The Utah GOP Convention has just said “Bye-bye” to three-term Republican Senator Bob Bennett. Mostly it seems they were angry with his vote on the TARP. So in a three-way convention battle – he was passed over. Stunning, when you consider he was re-elected to his third term in 2004 with 69% of the vote. And mostly he’s been a staunch conservative.
“As a conservative, I strongly believe in a fiscal policy consisting of low taxes and restrained federal spending. Keeping taxes low will allow for the increased growth of our economy, while granting individuals more freedom to choose how to invest or spend their money.”
Today he wasn’t seen as conservative enough. Neither of his Republican challengers – Attorney Mike Lee or businessman Tim Bridgewater won a majority – so they’ll both be on the Primary ballot. This will be an interesting summer in Utah.
The TEA Party slogan “Remember in November” is proving to have real teeth!
/s/ Iron Mike
Old Soldier, – Still Good for Parts