Paul Van Dam and Bob Bernick
Former U.S. Senate candidate Paul Van Dam has withdrawn from the running for state Democratic Party Chairperson. Van Dam told the Deseret News he committed to perform in a benefit concert in Guyana. One week later, Bob Bernick, political editor of the same paper, said "Van Dam dropped out of the Demo chairman race last week after it was clear [candidate Wayne] Holland had wrapped up key support". So, which is it? Perhaps it's both. Or perhaps Bernick is seeing connections that don't actually exist. After all, Bennet's dead lock on his Senate seat didn't push Van Dam to claim exotic foreign commitments and bow out.