the debt and
deficit, working for better health care (not removing health care, but tackling
the core issue... prices), Supporting environmental issues by working to reduce
toxic emissions and not voting party lines. I think I found that person when
looking at these two candidate's resumes.
I am so glad I don't have to vote for that race. I'd have to skip
it.Mia's an amnesty sell out. Ben gave us the homeless mess in
Salt Lake County.This is gong to be a LONG campaign season if the
newspapers are already hyping "too close to call" when there's five
months of issues ahead of us. The press just loves political campaigns.
For some, they will only vote for someone with an (R) next to their name. Party
before Country.Others claim that (D) means they will vote for
Pelosi, without proof. Jim Matheson didn't vote for Pelosi as Speaker, why
would McAdams? Because Love says so? Or because someone with an (R) says
so?We need to stop putting Party before Country. It doesn't
matter which party it is. If politicians can't work together, they need to
leave. Look at the retirements this year. More are retiring from the (R) than
(D) mainly because they can't and won't defend the Administration. It
is sad that they would rather obstruct the other party than to stand up and
defend or even stand up against their own party. Again, it is due to Party over
Country.Once this concept is gone, civil discourse will return and
civil dialog will return and an open exchange of ideas will be celebrated rather
than ridiculed, such as "Their first vote will be for X...".
Mia lost her Koch brother donor and position paper writer. She has nothing to
say if it isn't scripted.
Although interesting, I have my doubts that it is that close. I
believe the greater concern right now is who will cast their ballots in the
Primary election. Not whom will they vote for, but will they cast their ballots
and be a part of the process or sit back and complain later.
In terms of leadership and competency, McAdams clearly has the advantage. Those
voters who are concerned about the “Pelosi” vote have not been
paying attention. McAdams has announced he would not vote for her. I hope
Utahans vote for the best candidate and not blindly the whomever has the (R)
next to their name.
Nothing more than Fake News to make liberals feel good and discourage
conservatives. No one at DN will point back to this outrageous report and
misleading headline in November when Love wins by a very substantial margin.
Been here, seen this, know better. This is one more reason we just do not trust
the MSM anymore.
I fully expect an easy victory for Love, or anyone running against McAdams in
this district. He's no centrist. Way too liberal to win. I'm sure
he's going to run saying he's going to work with both sides of the
aisle, but his history is as a far Left winger can't be hidden . Love
isn't perfect either, but she'll vote with the President. That's
enough for me.
That Rep Love's polls show her in a tight race says something.She is running for a seat in a really, really Red state. She is boosted
constantly by this paper. She has fuzzed up some of her conservative bona fides
with a position or two that places her outside the GOP mainstream (in an effort
to appeal to "independents", whoever that is in Utah). She is a woman
in a year when women will be favored.And yet she is not running away
with this race. Why?
Big Spender Ben, another slick liberal lawyer going to help us out of our money.
High property taxes in Salt Lake CountyMore and more
County spending under Ben, the Liberal lawyer.$8 million wasted on
Mountain Accord proposing sweet Public land trades for 4 rich ski resorts and
massive canyon development.If you want BIG gov't. Ben the
liberal lawyer is your man.If you smaller gov't. Mia is your
another lose/lose choice for voters.
This is a great headline for Oct. 20, year 2018. Let us enjoy summer now.
can we get a worthy candidate here. These folks make Mitt look good. Sad as to
what our choices our.
@slcman: "Love has an R after her name. That's all you need to
know."By the same token, McAdams has a D after his name and
would cast his first vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House. That is
more than enough to know he has no business representing Utah.For
more details we might look at the horrible way SLCo and SLC have handled the
homeless, mental illness, and drug addiction & dealer problems.We could consider how, under his leadership, the SLCo council just voted to
enact a massive tax increase that their constituents have already rejected. That
the council did so in a cowardly manner to try to deny responsibility is even
worse.Then there is the new developer-UTA-insider-benefiting vote to
rezone the area near Herriman and South Jordan for the highest density housing
in all of Utah, with few jobs nearby, small roads, and a horrible commute
through existing communities to get work centers in downtown SLC today or even
Silicon Slopes tomorrow.So on what policies would non-SLC residents
of the district consider voting for McAdams?
Balance is needed...who will represent the Independents...?
We need politicians that have the courage to stand up and do the right thing
these days. Stand up for country over party. They are very few and far between.
Most are either too far left or too far right.
Nothing against her personally. But. please let us get Republicans out
(Democrats as well) who have stood by while our president has made a mockery out
of our democratic process, values, ethics, and who has appointed so many crooked
people to help him do this. They have stood by while he has undermined and
destroyed morale and work at our intelligence agencies and undermined our
relationship with our allies. They have stood by while he has publically
humiliated our first lady at every turn. He is the first president that has made
lying to the public an every day habit. He did this daily during his campaign
and they didn't care then either. They have stood by while he has used his
public office to work deal after deal to bring millions and millions of dollars
to his and his families businesses. When you can stand by and watch
all this happen day in and day out because you put party before country and do
not have the courage to stand up and do the right thing you do not deserve to be
in office. Anyone that does this, Republican or Democrat.
DN Subscriber- So, what McAdams did with the Rio Grande dispersal of the
homeless, infecting many places in the county is good management? That is the
specific reason I will vote against him. Not for Love because of her DACA
leanings. There are other choices. How about no more professional politicians?
Love has an R after her name. That's all you need to know.
I remember Mia Love's first debate with Jim Matheson. She is a terrible
debator, but I support her over Mcsadams.
Love's past supporters are less enthusiastic about her now because she has
failed to take a strong position on key Republican and conservative issues.Her voting for bloated and unnecessary Omnibus appropriations bills instead of
forcing Congress to vote on individual bills ("shutting down the
government" according to Democrats who won't allow the votes) has
weakened her support.Her current efforts to get a DACA "fix"
passed without first addressing the key issue of border security and enforcement
is another issue which make supporters unhappy. If she is going to
vote like a Democrat, they why vote for her.McAdams has done a great
job with the County, and he deserves credit for that. However, his first vote
would be for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker and that alone is reason enough to vote
against him.The key is for Love to tell people why they should vote
for her instead of staying home.
Mia Love's 47% support represents near the low point of her support.
McAdam's 43% represents the near the high point of his support.Barring a credible 3-party candidate, almost all of those undecideds will
break for Love, and she will win by at least 8 percent.