What the heck happened in the Speaker’s race??

In case you missed the DC melt-down of the last few days, or you’re still shaking your head, you’re not alone. Like Ron Swanson, we’re all wondering what the heck just happened. So really – in case you missed it, on Thursday, Congressman McCarthy goes into a meeting as the easy shoe-in for the next…

How to decide if you should run for political office

2014 is now a month and  half old and election season is well underway. Some candidates for the 2014 cycle announced as much as a year ago. Others still have not made the decision to run, but with caucuses on March 20, time is growing short. If you are considering running for office, how do…

It’s official! I’m running for the House!

I love the people of District 57 and I love Utah.  I love our political process and the ability to have a friendly, robust debate on the issues we face. Our state needs people in politics who are effective, honest and who will listen to all sides as they work to find the best possible…

Mia Love: Make the moral case about the future we are leaving our children

Republican Congressional candidate Mia Love says that while we have plenty of facts and figures about the out-of-control debt, we must ALSO make the moral case about the future the federal government is now stealing from our children and grandchildren.

Obama: Washington still broken

This weekend on “CBS Sunday Morning“, President Obama told Charlie Rose that hope-y, change-y thing was still working for him. (Well, kind of.) Rose asked about the current campaign compared to the 2008 race in which Mr. Obama ran on “hope,” “change,” and “Yes, we can.” “What happened to that? Because that’s not the narrative…

Dan Liljenquist's convention speech

Doing the impossible: forcing Orrin Hatch to a primary

Two years ago, GOP delegates to the state convention knocked off Senator Bob Bennett, sending now-Senator Mike Lee and Tim Bridgewater to a primary.  Orrin Hatch started his campaign for an unprecedented 7th term that very day. The Hatch campaign polled delegates and realized they could not win with that group, so they launched a…

Orrin in his own words

“We must work to assist in the dismissal of many others who have been dominating our country for years and running us into bankruptcy.” “Give the people of Utah a choice. We must have a change.” Amen.