Hello, fellow political junkies! Are you all following this year’s competition for Utah’s highest office? Is it just me, or does the last round of gubernatorial races seem barely behind us?
This year, the Democrats have put retired general Peter Cooke on the top of their ticket. With his background of service, it’s hard to say that Cooke is not a great candidate. This week, news have come out that Marlin Jensen is topping the Cooke campaign’s shortlist for its choice for lieutenant governor. See the report from the Tribune. A while back, Jensen caused quite a stir by saying that someone can both “be a faithful Mormon and a Democrat.”
What do you think? Will a general authority’s presence on the ticket pull in very many LDS votes for a Cooke-Jensen ticket?