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  •  He retired from the state House in 2010 (0+ / 0-)

    When he wouldn't have had a chance anyway. I think he could win a non-SLC state house seat now that 2010 is out of the way. He's one of the few Democratic candidates I didn't meet at the Utah Dem convention, but he seems to be a solid, working-class kind of guy. He's really good at winning in the territory of an opponent. So is the Senate candidate Scott Howell. He couldn't beat Orrin Hatch, but Howell twice got gerrymandered out of his then-current state senator seat and managed to win anyways. So if Howell was recruited again for a state senate seat, he could probably get it.

    Howell might want to tone down negative attacks though, his "old age" crack was embarrassing.

    Though I will say that we need a lot of charismatic, high-profile moderates, of which Howell is (or at least was at the convention). Here's an example of him being charismatic (at least, charismatic for Utah). http://www.youtube.com/...

    In any case, I would say that McAleer, Seegmiller, and Howell would all be good for legislature races. I just hope that 2014 (and even mayoral races in 2013) will reveal new moderate rising stars with Utah Dems.

    Leftist Mormon in Utah, Born in Washington State, live in UT-04 (Matheson).

    by Gygaxian on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 03:38:29 PM PDT

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