John Curtis sworn in, casts his first vote as Utah congressman

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  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2017 5:35 a.m.

    Utefan60 - Salt Lake City, UT

    Sorry Utefan60 but Nancy Pelosi's brand of socialism (from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs - Karl Marx) just doesn't sell here in Utah.

  • Truthczar Colorado Springs, CO
    Nov. 14, 2017 7:36 p.m.

    Yes, lower taxes is a good thing.

  • Utefan60 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2017 2:07 p.m.

    Rifleman, Lets hope that people vote the way that Nancy Pelosi votes. Her party is concerned for the middle class, workers and the poor. They want universal health care like Canada has. Canada saves hundreds of thousands of their citizens from financial disaster each year. The Republicans seem to be Ok letting US Citizens suffer and die. Their loyalty is to the rich.

    Look at their proposed tax cut, which I'm sure Curtis will vote for. It is a tax cut for the rich. Period! The middle class will not see increased wages or less taxes. Trump himself is going to get over 1 billion cut out of his tax liability . Sadly your party and those who vote for them are cutting their own throats.

    Democrats have always supported equal rights, the environment, unions, health care, discrimination laws, minorities and they don't give fodder to Alt Right Nazi groups like your President does.

    Trump just sided with Putin over all of the US Intelligence agencies. That should scare even the most rabid GOP supporter. That is treason in my view. I don't support treason, but I guess that is OK for the GOP?

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Nov. 14, 2017 1:59 p.m.

    @ Rifleman, you may be correct, but he did say he would be more independent. One can dream..... But, it will be telling.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2017 12:35 p.m.

    C'MON Esquire - Springville, UT

    Surely you must realize that each of the representative in congress are told how to vote by their party whip. That is why a vote for Kathie Allen would be the same as a vote for Nancy Pelosi.

    You don't honestly believe that freshmen representatives vote their conscience do you?

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Nov. 14, 2017 8:25 a.m.

    How Curtis votes on the horrendous tax bill will be very telling....

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2017 6:23 a.m.

    Impartial7 - DRAPER, UT

    I think it is fair to say that the voters in Utah's 3rd Congressional District saw Jackie Allen for what she is. I'm surprised that she manage to get 27% of the votes. Even liberal Mormons didn't buy what she was trying to sell.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Nov. 14, 2017 3:58 a.m.

    So Curtis's first vote was to approve a bill that would require the gov't to lease equipment instead of purchasing it?

    If you've ever leased a house or a car, you know that you spend a lot of money for no equity.

    This Curtis vote tells me that somebody somewhere is going to make a killing off the taxpayers.

  • From Ted's Head Orem, UT
    Nov. 13, 2017 6:10 p.m.

    Rather than rely on "leftist, liberal, progressive" to describe what many voters in Utah dislike--which identifies an ideology and party by association--I would think it would help to identify the specific issues, like: abortion, illegal immigration, gun control, mandated socialist insurance, big government, states' rights, and globalism versus nationalism to name a few. Is a Democrat willing to vote against their party in Congress? Get the voters to believe that and take stands on the above issues that reflect those of the majority of the voters and I think that it is possible for a Democrat or a third party candidate to win. Pushing the national Democratic Party's platform is going to result in people here voting for the "R" because they don't want to support a party that has basic fundamental differences on these important issues.

    The Republican Party has its flaws and warped policies and many voters are left choosing between the lesser of two evils. Curtis claims he will vote his conscience. I'm less interested in his conscience than I am what the majority of his constituents want. He is an elected representative, so I hope he will represent and not just vote his mind.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Nov. 13, 2017 6:03 p.m.

    Rifleman - Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 13, 2017 1:11 p.m.

    Thankfully Nancy Pelosi's friend Jackie Allen only got 27.1% of the votes. Jackie ran a stealth campaign and early on never mentioned which party she represented.

    I don't think Jackie was ashamed to be linked with the Democratic party but as she admitted later it isn't a selling point among conservative Mormons.

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    Who is "Jackie Allen"?

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Nov. 13, 2017 5:59 p.m.

    @Rifleman;
    "Thankfully Nancy Pelosi's friend Jackie Allen only got 27.1% of the votes. Jackie ran a stealth campaign and early on never mentioned which party she represented.
    I don't think Jackie was ashamed to be linked with the Democratic party but as she admitted later it isn't a selling point among conservative Mormons."

    Rifleman, we know from previous posts that truth and accuracy are casualties in many of your comments. Please show us where and when "Pelosi's friend, Jackie Allen, ran against John Curtis. Thanks.

  • Cheesecake Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 13, 2017 4:38 p.m.

    John Curtis' democratic opponent was Kathy Allen.

    She was very much a political outsider, and ran a poor campaign, as is evidenced by the first comment on this article. It seems few knew much about her and what she stood for. After her loss became evident, she let loose a senseless tweet that could easily have been interpreted as a jab at Mormons in Utah. I want to give her the benefit of the doubt. She's a doctor by trade, and a political outsider. She had a good start, and received more than enough funding to run a solid campaign. But the only thing we really know about her is that she opposes Trump.

    I think it's going to take a whole lot more than opposition to Trump to get a democrat elected in Utah. Let's face it, most Utahans are right-leaning in their political views. The word "democrat" implies leftist, liberal, progressive, and all those other things that most Utahans are vehemently opposed to. But, I think many Utahans would be open to a moderate with integrity who will stand up for Utah values, regardless of their political party. Breaking the republican stronghold on this state will require listening to voters, instead of pushing an agenda.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 13, 2017 1:11 p.m.

    Thankfully Nancy Pelosi's friend Jackie Allen only got 27.1% of the votes. Jackie ran a stealth campaign and early on never mentioned which party she represented.

    I don't think Jackie was ashamed to be linked with the Democratic party but as she admitted later it isn't a selling point among conservative Mormons.