Doug Wright Not A Candidate
Looks like my dream was right on the money. February 6, 2006, Salt Lake City, UT "After seriously considering a bid for the 2nd Congressional District seat, KSL Radio personality Doug Wright has decided against declaring his candidacy for 2006." "With broad support, both in Utah and Washington, D.C., and enthusiastic grass roots encouragement, Wright is confident that he would have prevailed in both the convention and primary. He expressed concern however, that, If Republicans are to have a chance of winning the seat; we must not go down the same path that we have traveled in the last three election cycles. " "In recent speeches he has also shown reservation about reliving the past with a contentious and resource draining Republican Convention, followed by a bitter and divisive Primary; all of which have proven to be a formula for disaster. By choosing to not participate in a potential replay, Wright feels that the Republican Party will have a better chance of reclaiming this most important national office." "A recent inductee into the Utah Broadcasters Hall of Fame, Doug Wright has been a highly respected opinion-maker for almost three decades. His interest in politics can be traced back to early Utah pioneer roots and his great grandfather Stephen H. Love, a two-term President of the Utah State Senate, candidate for Congress and also for Governor." "In referring to Wright's seriously considered 2006 run for the congressional seat, a column in the Deseret Morning News recently said, He is clearly the candidate Matheson fears the most." "Wright will maintain an active role in Utah politics and public affairs and looks forward to continuing his popular radio show. The Utah Policy Daily has described The Doug Wright Show as A significant factor in Utah politics, and further noted that the value of getting on Wright's show is now on a par with getting an audience with newspaper editorial boards or getting a press release published."