Thursday, July 20, 2006

Utah governor backs McCain; his father supports Romney

Utah governor backs McCain; his father supports Romney - Boston.com:
"Kelly Patterson, director of the Brigham Young University Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy, said Gov. Huntsman's action may help counter belief that all Mormons will back Romney.
'The perception on the outside is that the Mormon community is monolithic,' Patterson said. 'This is confirmation that there are a variety of interests within the community and they'll sort themselves out in the campaign.'"

Utah governor backs McCain; his dad prefers Romney

deseretnews.com | Utah governor backs McCain; his dad prefers Romney:
"'It was absolutely a surprise,' said Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics and legal counsel to Romney's Commonwealth PACs. 'The Huntsman family, including the governor, have been extremely supportive of Gov. Romney.'"

Utah Governor Boards The McCain Bandwagon

Washington Post: Utah Governor Boards The McCain Bandwagon: "Huntsman's support for McCain strikes deep into the political base of Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, another of the potential contenders for the Republican nomination."

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Utah governor throws support to McCain for president

Salt Lake Tribune - Utah governor throws support to McCain for president:
"Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. has thrown his support behind Sen. John McCain's likely presidential bid, skipping over a fellow Mormon, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who also is gearing up for 2008. "

Backer buffing Romney image

Salt Lake Tribune - Backer buffing Romney image:
"Filmmaker Mitch Davis' strategy to bolster Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's expected candidacy for president could backfire.
Davis, the director of 'The Other Side of Heaven,' has created a political organization under a federal law known as 527 to confront and, he hopes, dispel many American voters' reluctance to vote for a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Romney in particular. Then, he plans to make a $1 million documentary about the issue, following Romney along the campaign trail."

Documentary maker backs Mitt Romney, looks at Mormon issue

ABC 4 - Documentary maker backs Mitt Romney, looks at Mormon issue:
"Davis, a Mormon, makes it very clear: He wants Mitt Romney to be president. But he also wants Romney to be able to run without religious discrimination. And in addition to a full length documentary, Davis is also creating a political action group to support Romney's expected presidential campaign,"

Gov. Romney's Future May Hinge on Big Dig

Washington Post: Gov. Romney's Future May Hinge on Big Dig: "The question these days is whether Romney can take a page from his autobiography, 'Turnaround,' get the nation's most expensive highway project back on track _ and perhaps make himself the next president of the United States."

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The RCP Blog

The RCP Blog:

Romney's Katrina?

"A few days ago Adam Reilly of the Boston Phoenix wondered in print whether the tragedy associated with the collapse of the Big Dig's roof last week will have negative political ramifications for Mitt Romney's presidential ambitions. Reilly cites the fact that Romney failed to do much of anything to oust Matt Amorello, the man who has had ultimate control over the project since 2002:"

Romney details repair plan for tunnel ceiling - The Boston Globe

Romney details repair plan for tunnel ceiling - The Boston Globe: "Saying he has serious doubts about the safety of more than 1,100 hangers that hold up heavy concrete ceiling panels in the closed Interstate 90 connector tunnel, Governor Mitt Romney outlined an ambitious plan yesterday to reinforce or remove each of the steel rods."
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