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Mormon Rivals: The Romneys, The Huntsmans and the Pursuit of Power
     

Mormon Rivals: The Romneys, The Huntsmans and the Pursuit of Power

by Matt Canham, Thomas Burr
 

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Distant relatives whose ties extend back to the founding of the Mormon church, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman Jr. became political allies as governors. Before that, their fathers were chummy. Mitt's sister and Jon's mom were college roommates. So when Romney was preparing his first presidential run, he assumed he had Huntsman in his corner. He was wrong. Their split in

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Distant relatives whose ties extend back to the founding of the Mormon church, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman Jr. became political allies as governors. Before that, their fathers were chummy. Mitt's sister and Jon's mom were college roommates. So when Romney was preparing his first presidential run, he assumed he had Huntsman in his corner. He was wrong. Their split in 2006 created a bitter rivalry that led to a contentious 2012 presidential showdown.

This book by Salt Lake Tribune reporters Matt Canham and Thomas Burr tells the story of these dynamic and dynastic families, who have found themselves driven together by chance, business, politics and piety.

It starts with the rise of George Romney and Jon Huntsman Sr., men who escaped poverty to become wealthy and influential. Their sons responded to their powerful fathers in different ways, but they ultimately ended up in the same places - vying to run the 2002 Winter Olympics, campaigning for governor and then for the White House. While both Romney and Huntsman have fallen short of the ultimate political prize, their successes on the national stage have become a turning point for the LDS Church, which yearns for broader acceptance from the American people.

As their fathers expected much from them, Romney and Huntsman expect much for their children and that means we may not have seen the last clash between the Mormon version of the Hatfields and the McCoys.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780986224522
Publisher:
The Salt Lake Tribune
Publication date:
06/02/2015
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
890,276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

Matt Canham is an investigative reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune. He spent seven years as a Washington correspondent before moving back to Salt Lake City in the spring of 2014. He¿s a proud University of Utah alumnus who joined the Tribune staff in 2002. He has also covered crime, transportation and state politics. He¿d like to thank Leah Bryner, his committed partner, for putting up with all the late nights.

Robert Gehrke is the senior government reporter for The Tribune and has covered Utah politics for 18 years.

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