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Gary Thornock's Weblog » Why I support Pete Ashdown
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2nd May, 2006

Why I support Pete Ashdown


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I first heard about Pete Ashdown's Senate campaign about a year ago when Phil Windley mentioned it on his Utah Politics site. In the beginning, I was interested because of Pete's positions on technology and copyright, and because I was glad to see anyone challenge our long-time incumbent, Senator Hatch.

As I've followed the campaign over the last year, I've seen things progress significantly from there. Technology is still one of my favorite topics, but today I believe that Pete Ashdown will make a great Senator because of his belief in open and transparent government, his responsiveness to the people of Utah, and his ability to bring together great ideas from a variety of sources.

I don't remember the last time I saw a candidate that clearly and openly presented his views on so many important issues. In fact, I probably never have. Take a look at the "laundry list" on Pete's web site. Then, look at — and join — the discussion on the wiki. The barriers to public participation are coming down.

Other people are writing about the Pete Ashdown campaign today. This list will be updated periodically:

Dee and Jen specifically don't endorse Pete's campaign, but have written today anyway:

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