Rep. Chris Cannon (R-UT) to lose in 2006

I'm making a prediction that in 2006, Rep. Chris Cannon (R-UT) will lose - and lose big - if fellow Republican John D. Jacob runs against him.

As previously discussed, last year Cannon faced off against Matt Throckmorton. Cannon won in the primary 58 to 42. He also spent a great deal of money: $600,000. They're both millionaires and Jacob could spend up to a million of his own money on this. So, it will be a bit more of a fair fight, and, in that case I expect Cannon to lose.

Previously: "The David Safavian, Grover Norquist, Chris Cannon connection".


Gilchrist's humiliating loss? Almost all of Gilchrist's votes came at Campbell's expense, and Campbell and the GOP are being forced to spend money to defend a seat that is ordinarily a slam dunk. But that's what happens when you're George Bush and decide that those nasty, mean people who think we ought to have borders don't belong in your party.

I think we can all agree that if he does lose, it won't be as humiliating as Gilchrist's loss.