Here's the full writeup, folks:SANDY -- The Utah Republican Party selected three finalists Saturday to replace former Attorney General John Swallow, who stepped down last week amid ongoing allegations of bribery and misconduct.The party's central committee, meeting in Sandy, forwarded the names of Sean Reyes, Robert Smith and Brian Tarbet to Gov. Gary Herbert.Herbert, also a Republican, will choose one of the three to serve as the state's top law enforcement officer until a special election can be held in November 2014.
last minute legal maneuverings from "the loyal opposition", it looks like we could have a replacement Attorney General in place by the end of the month:
Needless to say, we'll all be sitting on the edge of our seats, eagerly awaiting the next development in this ever-enthralling matter.Herbert said he does not have a fixed deadline to make his choice but hopes to decide before Christmas. He plans to interview and vet each candidate."I think I've got three great people to choose from," Herbert told The Salt Lake Tribune.