Morgan Philpot - 87
Gary Herbert - 20
Here are the poll results for the head-to-head matchup between Gary Herbert and Morgan Philpot in a theoretical Governor's race.
Total votes - 107
Morgan Philpot - 87
Gary Herbert - 20
Greg Peterson, host of the Rocky Mountain Conservatives BBQ, is hosting another event this Saturday at his cabin above Heber City. Here are the details.
Date: Saturday, October 22nd
Time: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Moose Lodge Utah - Heber City, Utah (click for map and directions)
Food: Greg will be grilling up some elk burgers and elk steak. You can bring chips, drinks, salads, side dishes, or dessert (optional).
Activities: BYU vs. Idaho State football game, ping pong, 4-wheelers, politics, etc.
Special guests?: There are rumors that some important Utah conservatives will be there.
Last night the Utah House of Representatives and Senate passed a new Congressional District map. The bill now goes to Governor Herbert's desk for his signature. Here is the map:
Here are the results of the 2012 elections polls we ran from October 17-24:
What is your party affiliation?
Total votes - 823
Republican - 638
Democrat - 87
Constitution - 30
Libertarian - 37
Independent - 10
Other - 21
Other answers include: Patriot!!, TEA Party!, None, Cherilyn Eagar, Conservative, Green Party, Progressive, Occupy Wall Street, Truth, Unaffiliated
Which of these potential gubernatorial candidates do you prefer?
Total votes - 814
David Kirkham - 333
Gary Herbert - 153
Craig Frank - 83
Mark Shurtleff - 70
Jim Matheson - 69
Mike Thompson - 34
Becky Lockhart - 27
Morgan Philpot (write-in) - 12
Other - 33
Other answers include: Isn't there anyone else?, None, Neutral, John Dougall, Scott Bradley, None of the above, Dwight Barrett, Jason Chaffetz, None of these jokers, Howard Stephenson, Chris Herrod, Jim Matheson, Peter Corroon, Karen Shepard
Which of these potential U.S. Senate candidates do you prefer?
Total votes - 1145
Tim Aalders - 502
Dan Liljenquist - 313
Orrin Hatch - 137
Chris Herrod - 69
Scott Bradley - 52
Jim Matheson - 40
Christopher Stout - 1
Other - 31
Other answers include: Morgan Philpot, Craig Frank, David Kirkham, Neutral, Not Orrin or Jim, No position yet, None of the above, None of the above especially not Hatch, Cherilyn Eagar, Scott Peterson, Rocky Anderson, Don't know yet, Undecided, Honesty, Pete Ashdown
Which of these potential 1st Congressional District candidates do you prefer?
NOTE: Michael Miller has since announced that he will NOT be running for Congress in 2012.
Total votes - 567
Rob Bishop - 433
Michael Miller - 112
Other - 22
Other answers include: Non Mormon, Isn't there anyone else?, Greg Bell, None, Neutral, Morgan Philpot, John Dougall, Brad Dee, Scott Bradley, Mickey Mouse, None of the above, Dwight Barrett, Glenn Donellson, Steve Olsen, Dave Thomas, Any Dem
Which of these potential 2nd Congressional District candidates do you prefer?
Total votes - 788
Morgan Philpot - 308
Stephen Sandstrom - 143
Cherilyn Eagar - 116
Jim Matheson - 91
Dan Hauser - 36
Jason Buck - 25
David Clark - 24
John Willoughby - 14
Chuck Williams - 9
Other - 22
Other answers include: None, Neutral, John Dougall, Howard Wallack, Scott Bradley, None of the above, Yuck! Sucks to be in the 2nd, Steve Urquhart, Mia Love, Rocky Anderson, Richard Lukenbach
Which of these potential 3rd Congressional District candidates do you prefer?
Total votes - 670
Jason Chaffetz 527
The Democrat 126
Other answers include: Not Jason, Isn't there anyone else?, None of the above, The Libertarian, Jake Shannon, Anyone but Jason, Any Libertarian candidate
Which of these potential 4th Congressional District candidates do you prefer?
Total votes: 1476
Carl Wimmer 679
Mia Love 653
Stephen Sandstrom 92
David Clark 29
Other answers include: Morgan Philpot, None of the above, Don't know them, Give me a real option please, Rick Raile, Anyone else
Orrin Hatch has been a huge supporter of Utah based company Raser Technologies for years. These were his words at a press conference following the groundbreaking ceremony of Raser's geothermal plant in Beaver, Utah:
Solving [the energy] problem was my motivation in introducing legislation in 2005 that would make the renewable tax incentives last longer, giving geothermal a chance to play in the game. My provision became law as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. And just last week, I cosponsored a measure in the Senate with Senators John Ensign of Nevada and Maria Cantwell of Washington that further extends tax incentives for renewable energy production.
When I first introduced my geothermal incentives bill, I didn’t realize that a Utah company would be first out of the gate with the latest technology, but I’m proud that one of our own is leading the charge.
Raser Technologies not only benefited from Senator Hatch's geothermal tax incentives, but they also received a $33 million treasury grant in 2009. Apparently the government help wasn't enough because earlier this year Raser filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Raser is just one of several geothermal companies whose technologies haven't panned out.
The problem with the government picking winners and losers is the loser is usually the American taxpayer. Tell Orrin Hatch to stop wasting taxpayer money on risky investments.
And just for fun, here is the Washington Post's report of Senator Hatch's terrifying test-drive of Raser Technologies' hybrid Hummer:
"How do you start this baby?" Hatch asked of the executives who built the 100-mile-per-gallon SUV.
"It's started," an official told Hatch.
"It's already on?" Hatch asked, surprised. "Heh, heh."
"Put your foot on the brake, then put it in drive," the official said. Nothing happened. "Is your foot on the brake? You have to have your foot on the brake."
"I think I've got it on," the senator replied.
"Nope," the executive said, pointing out the brake pedal. "There we go."
"No wonder," Hatch said. "I had it on the gas."