GOP Congressman Has NO IDEA How Re-Election is Going
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 affordpolling and relies on the media for that. At least one survey shows he doesn't have much to worry about.
A UtahPolicy.com 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.