Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Politico: Tea Partier Braces For Primary Challenge From The Establishment -Updated

Needless to say, we'll be sitting on the edge of our seat waiting to find out who will be Senator Mike Lee's 2016 challenger(s)
“All I can say is Mike Lee is an embarrassment to the state of Utah,” [Jon Huntsman, Sr.] said in an interview, calling Lee “an extremist” for his role in the government shutdown fight that he said cost his cancer research institute millions in federal dollars and hurt small businesses affected by the closure of national parks. “He’s been a tremendous embarrassment to our family, to our state, to our country to have him as a U.S. senator.”
Huntsman, who has longstanding ties to Lee’s family, added: “He’s tried to come in and see me several times. … I have no interest whatsoever in chatting with him.”
Asked if he had a response to Huntsman, Lee simply said: “I don’t.”

“Business leaders who are successful learn to compromise and move forward as necessary,” said Lane Beattie, the president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, who said he has had “strong encouragement” from the business world to run against Lee. “Strictly speaking on behalf of businesses, the frustration is when you have people who refuse … to work together to come up with solutions that can move us forward.”

Jon Huntsman Sr., former Utah GOP Chairman, and beloved Utah philanthropist, considers Sen. Mike Lee an extremist and predicts that Lee will face a major Republican challenge in 2016, according to yesterday's story from the prominent online journalism organization, Politico:.
The Salt Lake Tribune is all over this story, too:
Over the course of the past four years, we've consistently railed about Senator Lee's embarrassing political extremism and general incompetence. Needless to say, we'll be sitting on the edge of our seat waiting to find out who will be Lee's 2016 challenger(s).

Howbout you?

Update 12/23/14 7:08 p.m.: Well whaddaya know; and looky here.  Seems that Jon Huntsman (the younger - former Utah Governor) now has his own US Senate Facebook candidate page:
Surprise of surprises? NO!


Beverly said...

I would vote for Jon Huntsman! The whole Huntsman family are true humanitarians. Contrast that to Lee who buys million dollar homes and then refuses to pay for them AND shuts down the government so my son in law who is employed at Hill can't pay his bills either.

blackrulon said...

Senator Lee didn't care about the shutdown. His pay continued without interuption.

BlueSky said...

Sadly "This page does not represent the views of
Jon Huntsman. It has been designed in an effort to get Jon Huntsman to
run for US Senate. Our Country needs him!" Even as an ultra-liberal Democrat, I would work for and vote for Jon Huntsman in a heartbeat.

rudizink said...

Good catch, Blue Sky! If it's not Huntsman's site, he should demand that they TAKE IT DOWN! It'll be interesting whether that happens, No?

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