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Herbert campaign piggybacks fundraiser on governor's energy summit

sltrib.com — But after reports of a speed-dating arrangement, where Herbert would meet for 20 minutes to discuss policy issues with lobbyists' clients that bring campaign checks, questions are again being raised about the propriety of marrying energy policy and political donations to power Herbert's re-election.

Dem candidate calls Herbert speed-dating fundraising 'disgusting'

Dem candidate calls Herbert speed-dating fundraising 'disgusting'
sltrib.com — Foxley and Herbert's campaign finance director, Liv Moffat, suggested the speed-dating approach as an easy way to get clients to donate to the campaign and to get one-on-one time discussing issues with the governor, numerous individuals who attended the meeting told The Tribune.

Donor speed-dating with Guv doesn't sit well with some

Donor speed-dating with Guv doesn't sit well with some
sltrib.com — The governor was present but his campaign staff did most of the talking, the sources said, although Herbert did suggest that other members of staff would essentially be running the office while he focused intensely on the election.

Under campaign pressure, Overstock strips porn from site

Under campaign pressure, Overstock strips porn from site
sltrib.com — The bill had actually been signed into law a month earlier, without fanfare. Larry Flynt, the publisher of Hustler magazine, had said publicly that he planned to send copies of his publication to members of the Utah Legislature, just as he has to each member of Congress since 1983.

Can Utah governor hopeful Jonathan Johnson ride momentum to primary upset?

Can Utah governor hopeful Jonathan Johnson ride momentum to primary upset?
sltrib.com — Hansen said there is no doubt that the convention win gives Johnson momentum heading into the eight-week sprint to the June 28 primary. "I think he has shown that he can win and that's what a lot of voters wondered, 'We like what he says, but can he actually win?'

Herbert, Johnson headed for showdown at GOP state convention

Herbert, Johnson headed for showdown at GOP state convention
sltrib.com — Delegates also were voting to elect 37 delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July - a potentially important vote if Republican front-runner Donald Trump is unable to lock up the 1,237 delegate votes needed to secure the nomination before the convention.

Utah GOP wants judge recused, claims bias in attorney fees

Utah GOP wants judge recused, claims bias in attorney fees
sltrib.com — Nuffer rejected the attorney fee request from Mumford in March, ruling that Mumford had repeatedly missed filing deadlines in the case and was late filing the motion to collect attorneys fees. "Mr. Mumford was warned repeatedly about missing deadlines, but he did not file the motion for fees by December 7, as required," Nuffer wrote in March, when he rejected the initial fee request.

Utah agency will drop diversity when considering judges -- for now

Utah agency will drop diversity when considering judges -- for now
sltrib.com — Ron Gordon, director of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) who coordinates the nominating commissions that vet judges, told lawmakers Thursday that diversity is not considered often, but is a worthwhile secondary consideration when screening candidates.

Utah lawmaker wants to exclude diversity from consideration for state judges

Utah lawmaker wants to exclude diversity from consideration for state judges
sltrib.com — Nelson said that language points to considering race and gender diversity on the bench, which is outside the law. "It's outside the prescription of the law as provided by the Constitution and the statute," said Nelson, who is an attorney and vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

Cruz demand for pledge of support doesn't sit well with some Utah Republicans

Cruz demand for pledge of support doesn't sit well with some Utah Republicans
sltrib.com — So, to get listed on the "Official Cruz Slate" of delegates, candidates for the spot had to pledge in a two-page questionnaire that they will be able to attend the convention and they will support Cruz throughout the process. In the end, 37 were chosen, selected with input from local Cruz operatives, advice from those close to U.S.
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May 03, 2016

@TriggerLoop The company and its engineering firm paid a total of about $2 million in fines. No criminal charges.

May 03, 2016

RT @BjaminWood: The creator of yesterday's GoFundMe campaign to speed date with @GovHerbert got a free face-to-face #uted #utpol https://t.pic.twitter.com/YZzwbAYLieo/YZzwbAYLie

May 03, 2016

Bob Murray, co-owner of Utah mine that collapsed, killing 6 miners, 3 rescuers, flexing political muscle. #utpol twitter.com/Gawker/status/…

May 02, 2016

@RFHGina @rfhbill @RFHKerry I’ll just leave this here in case Gina needs some better ideas for Mothers Day: themuse.jezebel.com/50-things-to-d…

Apr 30, 2016

RT @100ThingsSLC: Today's Independent Bookstore Day! No one to kiss at midnight? Join me @WellerBookWorks at 4 p.m. for @100ThingsSLC and…

Apr 29, 2016

ICYMHTS: Gov’s campaign pitches lobbyists on speed-dating for clients that come with a hefty check: sltrib.com/news/3833261-1… #utpol

Apr 28, 2016

Gov spokesman said that was an exaggeration to drive home that the gov is taking campaign seriously. State always comes first. #utpol

Apr 28, 2016

Another tidbit: Herbert told group that until the June 28 primary, LG @SpencerJCox and Gov’s CoS Justin Harding will run the state. #utpol

Apr 28, 2016

Here’s the full story about speed-dating with Gov. Herbert: sltrib.com/news/3833261-1… #utpol

Apr 28, 2016

Herbert campaign says Gov is raising money for the primary there is no quid pro quo for donors. Gov meets with lots of biz leaders. #utpol


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