Local news: retiring LDS general authority as “veep” to Democrat’s guv’nor?

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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?

 

 

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Event: engaging citizens through public spaces, this Wednesday @ 5:30 p.m.!

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Event: engaging citizens through public spaces, this Wednesday @ 5:30 p.m.!

Date – April 4, 2012

Time – 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Place – Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, UT

“Candy Chang is an artist and designer who likes to make cities more comfortable for people. Her background in design, street art, and urban planning have informed many of her projects, which redefine the ways public space can be used to spark dialogue and engage citizens with their cities and with one another.”