I found this article interesting:
“A well-placed Utah GOP source said the conservative movement could really have an impact in the state, especially if the Tea Party movement, the 9/12ers and the Patrick Henry Caucus can settle on one candidate.”
The article was about the Tea Parties vs US Senator Bob Bennett (Utah), and as of today, only one current candidate for US Senate from Utah has been speaking at them, Cherilyn Eagar.
The point that Senator Bob Bennett is in trouble was obvious to anyone seeing him spend money on TV ads over a year prior to Utah’s caucus meetings and close to two years prior to general elections, if he can even make it that far.
Cherilyn Eagar is the only current GOP candidate to challenge Senator Bennett that had both filed with the FEC and had a booth at the State GOP Convention in June 2009.
Bennett spent money hand-over-fist at that event and still received one of the coolest receptions by state GOP Delegates.
Cherilyn Eagar is also the only US Senate candidate that has spoken at the most of and including last large 9.12 and Tea Party rallies in Utah (with many thousands attending) and is supported by many of the 9.12 and Tea Party leaders in Utah.
(Obviously one, Mr. Kirkham hasn’t decided yet). I am amazed that this article doesn’t even mention Cherilyn Eagar running for US Senate, as she also beat Senator Bennett in a straw poll for Utah County GOP.
The reason why she isn’t mentioned? Perhaps she is his biggest threat.
Cherilyn Eagar is endorsed by the First Lady of the Conservative Movement, Phyllis Schlafly and the Eagle Forum PAC.
She is one of 20 candidates nationally supported by The Good Egg Club, a new fund supporting candidates such as Chuck DeVore (CA) and Pat Toomey (PA).
Cherilyn Eagar is the only candidate, or hopeful candidate, who has had the life-long, trusted conservative record and is the best prepared and knowledgeable of the candidates.
As widely quoted, In March of this year Senator Bob Bennett was rated one of the ten most liberal Republicans in the Senate by Human Events based on the American Conservative Union Ratings for 2008. Bennett paying money to convince delegates he is conservative isn’t working.
The real interesting thing was a recent poll, the local Fox News states more than 30% of insider republicans do not expect Senator Bennett to even make it out of state GOP convention next May.
That almost (9 votes short) happened to former Rep. Chris Cannon last year, and he was still beat in the primary.
Perhaps Cherilyn’s comments on Senator Bennett’s record isn’t enough.
For some light reading, check out these Redstate.com articles:
or this interesting blog
Cherilyn Eagar’s website for more information, donations, events, etc