Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Utah Party Fundraising For Senator Hatch

The Utah State Republican Party has been making telephone solicitations looking for donations to Senator Hatch's re- election campaign. Their calls have generated some frosty responses from Republicans who are quick to remind the solicitors that Senator Orrin Hatch does not have their party's nomination and is not the only Republican asking for it.


Blogger Tyler Farrer said...

That's incredible! May I ask, what is your source on this?

11/01/2005 02:15:00 PM  
Blogger pramahaphil said...

No kidding! It is time that Senator Hatch go the way of the Dodo Bird.

11/01/2005 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

source! source!

11/01/2005 03:40:00 PM  
Blogger Ethan said...

Sorry. I'm sure it'll come out soon enough. I promised anonymity though, so...

11/01/2005 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11/01/2005 03:52:00 PM  
Blogger Reach Upward said...

No wonder many acquaintences that are erstwhile Republicans have been reluctant to ship donations to the Utah GOP.

11/02/2005 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous gary said...

I wish that were hard to believe. They haven't tried calling me yet, but maybe they've figured out (not like it's any secret) that I'm supporting Pete Ashdown.

11/02/2005 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! What a crock. Until I see someone come forward, I call it BS.

11/02/2005 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh...and lets be realistic about the US Senator election. The only real challenge is Hatch beating Urqhart in convention. After that it will be a slam dunk for the GOP.

I'm sure Pete is a great guy, but he just won't get the votes. Maybe he should chew on something a little more realistic before going for US Senator. Are you willing to give this kind of power to somone that young who has never held office???

11/02/2005 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete Ashdown is almost 40 years old. I would give someone that "young" that type of power. He owns and operates a succesful business. He is articulate and very bright. You would be foolish to overlook Pete's abilities. Let me state an example, Who is Peter Corroon?

11/02/2005 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete Ashdown is almost 40 years old. I would give someone that "young" that type of power. He owns and operates a succesful business. He is articulate and very bright. You would be foolish to overlook Pete's abilities. Let me state an example, Who is Peter Corroon?

11/02/2005 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Brett said...

While I admit that Pete does have a long way to go, don't dismiss him. I feel that Utahns of all political affiliations are tired of the status quo. They want someone who will bring new ideas to a stale old Senate. Change won't happen overnight, but as Ethan's post shows, there is the feeling that something is rotten in Utah's senatorial representation.

11/02/2005 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next time I need tech support or a DJ at my next rave, I'll give Pete a call. Until then, I'll put my vote with Hatch. Lets give him 4 more years...he's due to get chair of finance cte....which would keep little things like Hill AF in Utah and nuke waste out. I don't see any rookie senators getting that accomplished.

In 2010, we can let someone like J. Cannon slide into his Senator slot so we don't get stuck with another "junior" leaguer like Pete.

As for Peter Corroon comparison...well..I actually worked on his campaign. Lets just say it never hurts to have your competition criminally investigated (with all charges dropped, by the way).

Unless Orrin gets popped for solicting hookers on Main St., I don't see him losing..

11/02/2005 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Brett said...

Why should we give Hatch SIX years (not four) to do what he couldn't do in 30? If you and he say he needs to be Finance Chair to get changes to taxes done, what has he been doing for the past 30?
The answer is nothing. He has wasted our time and money trying to stop technological innovation, dividing Utahns and Americans, and trying to prove he is a Utahn while taking 75% of his contributions from out-of-state interests.
Also, he will do nothing to keep HAFB open because it will stay open. The BRAC process is closed, done, finished, statutorily. He may be able to keep nuclear waste from being stored in Utah, but not coming straight through downtown SLC on its way to Yucca.
Pete Ashdown will do the same things that any "rookie" senator will do--his job. He will bring new ideas to the Senate, 21st Century ideas. The Senate needs tech support to fix our broken energy supply, health care, and tax systems.

11/02/2005 03:36:00 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Yeah, let's keep our "distinguished" senator. We sure wouldn't want to join the ranks of someone like Barack Obama. No, that would be too fresh. Lets keep the GOP-shill fossil in office so he doesn't have to have the inconvenience of selling his house in suburban DC.

11/02/2005 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, you guys are funny! Its like comedy act. No reality-check.

But seriously, do the math. Without some sort of scandal, neither Steve U. or Pete will win.

11/02/2005 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Brett said...

Anonymous', like Hatch's, overconfidence will be their downfall. There are plenty of campaigns that came from further behind without scandal. Besides, Pete isn't going to go looking for a scandal to capitalize from; he is running on the issues and the fact he is a better candidate. I wholly admit it is a long path to tread, and he may not win, but critics like anonymous will see the change come, like it or not.

11/02/2005 04:09:00 PM  
Blogger Reach Upward said...

Gee, if Hatch can do for the Finance Committee what he has done for the Judiciary Committee, maybe the two committees can compete for being the most dysfunctional. Hatch is campaigining on wanting to stay because the job he is doing is "too important." If that means he simply wants to extend his 30-year record of symbolistic nothingness for another six years, I'm not very inspired. Let's get some fresh blood in there.

11/02/2005 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Jeff Bell said...

I think that Pete Ashdown, and others like him, are the most important example of the American citizen.

30 years. That's a profession, not public service. Mr. Hatch is pushing a set of "ideas" that were formed in the 60's and have not managed to evolve as the world has changed.

Ashdown is the first in an emerging breed of successful, civic minded, forward thinkers that, if given a chance, will spur innovation and halt the hemorrhaging of American jobs.

11/02/2005 05:29:00 PM  
Blogger pramahaphil said...

Although I like others would like to see Hatch get the boot, the only hope I see in getting rid of him is that someone is able to beat him at convention otherwise Hatch will win hands down. He has been around too long and too many people confuse his 30 years experience with actual competence.

11/02/2005 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous gary said...

I'd love to see Pete win, but even if he doesn't, I'd still support him over Orrin Hatch. I'd prefer Steve Urquhart over Hatch, too, come to that.

11/03/2005 08:41:00 AM  

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