The convention defeat last month of Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah, by Utah conservatives, the Club for Growth, and others in the movement has got the other Utah senator scared. Hatch’s campaign is raising funds early for the 2012 elections, in the name of warding off a primary challenge (perhaps by freshman Rep. Jason Chaffetz) with a huge warchest. Read More
Intraparty civil war. It's a story line journalists often employ, though usually about only one party, the Republicans.
Thus when three-term Sen. Bob Bennett failed to get enough votes at the Utah Republican convention, we were told that he was the victim of a purge by right-wing activists, despite his largely conservative record. Read More
Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah, is about to make history according to the Salt Lake Tribune. The incumbent has fallen behind challengers Mike Lee and Tim Bridgewater according to the Tribune’s poll of actual voting delegates. Because Bennett can’t crack 40 percent of the vote, he wouldn’t even get to participate in his own party’s primary. Read More
For Cal supporters who wonder what happened to the Bears this season, I’d suggest an answer: the Pac-10 Conference.
For a number of reasons — geographical alignment, concentration of population and media east of the Mississippi, biased perceptions — the Pac-10 conference is underrated nationally, but top to almost bottom, it’s very strong. Read More