Republican candidates for Utah governor raising campaign funds at rapid pace

Return To Article

Commenting has temporarily been suspended in preparation for our new website launch, which is planned for the week of August 12th. When the new site goes live, we will also launch our new commenting platform. Thank you for your patience while we make these changes.

  • ERB Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 18, 2019 11:32 p.m.

    No to Hughes. No to Huntsman. I want a conservative.

  • SamanthaJean Draper, UT
    June 18, 2019 12:26 p.m.

    Cox is in charge of elections, so of course he'd be able to search the database of donors to see what a "record" is. Ironically, this makes it sounds like he raised it all since he announced, but he didn't. It also implies he had more than 1,000 donors but he didn't. Several donors contributed multiple times. So if anyone wants to break that record just find someone willing to give $2,000 at $1 per donation. It is a gimmick, just like he's a phony.

  • search diligently Lehi, UT
    June 18, 2019 10:15 a.m.

    We shall see what comes of this.

    I predict Governor Herbert and any successor who tries to pass HB441or something similar that places a sales tax on services will not win an election.

    That bill was introduced and claimed to same Utah families hundreds of dollars per year. This is completely undocumented and incorrect. Quite the opposite. Every state where services were added to the sales tax base ended up costing households hundreds of dollars, not reducing them.

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    June 18, 2019 9:40 a.m.

    This is going to be really interesting. With the moderation of Salt Lake valley politically, and those effects spreading both north and south, its going to be harder and harder for Republicans to win statewide offices. Republicans need to be able to attract moderates if they have any hope holding on to this office after this election. Young Utahans are far less politically dogmatic. They will need to see how many of these newer voters they can attract and hold on to. Anyone hardline this time will all be ensure a loss in the next election.

  • ConradGurch Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 18, 2019 9:01 a.m.

    Spencer Cox does NOT have my vote.