Despite Fathers' Conditions: Republican Candidates Willing To A Create New Generation of Downwinders Last Updated on 2010-05-21 00:00:00
In a report by the Salt Lake Tribune, both Republican Senate candidates say they would support a resumption of underground nuclear weapons tests, presumably in Nevada, to help modernize the nation's weapons stockpile.
Mike Lee signed a "Peace Through Strength" pledge Monday, which consists of several defense policy positions, including protecting national sovereignty, not trying enemy combatants in U.S. courts, energy security and the modernization and testing of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
"We need to always have our eye on the ball for developing new weapons systems and that is going to require new testing," Lee said in an interview with The Salt Lake Tribune .
"I think we need always to be modernizing our equipment, including our nuclear weapons," Lee said in an interview Tuesday. "I think any time you do that, you have to weigh... More »
Corroon gains ground from Herbert in governor's raceLast Updated on 2010-01-15 10:38:29Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon is gaining on Gov. Gary Herbert in the governor's race, a new Deseret News/KSL-TV poll shows.
Corroon, a Democrat, formally announced his candidacy Tuesday and now has the support of 35 percent of Utahns surveyed statewide, compared with 48 percent for the GOP governor.
In a November poll for the newspaper and television station, 32 percent of respondents said they would vote for Corroon if the election were held that day, while 56 percent said they would cast their ballots for Herbert.
The new poll was conducted Jan. 12-13 by Dan Jones & Associates, which has done research for Herbert. A total of 419 Utahns were questioned, and the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percent.
"Obviously, I'm encouraged. I think it's going to be a horse race," Corroon told the Deseret News Thursday. "I don't want to say I'm surprised.... More »
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