Utah Senate Candidates for Senator, UT Election Race 2014
State Primary on June 26, 2014
Utah Senator Election Race
Mike Lee (R)
Utah Candidates for US Congress from UT
Senator Orin Hatch in trouble, Mitt Romney comes to Utah to campaignMitt Romney will campaign for Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, in the senator’s home state today. After holding campaign events in Iowa on Friday, Romney travels to Salt Lake City for a photo-op with the long-time senator, who ties with the recently ousted Dick Lugar of Indiana as the longest-serving Republican in the Senate.
Like Lugar and former Utah Republican Sen. Bob Bennett, Hatch faces a Tea Party challenger who’s backed by the D.C. group FreedomWorks. Both Lugar and Bennett fell to such challengers, Bennett at the Utah state convention in May 2010 and Lugar in May of this year.
Romney will meet Hatch at a private airport in Salt Lake City, where Romney was already scheduled for high-dollar fundraisers this evening.
In early May, Hatch announced that he had been tapped into becoming a ”special policy adviser” to the Romney campaign. Romney filmed a television ad for Hatch last March and also recorded a radio ad for him.
Romney campaigned for Bennett in 2010, without success for the senator. Romney introduced Bennett at the state convention, where Tea Party candidates Mike Lee (now the state’s junior Republican senator) and Tim Bridgewater knocked Bennett off the primary ballot after multiple rounds of convention voting.
“Today he faces an uphill battle at this convention. Some may disagree with a handful of his votes or simply want a new face, but with the sweep and arrogance of the liberal onslaught today in Washington, we need Bob Bennett’s skill and intellect and loyalty and power,” Romney said at the time. His praise for Bennett drew a mixture of cheers and boos.
At the time, Romney’s endorsement of Bennett entailed a hint of political risk. Tea Partiers had yet to warm up to Romney, and questioned his conservative dedication through the early parts of the 2014 campaign, despite his late outreach. Even so, Romney’s warm greeting at the 2010 convention suggested he is perhaps immune to such risks in Utah.
Orin Hatch advised Bill Clinton to nominate Ginsberg and Breyer to the Supreme Court and his vote for TARP) or a more conservative challenger in a state where the Republican is almost certain to win. I say support the conservative upstart.
History of Utah. Information that every Utah Election Candidates for US Senate Should Know:In 1850, the Utah Territory was created with the Compromise of 1850, and Fillmore (named after President Fillmore) was designated the capital. In 1856, Salt Lake City replaced Fillmore as the territorial capital.
Disputes between the Mormon inhabitants and some in the government intensified after The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints practice of polygamy became known. The polygamous practices of the Mormons, which were made public in 1854, would be one of the major reasons Utah was denied statehood until almost 50 years after the Mormons had entered the area.
After news of their polygamous practices spread, the members of the LDS Church were quickly viewed by some as un-American and "rebellious". In 1857, after news of a false rebellion spread, President James Buchanan sent troops on the "Utah expedition" to quell the supposed rebellion and to replace Brigham Young as territorial governor with Alfred Cumming. Brigham Young was never told he was being replaced or why President Buchanan thought he needed the U.S. Army to enforce a simple office change. The resulting non-conflict is known as the Utah War or Buchanan's Blunder.
As troops approached Salt Lake in northern Utah, jumpy Mormon settlers and Paiutes attacked and killed 120 immigrants from Arkansas in southern Utah. The attack became known as the Mountain Meadows massacre. The massacre became a point of contention between LDS leaders and the federal government for decades. Only one man, John D. Lee, was ever convicted of the murders, and he was executed at the massacre site.