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Is this our Dan McClellan?

I remember him as a decent guy, faithful LDS. I don't remember him as a Democrat, though, so perhaps it's another person altogether.
https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2020/10/08/latter-day-saints-biden/ wrote:Some Democratic politicians are sprinkled on it, including state Rep. Marie Poulson, D-Cottonwood Heights, and Dan McClellan, who is running for state Senate District 10
This looks like him, right? Image
https://www.votedanmcclellan.com/
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yep

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Yeah that's him.

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So, what do you guys think?

If he were running for your state Senate in your district, would you vote for him?

Why? / Why not?
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Sure. I vote a straight Democratic ticket.

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Shulem wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:38 pm
Sure. I vote a straight Democratic ticket.
Is that the only reason why you'd vote for him?
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How are elections in Utah now? Still mostly Repos, except in perhaps Rose Park and around the UofU campus? That's how it was when I lived there until I moved out in the late 90's. This Dan McClellan seems fine, although will he cower to the LDS lobbyists like they all do?
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malkie wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:13 pm
Shulem wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:38 pm
Sure. I vote a straight Democratic ticket.
Is that the only reason why you'd vote for him?
Yes.

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Shulem wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:38 pm
Sure. I vote a straight Democratic ticket.
Even for a bloke who lines up squarely behind the Church on matters of sexuality?

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I wonder if Dan McClellan lacked the requisite horns and pitchfork to run as a regular Utah Republican?
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I would vote for him, if he were running to be my state senator. Very smart guy and, yes, a Democrat. There are, in fact, a number of good LDS scholars who are Democrats. I am Facebook friends with some of them. I am not Facebook friends with Dan, but, then, I was pretty unkind to him when he posted here as an apologist. In retrospect, I regret being so aggressive, but he was pretty feisty. Not that this excuses some of my excesses in our interactions.
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I have a question wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:34 am
Shulem wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:38 pm
Sure. I vote a straight Democratic ticket.
Even for a bloke who lines up squarely behind the Church on matters of sexuality?
Yep. I’d rather deal with a bad Democrat rather than a good Republican.

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Kishkumen wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:37 am
In retrospect, I regret being so aggressive, but he was pretty feisty. Not that this excuses some of my excesses in our interactions.
Perhaps with hindsight and age, Dan's interactions would also be mellower. I doubt his feistiness was ever at a full-frontal Pahoran/Kiwi level.
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Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:59 am
I doubt his feistiness was ever at a full-frontal Pahoran/Kiwi level.
The only one who's ever reached a Pahoran/Kiwi level is the Lounatic. As Yoda said, "Always two there are."

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Seems reasonable. If I were in his district I would support that agenda. Plus, I would drink a beer with him, even if he only had the root kind. His smile is ok, haven't seen the other person's, though. ;)
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honorentheos wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:04 pm
Seems reasonable. If I were in his district I would support that agenda.
His positions sound great. I would vote for him. He is smart and obviously leads with his values. He is running against a Republican with a fictitious sounding name: Lincoln Fillmore.

I want to get my mail-in ballot soon.

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