GOP Congressman Has NO IDEA How Re-Election is Going

  • 2018-10-09
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
GOP Congressman Has NO IDEA How Re-Election is Going
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Someone might want to gently remind Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) that he's up for re-election in four weeks. (KSL)

Asked Monday how his campaign in the 1st Congressional District is going, the eight-term Republican said he didn't know.

"Those of you who know me, realize I'm a horrible candidate," he told the Deseret News and KSL editorial boards. "I'm probably the most optimistic pessimist you've ever met, so I always think everything is bad. I have no idea."

The often sarcastic congressman said he can't afford
polling and relies on the media for that. At least one survey shows he doesn't have much to worry about.

A poll in September showed him comfortably ahead of Democrat Lee Castillo 58 percent to 22 percent, with United Utah Party candidate Eric Eliason pulling 8 percent and the Green Party's Adam Davis 3 percent. Another 8 percent were undecided.

Clearly, campaigning is a low-key affair for Bishop.
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