Monday, June 01, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: Prominent Utah Democrat: "I have to wait for Matheson's decision" to decide on run for Governor

Tonight, I spoke to a prominent Utah Democrat whose name has been floated as a potential candidate for Governor in 2010.

The initial reaction I got from this person (who wanted to stay off the record) was that they needed to "wait until [Rep Jim] Matheson makes up his mind." This was because Matheson would have the advantage in a primary should he decide to run.

However, this person has thrown some thought into the race, saying that they needed to "raise about $2 Million" and that using the internet "Like Howard Dean and Barack Obama did" is going to be keys to victory.

So, as I said the other day, Jim Matheson needs to make up his mind. That way, other people can make up theirs, and the necessary fundraising and campaigning an get started.


From The SideTrack


Anonymous GOP said...

Bob - you're awesome. I'm a republican who reads your blog every once in a while and just want to say you are awesome.

Misty Fowler said...

Would it be inappropriate to start a movement to get Matheson to say he's not running?

Bob said...

I think so.

EJerry said...

This post was inappropriate. I'm commenting anonymously, but you'll probably blow my cover like you did to the off the record person who is now, on the record.

Bob said...

EJerry -- I was given permission to post the contents of the conversation, but the person did not want his/her name mentioned.

Some people have speculated to me both publicly and privately about who it may be (and there have been three different guesses). I will not confirm nor deny any of the questions.