When I first announced in March, I had only one elected official call me. “Congratulations Mr. Politician” was Steve Urquhart’s voice mail. At the time I don’t know if Steve had intentions or not, but I was flattered that he took the time to call regardless of which party banner I was running under.
I testified in front of Steve on Spyware and UTOPIA long before I decided to throw my hat in the ring. He always impressed me with his willingness to buck the status quo and give light to new ideas. Starting one of the first legislative blogs was a natural fit for him.
In July before he announced as a GOP challenger to Senator Hatch, I had the opportunity to go to lunch with Steve. Maybe I should have chosen some place other than the Atlantic’s sidewalk tables. The meeting was spotted and quickly sent political wonks a flutter. Steve and I differed on policy vision, but we agreed on one thing, it is time for Senator Hatch to retire.
Today Steve Urquhart withdrew from the race. Thank you Steve for your courage and your effort.