Wednesday, November 15, 2006

4th Seat Drama

So Governor Huntsman wants to call a special session for around the first of December. If all goes well, Utah will go through the time and money to rush through a redistricting so it can be ignored. On the positive side, the rush to redistrict has opened up the Achilles Heel of our Bossy Little Big Man Speaker Curtis. Speaker Curtis will insist that any new map put his home in the new 4th district. Nothing is more frightening to ambitious Republicans than to be put in Matheson's district. Leverage.


Anonymous Brian Watkins said...

I';d love to see Curtis run in the new fourth district. That would be that best thing that could happen to the Democratic candidate. It would be even better than running against LaVar, which would be pretty good, too.

I wonder about the suggestion that Matheson won't be running in the fourth district, though. Last time a four district plan came up Jim talked plenty about running in number four. It would still be his best bet in the Huntsman plan.

11/15/2006 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous DPII said...

No, it would not Brian.

11/15/2006 05:07:00 PM  
Blogger Alienated Wannabe said...

I hope that our representatives will have the wisdom to kill the deal. I think it is bad for America, and thus, bad for Utah. (Please see my previous comments under Ethan's "Dead" post.)

11/15/2006 05:52:00 PM  
Blogger Alienated Wannabe said...

The good news is that Jeremy Roberts and some other party activists are going to introduce a resolution at the next Salt Lake County Republican Party Central Committee meeting on December 2nd in an effort to stop this bad piece of legislation. (See related Deseret Morning News article)

I urge all like-minded individuals to show up and join in the fight. Perhaps it would even be a good idea to contact Jeremy in advance and offer to help him organize a lobbying effort directed toward both elected officials and grass roots activists. (We should each be calling our own representatives now anyway.)

He's a pretty good fund-raiser from his time on the Lincoln Club, maybe a quality mailer or something could be prepared that would explain all the problems with the current proposal. I found the following telephone number for Jeremy on the web: (801) 545-0105

I am assuming that it is still current, and that it is okay with him to distribute it. But, if not, this would not be the first that I was presumptuous.

11/18/2006 09:51:00 AM  
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