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Trump-Clinton-McMullin statistically tied in new Utah poll. The state could now be in play. Clinton releases new 'Mormons for Hillary' video.

Happy Wednesday. A new poll by Y2 Analytics shows Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump, and independent Evan McMullin are statistically tied for first place in Utah. Clinton grabbed 26%, Trump 26% and McMullin held 22% of likely voters in the poll conducted Monday and Tuesday, after the video release of Trump's lurid comments about women. Libertarian Gary Johnson currently holds 14% and Green Party nominee Jill Stein trails at 1%. Some 3% of voters named another candidate, while 7% say they're undecided. The poll of 500 likely voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.38 percent, meaning Clinton, Trump and McMullin are in a statistical dead heat. Look for more updates on this at sltrib.com.

<strong>Topping the news: </strong>Political observers say the state could now be in play in the presidential race between Clinton and Trump — or even to a third-party candidate. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/4455192-155/trump-fallout-puts-utah-in-play"; target="_blank">Trib</a>]

-> The Clinton campaign also took advantage of Trump's plunge in Utah, rolling out a Mormons for Hillary video Tuesday that features LDS faithful of both parties reading lines from Clinton's book, "It Takes a Village." [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/blogs/4456470-155/story.html"; target="_blank">Trib</a>] [<a href="http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865664519/Mormons-for-Hillary-video-released-by-Clinton-campaign.html"; target="_blank">DNews</a>] [<a href="http://fox13now.com/2016/10/11/hillary-for-utah-releases-mormons-for-hillary-video/"; target="_blank">Fox13</a>] [<a href="http://www.good4utah.com/news/top-stories/mormons-for-hillary-video-targets-disenchanted-republicans"; target="_blank">ABC4</a>] [<a href="http://kutv.com/news/local/hillary-clinton-makes-another-appeal-to-mormon-voters"; target="_blank">KUTV</a>]

-> Mike Weinholtz accused his opponent Gov. Gary Herbert at a rally on women's issues Tuesday of only pulling his Trump endorsement to save political face and of failing to lift up women during his term as governor. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/4457187-155/mike-weinholtz-blasts-gary-herbert-over"; target="_blank">Trib</a>] [<a href="http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865664595/Democratic-candidate-Mike-Weinholtz-says-GOP-Gov-Gary-Herbert-not-treating-women-fairly.html"; target="_blank">DNews</a>] [<a href="http://kutv.com/news/local/mike-weinholtz-criticizes-utah-governor-for-trump-support"; target="_blank">KUTV</a>] [<a href="http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/mike-weinholtz-criticizes-utah-governor-for-trump-support/article_81daf21a-8b26-58aa-8306-eb5d5abb0b0b.html"; target="_blank">APviaHerald</a>]

<strong>Tweets of the day: </strong>From @<a href="https://twitter.com/Olivianuzzi"; target="_blank">Olivianuzzi</a>: "Still amazed 2016 has led to a war between the Weekly Standard and the RNC while Glenn Beck calls Hillary an ethical choice."

From @<a href="https://twitter.com/LizMair"; target="_blank">LizMair</a>: "Tonight, a member of my family expressed surprise at the news that Al Gore is, in fact, still alive."

From @<a href="https://twitter.com/ryanbeckwith"; target="_blank">ryanbeckwith</a>: "Trump bashing a Ryan budget would be like Ryan saying the Trump Tower is ugly."

<strong>Happy Birthday:</strong> to Parker Lester, intern at the Utah State Legislature and university ambassador for the University of Utah.

<strong>In other news:</strong> Federal prosecutors have dropped their investigation into Donna Weinholtz, wife of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Weinholtz, using medical marijuana and passed the case on to the Tooele County attorney's office. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/4456130-155/feds-have-dropped-medical-marijuana-probe-of"; target="_blank">Trib</a>]

-> Utah Republicans say they've caught the Democrats red-handed in breaking legislative rules that prohibit fundraising on Capitol Hill. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/4457036-155/utah-republicans-say-house-democrats-violated"; target="_blank">Trib</a>] [<a href="http://fox13now.com/2016/10/11/utah-house-democrats-accused-of-soliciting-from-capitol-hill-offices/"; target="_blank">Fox13</a>] [<a href="http://www.good4utah.com/news/local-news/utah-gop-accuses-house-dems-of-ethics-violation-in-fundraising"; target="_blank">ABC4</a>]

-> Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams pulled his resolution to turn the Mountain Accord into a formal government group from the County Council's agenda on Tuesday, saying the plan needed more time to work through the kinks. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/4457151-155/mcadams-delays-salt-lake-county-deliberation"; target="_blank">Trib</a>] [<a href="http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865664593/Proposal-to-turn-Mountain-Accord-into-official-government-entity-delayed.html"; target="_blank">DNews</a>]

-> A Former Brigham Young University-Hawaii student has sued the school for Title VII and Title IX damages, claiming she was discouraged by the school's honor code to report repeated sexual assault by her student government supervisor. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/4439713-155/lawsuit-byu-hawaiis-honor-code-discouraged-sex?fullpage=1"; target="_blank">Trib</a>]

