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Jun. 3: Democratic congressional candidates, Hatch's participation in debates



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OverviewIn this Sunday Edition: We will introduce you to the candidates hoping to replace Congressman Rob Bishop. Plus, our political insiders will weigh in on the debate over whether Senator Orrin Hatch should participate in more debates.

Segment 1 & 2

In a Utah primary season dominated by Republican contests, there is a tight race in the Democratic party. That race is in the 1st Congressional District: Donna McAleer and Ryan Combe are facing off in the June 26 primary. We discussed Hill Air Force Base, natural resources, healthcare and their chances of winning a seat in a district with a lot of republicans.

Segment 3

A lot of eyes outside of Utah are on our Senate race. Senator Orrin Hatch is the clear front runner but after the primary loss a few weeks ago by six-term republican senator Richard Lugar, he isn't taking anything for granted. Hatch's challenger, former state senator Dan Liljenquist, has put the Hatch campaign on the defensive by calling for more debates, including a televised debate. So far, Hatch has agreed to only one debate on KSL Newsradio's The Doug Wright Show. The debate issue has dominated the primary race.

But is this strategy working for Liljenquist? Joining us to discuss the race and campaign strategies our own insiders John Daley and Lisa Riley Roche and Tim Chambless, political science professor at the University of Utah.

Richard Piatt

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