Updates > Alert for 3/18/2014: Majority of House &
Senate Statutators Have No Opposition!
Majority of House & Senate
Statutators Have No Opposition!
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(Alert for 3/18/14): Many individuals will likely
yet declare their candidacy, but as of this alert, 56 out of
104 house and senate statutators face NO OPPOSITION AT
ALL. To see candidates who have filed,
The candidate filing deadline is THIS
THURSDAY (March 20) by 5pm. If you want to cause
incumbents political pain, this is one important avenue to
Running against incumbent house and senate
statutators can be useful for the following reasons:
1) Empowers you to publicly expose the incumbent's
gun control voting record. See the rating of your house or
senate statutator in the
2013 Utah Government Corruption Report.
2) Lets the incumbent know that he/she will
continue to face increased political opposition for supporting
a gun control agenda. Whether you win or lose, a little
effort can force him/her to spend time and resources
attempting to neutralize the disclosure of his/her record.
3) Assists you in better understanding the
political process, to include the caucus and electoral system,
the pervasive influence of corrupt lobbyists, media bias,
meet-the-candidate events (if you choose to participate), and
your own positions and ideas on critical issues. This
knowledge and experience can increase your future
You could run as a candidate for any party. If
you're in a Republican district, you could run as a Republican
and cause the incumbent embarrassment by exposing his/her
record within the party. You could also run as a Democrat and
make the Republican look foolish by being more pro-gun than
If the two major parties are intolerable, you
could run as a Constitution, Independent American, or
Libertarian party candidate. These parties are also
officially registered with the state.
In tight races against corrupt Republican
incumbents a Constitution, Independent American, or
Libertarian party candidate could carefully target Republican
voters and cause the incumbent to lose some of his/her
critical support and thereby lose the election. In tight
races against corrupt Democrat incumbents, a smart third party
candidate could carefully target Democrat voters and cause
political defeat as well. At the very least, third party
candidates do not face elimination until the general election,
and can expose the incumbent all the way to November.
Finally, you can attempt the unaffiliated or
write-in route, though this will require more effort on your
See a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page on
qualifications for becoming a candidate,
To see 2014 critical Utah election dates,
To learn about other political actions you can
take, see UT Gun Rights' article, "What
You Can Do".
Also see the previous update, "March
18th & 20th Caucuses: Opportunity to Participate in Both
UT Gun Rights does not support or endorse
candidates for political office.
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