-> Provo Mayor John Curtis will use his first veto against the City Council on a measure that approved a charge for city solar users. Curtis says he thinks, with more time, the council can strike the right balance between preserving the electrical grid and investing in solar. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/4455605-155/provo-mayor-plans-to-veto-solar?fullpage=1"; target="_blank">Trib</a>] [<a href="http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865664555/Provo-mayor-to-veto-new-solar-energy-fee.html"; target="_blank">DNews</a>] [<a href="http://www.good4utah.com/news/local-news/could-new-fees-be-coming-to-provo-city-solar-power-users"; target="_blank">ABC4</a>] [<a href="http://kuer.org/post/provo-mayor-will-veto-solar-fee#stream/0"; target="_blank">KUER</a>]

-> Utah native Josh Holt, who is being held in a Venezuelan jail under what he says are made up charges, was left waiting on his court date for the second time when the judge failed to attend. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/4457332-155/judge-fails-again-to-show-up"; target="_blank">Trib</a>] [<a href="http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865664562/Lawyers-say-Venezuela-is-torturing-jailed-Utah-man.html"; target="_blank">APviaDNews</a>] [<a href="http://fox13now.com/2016/10/11/venezuelan-judge-a-no-show-for-second-time-in-josh-holt-case/"; target="_blank">Fox13</a>] [<a href="http://www.good4utah.com/news/local-news/parents-claim-their-son-endured-torture-in-venezuelan-prison"; target="_blank">ABC4</a>] [<a href="http://kutv.com/news/local/attorney-says-venezuela-breaking-international-treaties-with-treatment-of-utah-man"; target="_blank">KUTV</a>]

-> View the raw data sent to the Tribune from the Utah County Sheriff's Office on Brigham Young University police officers accessing other departments' records. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/4455060-155/download-the-data-showing-byu-police"; target="_blank">Trib</a>]

<span style="line-height: 1.5;">-> A Utah teacher who used the N-word in his junior high class in an explanation before showing a civil war movie has prompted a federal investigation. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/4456624-155/feds-investigate-utah-teachers-use-of"; target="_blank">APviaTrib</a>]</span>

-> Ten percent more Utahns support the death penalty than the national rate, according to a Salt Lake Tribune and Hinckley Institute of Politics poll. A bill to repeal capital punishment passed the state Senate last year but didn't get to a vote in the House. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/4452272-155/support-for-death-penalty-stronger-in?page=1"; target="_blank">Trib</a>]

-> The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated $1 million to Utah State University's chair dedicated to studying Mormon history and culture. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/lifestyle/faith/4456827-155/lds-church-gives-1-million-to"; target="_blank">Trib</a>]

-> Pat Bagley illustrates the public outrage over a dirty term used by Donald Trump in leaked videos. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/4457179-155/bagley-cartoon-grabby-trump"; target="_blank">Trib</a>]

-> Paul Rolly chronicles the Utah GOP's financial trouble and how that led to bill collectors approaching both Gov. Gary Herbert's campaign and a man who once owned the party name as a joke to pay up. [<a href="http://www.sltrib.com/news/4450910-155/rolly-bill-collectors-going-after-utahs?page=1"; target="_blank">Trib</a>]

<strong>Nationally:</strong> Hillary Clinton campaigned with Al Gore in Florida on Tuesday in a move to get young voters jazzed about Clinton's dedication to climate change and to stress the importance of turning out to vote — with Gore, who lost by a hair in the 2000 presidential election, as "Exhibit A." [<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/clinton-appears-in-florida-with-gore-to-promise-action-on-climate-change/2016/10/11/db8745d4-8fc9-11e6-9c85-ac42097b8cc0_story.html"; target="_blank">WaPost</a>] [<a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/al-gore-hillary-clinton-each-vote-matters-229625"; target="_blank">Politico</a>] [<a href="http://time.com/4527086/hillary-clinton-al-gore-climate-change-florida/"; target="_blank">Time</a>]

-> Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that GOP leaders turning their backs on him were like "shackles" coming off and began openly attacking the party. [<a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/trump-declares-war-on-gop-229593"; target="_blank">Politico</a>] [<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/11/politics/donald-trump-campaign-republican-party/index.html"; target="_blank">CNN</a>] [<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-declares-war-on-the-republican-party-four-weeks-before-election-day/2016/10/11/93b21dc4-8fc9-11e6-9c52-0b10449e33c4_story.html"; target="_blank">WaPost</a>]

-> The Clinton campaign accuses Russian intelligence officials of hacking Democrats' emails to help Trump in the election while the Trump campaign suggests shady connections between Clinton's team and the Justice Department regarding the release of Clinton's State Department emails. [<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/12/us/politics/hillary-clinton-emails-wikileaks.html?ref=politics&_r=0"; target="_blank">NYTimes</a>] [<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/11/politics/podesta-emails/index.html"; target="_blank">CNN</a>]

<strong>Where are they?</strong>

<ul>

<li>Gov. Gary <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/GovHerbert"; target="_blank">Herbert</a></strong> attends budget meetings throughout the day before hitting the Cynosure Summit 2016.</li>

<li>Lt. Gov. Spencer <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/SpencerJCox"; target="_blank">Cox</a></strong> makes appearances at the 13th Annual Homeless Summit, the GIVE 2016 awards luncheon, a GOED Rural Programs meeting and budget discussions.</li>

<li>State Auditor John <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/FrugalDougall"; target="_blank">Dougall</a> </strong>meets with the Department of Administrative Services to discuss annual customer service feedback before heading to a public education policy meeting.</li>

<li>President Barack <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/BarackObama"; target="_blank">Obama</a> </strong>has lunch with Vice President Joe Biden and addresses the crowd at a reception for Hispanic Heritage Month at the White House.</li>

</ul>

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