Politics Up Close: Sumsion Runs for Governor, Mayor Ralph Becker

Rep. Ken Sumsion (R-American Fork)

(KCPW News) Republican Utah Governor Gary Herbert now has some competition as he runs for re-election in 2012. After serving three terms in the legislature and leading this year’s redistricting, GOP Representative Ken Sumsion has entered the race. How does the lawmaker plan to take on the well-funded incumbent, and why does he think he’s the right alternative to Governor Herbert? We talked with Sumsion about his campaign.

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We were also joined by Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, following the city council’s decision to sign off on $18 million to design the proposed Utah Performing Arts Center. We discussed that and his relationship with Occupy SLC following the movement’s eviction from Pioneer Park.

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