... Republican Congressman from Utah Chris Cannon will lose the primary election to Jason Chaffetz. With over 80% of the votes counted at post time, Chaffetz leads 60% to about 40%, so it's safe to call.
There are about forty posts at this site mentioning Cannon; use the search function to see them all.
Tancredo may run for president; Chris Cannon begins smears?
Violent MSU lefties disrupt Tancredo speech
Jeb Bush writes letter re: Tancredo's Miami remark
Tim Dickinson/Rolling Stone's misleading, pro-illegal immigration propaganda
UPDATE: To make this clear, there's a huge difference between supporting mass deportations and supporting eventual deportation (or self-deportation)...
Laura Wides-Munoz of the Associated Press offers February 23's "State Businesses Build United Front On Immigration Reform":
...During a daylong conference in Clearwater [hosted by Florida TaxWatch, "FTW"], more than 50 [Florida] business leaders agreed on the need for a louder and more unified Florida business voice to pressure politicians in Washington.
Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) has announced he's forming an exploratory committee for a possible presidential bid. This would be largely a symbolic effort designed to get a wider discussion of immigration issues and perhaps force a front-runner to take a tougher stance on the issue.
Despite the unlikelihood of his success, expect those corrupt forces who profit from or otherwise support illegal...
... Mel Martinez, R-Fla... Reps. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, and Howard Berman, D-Calif., are sponsoring the House version. It has the backing of House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn. and Rep. Adam Putnam of Florida, a member of the Republican leadership team.
From "Bush eyes Democrats for help on amnesty":
"With alignment now in Congress and the White House, this is a unique opportunity [to pass 'comprehensive immigration reform']," said Rep. Howard L. Berman, California Democrat, a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and a leader on the issue.
Berman also signed on to the Graf/Hayworth meme. Then, they quote Rep.
... immigration supporting Representative Chris Cannon (R-UT) - as detailed here dozens of times - is a real piece of work. And, while it's seemed that way in the past, he might finally be on the way out. As described here, the only endorsements he's gotten are from George Bush, his wife, and (unfortunately) Rep. James Sensenbrenner. Utah governor Jon Huntsman and Senator Orrin Hatch (also pieces of...
Drudge has a preview of a Roll Call article:
ROLL CALL's John Bresnahann and Paul Kane detail: The 95-page report, which White House officials reviewed Wednesday evening but has yet to be formally approved by the panel, singled out two of President Bush's top lieutenants, Karl Rove and Ken Mehlman, as having been offered expensive meals and exclusive tickets to premier sporting events and...
Haya El Nasser of USA Today offers "Immigrants turn Utah into mini-melting pot":
...Immigration is changing the complexion of communities across the USA. As it sweeps through Utah, traditionally one of the least diverse and most conservative states in the nation, its impact is particularly dramatic.
WASHINGTON - With President Bush's immigration policy surviving fierce criticism in a Utah congressional race, lawmakers on both sides of the debate turned their attention Wednesday to finding a compromise on immigration legislation.
Those who oppose Bush's call for immigration reform a
A strong charge indeed, but after reading "Hidden Bombs" I think it's highly justified:
...The Senate's Democratic and Republican leaders yesterday announced a compromise on an immigration bill - with some details still to be worked out.
John Whitesides of Reuters offers a heaping load of pro-illegal immigration propaganda in "Republicans risk Hispanic support in border debate".
It's basically an attempt to corrupt the Republican Party: support massive illegal immigration or you won't get votes.
... 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.
From "David Hossein Safavian: From the White House to the Jail House":
Last Monday, David Hossein Safavian, a high-ranking White House official and pal of GOP powerbroker Grover Norquist, was arrested in a federal corruption case involving lobbying bad boy Jack Abramoff. According to the FBI, Safavian repeatedly lied to federal investigators in order to cover up Abramoff's shady dealings.
The Ombudsman of the Department of Homeland Security's Citizenship and Immigration Services is a former President of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association:
...the AILA is directed by approximately 100 associates who also serve as members of the pro-Communist National Lawyers Guild... AILA has joined with other leftwing groups to denounce, in their entirety,...
The news is in "Cannon declines debate with Colorado rival" from Robert Gehrke of The Salt Lake Tribune. Can you spot where Gehrke has made false or misleading statements in his report?
U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, known for his outspoken and sometimes outlandish views on immigration, will be in Utah later this month and agreed to debate his political rival, Rep.
... DREAM Act.
And, of course, Rep. Chris Cannon.
And, there's one other that was mentioned here before just once: "Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., Mexico, and illegal immigration".
The latest disturbing bit on the latter can be found in "Gov. Huntsman's CFR Membership -- The Rest of the Story".
Rep. Chris Cannon (R-UT) did it again! At a forum in Washington, he boldly squared off against Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO). Rep. Cannon suggested of Tancredo: "I think he ought to consider his views and decide whether they're consistent with the Republican Party... I don't think there's a place in the Republican Party for racism, for xenophobia, for ideas that are fundamentally un-American..."
From immigration lawyer Matt Hayes in the WashTimes:
At last weekend's APEC summit, President Bush made clear the administration will try to justify its planned amnesty of illegal aliens as something necessary for greater border security.
[Cross-posted to the Command Post and redstate.org/story/2004/11/26/163449/72]
NewsMax offers a roundup of Hillary being to the "right" of Bush on immigration matters: "Hillary Eyeing Immigration as Top 2008 Issue". There's no outright statement from her saying if she ran she'd make it a key part of her campaign, but some of the things she's said might make people think she's got that in mind.
As readers might have figured out by now, I'm endorsing John Kerry to be president. I strongly urge all readers to consider the past four years, use that as a key to understanding what the next four years would be like under George Bush, and put their faith in divided government.
From Human Events:
AgJobs is legislation only a liberal could love. Yet, conservative Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) its sponsor, has now moved to take his bill straight to the floor.
This bill to legalize illegal aliens working in American agriculture helped to stall much-needed class action reform from coming before the Senate in July. Craig tried to attach AGJOBS to the legal reform bill.
... Utah Republican Congressman Chris Cannon has paid a political price for his efforts to "fix" the nation's "broken" immigration system - not to mention mowing through 92 percent of his $472,000 campaign stash in a primary faceoff with Matt Throckmorton, an ardent advocate of immigration restrictions.
And though Cannon beat Throckmorton and is favored to glide past Democratic challenger Beau...
Human Events has an overview of Chris Cannon and today's primary that might send him packing:
Congressman Chris Cannon of Utah apparently is in real danger of losing his seat in Congress, and apparently that's causing him to employ extreme measures.
Cannon faces serious GOP primary opposition from former state legislator Matt Throckmorton. In the Republican state convention, Throckmorton forced...
... on mass-immigration-advocate Chris Cannon (R-UT) having to face Matt Throckmorton in the Utah GOP primary.
This has national implications because of Cannon's role as Bush's "point man" on immigration matters. Cannon admits that the reason he has to go to the primary is because of his stance on immigration.
... immigration advocate and U.S. Rep. Chris Cannon (R-UT) will now have to face challengers in the Utah GOP primary. That's the first time he's had to do that since 1998, and his stance on immigration probably had a great deal to do with it.
Thousands of migrant farm workers are here legally but many are here illegally. It was that portion of the migrant labor population that Canyon County Commissioner Robert Vasquez singled out for special attention today suggesting that the Mexican government should reimburse local taxpayers for their expenses.