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Utah Ignored Candidate

September 21, 2008

Cynthia McKinney, a six-term congresswoman from Georgia, filed for president of the United States in Utah on Sept. 3. Press releases were distributed to all Utah media, along with follow-up reminders. Invitations were sent out to select media outlets to interview her when she arrived in Salt Lake City. Only two camera technicians from Fox 13 and KUTV Ch. 2 and one reporter from KCPW showed up to cover this historic event. Not one newspaper appeared.

I was embarrassed for Utah over this lack of welcome to our beautiful state.

Meanwhile, the big headline news that week was Jessica Robinson from Sandy winning $1 million on “Deal or No Deal.”

Deanna Taylor

West Jordan

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