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Something Fishy in South Davis Country. State Senate Race Watson v Liljenquist

There is something fishy going on in South Davis County in the race for the open Utah Senate seat. Richard Watson is the the democratic candidate.

His Republican opponent is AWOL. Dan Liljenquist, you will recall, survived a tragic plane crash in Guatemala sustaining serious multiple injuries. All of which makes this post very difficult to write.

Based upon his now non-existent campaign, one must assume his recovery has taken precedence over the demands of pursuing public office, as well it should. We all pray for his strong recovery.

But rather than doing the right thing, the Republican Party has made a brutal and Machiavellian path: assume he will prevail based on party affiliation alone, then once in office, appoint someone to replace him.

The Republican Party’s silence on this issue has been deafening. Secrecy seems to be the hallmark of ethics challenged republicans these days. South Davis County voters should demand answers.

But the saga darkens. As many know, House rep Sheryl Allen was the sole Republican to sign the ethics complaint against Greg Hughes. Several weeks ago, after a meeting with House Speaker Greg Curtis during which he threatened to kill any legislation with her name on it, Sheryl backed off the ethics complaint.

I’ll bet Sheryl was also offered Liljenquist’s seat if he wins. If that happens, creepy Curtis will have muzzled yet another republican.

Bountiful voters should take this opportunity to elect Richard Watson. Richard is one of the finest, hardest-working civic leaders South Davis County has ever known. Loved and respected by all, his track record speaks for itself; three-time community council member, two-time PTA board member, Jr. Jazz and Mueller Park baseball coach, Richard Watson is the most honest person to run for office one could hope to find.

Huntsman could use more friends on The Hill and frankly, a little balance in the State Senate couldn’t hurt either.

Somebody should demand answers from The Utah Republican Party. Here’s their site. Good luck getting any contact info.

Todd Weiler, State party Vice Chair is your best bet.

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