Topping the news: AG candidate John Swallow is accused of being person of interest in a 2010 FBI corruption case. [Trib]
-> Utah's economy is speeding ahead the rest of the country according to the U.S. Chamber Commerce. Gov. Gary Herbert says the state is able to attract entrepreneurs. [Trib] [Herald]
-> SL Co. mayoral candidate Mike Winder's former alter-ego Richard Burwash take on a campaign of its own. [KSL] [UtahPolicy]
Tweet of the day: From @mayorwinder: "Saw this new campaign sign today. Great taste in colors!" [Pic]
Happy birthday: To Fox13's Ben Winslow and belated wishes to former Hatch chief of staff, Trish Knight.
Oops, we did it again: Elisabeth Jessop is spelled Elisabeth Jessop. It's now a mantra for us, since we've twice misspelled her name in trying to wish her a happy birthday. The third time, however, is the charm, and we hope that Elisabeth is still celebrating.
In other news: The NRCC has reserved nearly $1 million in airtime with Salt LakeCity television stations to attack Rep. Jim Matheson this fall. [Trib] [DNews]
-> Democrats running for the 1st Congressional District nomination will square off tonight for the last time before the June 26 primary. [KSL]
-> Salt Lake City favors adopting transparency guidelines authored by U. students that include making meetings, schedules and records accessible over the web. [Trib]
-> Residents say eliminating the SLC downtown free-fare zone for UTA buses is a step backward and that the transit authority needs to examine it's operational problems rather than charge more. [DNews]
-> Former Sen. Bob Bennett is lining up behind AG candidate Sean Reyes. [Fox13] [MarketWatch]
-> Presidential wannabe Fred Karger gets a not-so-nice welcome in southern Utah. [YahooNews]
-> Hatch goes off on the falsehoods he says that FreedomWorks continues to perpetuate. [CacheValleyDaily]
-> The Washington Examiner posted the full transcript of its wide-ranging interview with Sen. Mike Lee. [Examiner]
-> Rebecca Walsh argues that Rep. Jim Matheson could surprise a lot of people and pull out a win because he's a fighter. [SLMagazine]
-> Candidates in state Senate District 8 are using technology to zero in on potential voters. [UtahPolicy]
-> Salt Lake County Mayor candidates Mike Winder and Mark Crockett are all for the SkiLink project, they just differ on how to go about doing it. [Trib]
-> American Fork hires interim treasurer Melanie Marsh to fill in after the previous treasurer was charged with theft. [DailyHerald]
-> Pat Bagley offers his take on an unregulated Wall Street that's gone zombie. [Trib]
2012 watch: Romney may have a tough time winning over minority voters from President Barack Obama, especially since most are optimistic about the country's future. [TheHill]
-> Ann Romney writes her own dress code on the campaign trail. [NYTimes]
-> Romney envisions a market driven health care system in place of Obamacare. He says he'll fight to remove it regardless of the Supreme Court's decision. [Reuters]
-> Obama argues he needs four more years to fix the economy, electing Romney would return the country to the Bush-era policies that got it in this mess. [Reuters]
-> The candidates put their fundraising rewards to use and unleash a wave of million-dollar ad buys in battleground states. [CNN]
-> Sheldon Adelson, long a Newt Gingrich backer, is now firmly behind Romney, offering $10 million to his Super PAC. [NYTimes]
-> While Americans are less enthusiastic about Obama, his support wains in the international community. [CNN]
-> Romney says his first 100 days will focus on reversing Obama's first term. [CNN]
-> Republicans won Ohio in 2000 and Romney is liking his chances there. Democrats are bracing for the close race. [AP]
Where are they?
Gov. Gary Herbert continues his visit to Washington with meetings with GE officials, a Utah Ambassadors luncheon and a Western Regional Partnership meeting.
Lt. Gov. Greg Bell participates in the Digital Government Summit and sits in on the NASS Election Committee.
AG Mark Shurtleff speaks on immigration on a panel at the American Immigration Lawyers Association in Nashville, Tenn.
WVC Mayor Mike Winder meets with Major General Keith Thurgood and then attends a candidate meeting in Herriman.
President Barack Obama travels to Ohio for a campaign event then goes to New York City to get a progress report on the World Trade Center. He will then finish the day with another campaign event in the city.
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