It’s always fun to write about Utah!
Utah’s Second District done found themselves a real Democrat to take on blue dog Congressman Jim Matheson. Claudia Wright is Brigham Young’s great-great granddaughter and a progressive who happens to be a lesbian. As many Republicans find they cannot stomach the fringe elements gaining power in the party, even conservatives may view Wright as a viable alternative if she can kennel the blue dog incumbent. Howie Klein takes weird by the tail at the Huffington Post.
And speaking of weird…
Big ol’ congratulations to Nathan Lane on that nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. President Obama announced his choice Monday morning.
Democrats are confident the nominee will be confirmed by the end of the summer since a GOP filibuster is unlikely.