Rich was a stalwart supporter of U.S. Senate candidate Cherilyn Eagar and a former chair of the Salt Lake County Republican Party. Yet Rich kept perspective on this race as evidenced by his unexpected outburst at the Senatorial I-caucus debates held in Provo last month. At the conclusion of the debate he did a shout-out summarizing the mood of I-caucus members: "Any of these four candidates [Eagar/Williams/Bridgewater/Lee] would be better than Bennett." (Joe Pyrah of the Daily Herald also took note of this.)
In what we know of him, he would want us to push forward with our Constitutional principles and to redouble our efforts. We shall attempt to honor his name by continuing our support for Eagar who--to speak the words of Mr. Kuchinsky--is the best candidate.
Our prayers go out to his family.
+++ Update 2/10:
The Salt Lake Tribune penned a great article on the life and passing of Rich Kuchinsky. A comment by Fudgiemonkey rings applicable for comments posted to Nacilbupera as well:
Whoever this man was politically, he was a loved one to his family and friends. Those who see this as an opportunity to make snide political remarks need to grow and try for once in their pathetic lives to acquire some good manners.