Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Hatch Loading His Shotgun For Urquhart

According to his recent post, Rep. John Dougall was recently upgraded from Senator Hatch's Christmas card list to his personal call list. Apparently in an effort to head Rep. Urquhart off at the pass, Senator Hatch called Rep. Dougall and personally asked for his help. If Senator Hatch had read Dougall's post on a possible Urquhart win, he would have known that Rep. Dougall thinks very highly of Rep. Urquhart and said some very positive things about a possible run for Senate. Reading closely, however, Rep. Dougall carefully reigns in his compliments at the end with: "IF Utahns are ready for a change, Urquhart would be a great choice" (emphasis added) Then again, the two of them did appear together on KCPW's Midday Metro to lavish praise on each other's blogs. Perhaps people will line up more decisively once Rep. Urquhart actually announces his intent to run (or not run).


Blogger Reach Upward said...

The fact is that Urquhart would have to work his tail off to get enough votes at the state convention to force a primary, but I think he could pull it off. It would be incredibly difficult to defeat Hatch at the convention, but it would be a lot easier to do it there than in a primary. I wouldn't want Urquhart to wear out his soul for nothing, but I would sure like to see a real challenge to Hatch by somebody that could do a great job as a U.S. Senator.

7/20/2005 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Phil Windley said...

I heard that at least one Utah representative got a call that went according to the script:

"Hi so-and-so ..."

"It's been a long time since we talked..."

"I'm looking for your support..."

And then the next day got the exact same call from Hatch using the eact same script.

7/25/2005 09:58:00 AM  

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