Lots of action in Utah politics over the past few days, with Utah tea party leader David Kirkham all but announcing a primary challenge to GOP Gov. Gary Herbert and GOP state Rep. Chris Herrod jumping into the race for Sen. Orrin Hatch's seat.
But the two challengers have more in common than a desire to run for statewide office and conservative platforms. In addition to the usual tea party-friendly themes, both men also invoked something more unusual: fears of the United States turning into something like communist Europe. From the Salt Lake Tribune:
And here's the Salt Lake Tribune again, on Kirkham:
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