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Sunday Edition Nov. 4: Senate and Congressional races, plus the Christmas season

By Richard Piatt | Posted - Nov. 4, 2012 at 10:05 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY — In this Sunday Edition: Exclusive poll numbers in District 4. Does Jim Matheson or Mia Love lead? Plus, a closer look at the race for U.S. Senator. We'll sit down with Senator Hatch and his challenger Scott Howell to discuss their campaigns. And the Christmas retail season has already begun. Doug Wright offers his opinion on why we need to buy American all in this Sunday Edition.

Segment One

The front page of the Deseret News this morning has poll results for the most closely watched race in Utah: Jim Matheson versus Mia Love. According to the exclusive KSL/Deseret News poll, Love leads Matheson 48 percent to 43 percent in the race for the 4th District Congressional seat. But that's with a margin of error of 4.8 percent.

Another big race that's going to be close: The battle for the Salt Lake County Mayor's seat. Our exclusive KSL/Deseret News poll shows Democrat Ben McAdams with a slight lead at 44 percent to 41 percent over Republican Mark Crockett. We 'll discuss both races with our team of politicos.

Segment Two

Win or lose, six-term Senator Orrin Hatch says this is his last election. He considers his experience and seniority a strength. But his challenger Scott Howell is using his 36 years in the Senate against him and says he can bring much-needed new leadership.

We'll take a closer look at their race and begin with highlights from their debates. Richard Piatt also sat down with both candidates to discuss their campaigns.

Segment Three

Retailers started putting up Christmas displays before they even took down Halloween. It's the most important time of year for the retail industry and while you shop for bargains, Doug Wright offers a simple Christmas wish.

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