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Wilson Helping Herbert 

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The Nov. 12 Five Spot in City Weekly is another case of Ted Wilson keeping his name and face in the media, assisting another Republican governor to be successful in his re-election effort.

In 1988, Wilson ran for governor against Norm Bangerter. The state had been in fiscal woes in the late 1980s and Bangerter had supported several tax increases to lessen the budgetary shortfall.

While Wilson was up in the polls as much as 20 percent over Bangerter, he was able to grasp defeat from the jaws of victory by losing to Bangerter in the final election by 40 percent to 38 percent, with 21 percent going to Merrill Cook.

Think how different our state would be today if Wilson had been successful in becoming governor in 1988?

David Haun

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