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Published April 15, 2014 8:08 am
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Candidate spoofs Boehner's 'electile dysfunction.' Mia Love trounces opponents in cash race. No legislative override session.

Happy Tuesday. An Ohio man who is challenging House Speaker John Boehner in a primary, made a campaign video spoof of Cialis ads about Boehner's "electile dysfunction." Key quotes: "Your electile dysfunction? It could be a question of blood flow. Sometimes, when a politician has been in D.C. too long, it goes to his head, and he just can't seem to get the job done," and "If you have a Boehner lasting longer than 23 years seek immediate medical attention." [WaPost]

Topping the news: Mia Love has a solid money lead over the other contenders for Rep. Jim Matheson's congressional seat. [Trib] [DNews] [UtahPolicy]

-> The Legislature will not have a special session to override three vetoes by Gov. Gary Herbert. [Trib] [DNews] [UtahPolicy]

-> If Utah's ban on same-sex marriage is upheld, gay couples who wed and are filing their taxed jointly may "end up with a big tax bill." [Trib]

Tweet of the day: From @MKTWgoldstein: "Pulitzer this year decided not to give a tweeting award."

From @JohnHarwood: "Progress for humankind, noted on college visits: students eat somewhat better than attendees at most political fundraisers."

In other news: Gov. Gary Herbert on Monday discussed his plan for Medicaid expansion with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. [KUER]

-> Paul Rolly discusses how divisive the Count My Vote compromise is still within the Republican Party. [Trib]

-> Republican delegates in a Utah County legislative district received an apology letter from the author of a campaign hit piece that claimed to be from the Foundation for Government Accountability, even though it was not. [UTPolHub]

-> There may be a plea deal in the works for Utah's leading gun advocate who has been battling criminal charges for close to a year. [Trib]

-> Former state Rep. Holly Richardson is still wondering how she lost at the Utah County GOP Convention. [UtahPolicy]

-> Pat Bagley was a finalist for a Pulitzer in political cartooning. [Trib]

-> Bagley, meanwhile, suggests a reaction on an awful report of seven dead infants found in a garage. [Trib]

-> Apollo Burger has swooped in to save the July 4th Sugar House fireworks show. [Trib] [DNews] [KUTV]

Nationally: A federal judge has ruled that Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages performed outside the state. [Dispatch]

-> The Washington Post and The Guardian received a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on the NSA's actions, reporting that would not have happened without leaked information from Edward Snowden. [Politico]

-> The Social Security Administration announced that it will stop collecting on taxpayers' debts to the government that are more than 10 years old. [WaPost]

-> Some tax preparers are becoming health-insurance advisors as well. [NYTimes]

Where are they?

Rep. Chris Stewart visits the Tooele Army Depot and Dugway.

Gov. Gary Herbert meets with Dan Crippen and David Quam of the National Governors Association.

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox tours the Intermountain Power Plant and hits the Uintah and Duchesne county conventions.

SL Co. Mayor Ben McAdams meets with Murray Mayor Ted Eyre, speaks at the Salt Lake Rotary Club meeting and attends the County Council meetings.

SLC Mayor Ralph Becker goes to a budget meeting and hits the reception for International Union of Forest Research Organizations.

President Barack Obama discusses the importance of immigration reform with faith leaders, meets with senior advisors and observes a moment of silence to mark the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, meets with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and later has a Passover Seder with family and friends.

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— Thomas Burr and Topher Webb Twitter.com/thomaswburr and Twitter.com/topherjwebb






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