Skip to comments.BREAKING: Utah Democrat Jim Matheson Won't Seek Re-Election in 2014
Posted on 12/17/2013 12:12:43 PM PST by jazusamo
Five-term Congressman Jim Matheson has announced that he'll relinquish his Congressional seat following the 2014 midterm elections, likely paving the way for a GOP pick-up. The Utah Democrat made his decision public via his Facebook page:
When I launched my first campaign in 1999, I knew that the arc of my public service would have many chapters. It has been a tremendous privilege to serve the people of Utah during my time in the United States House of Representatives, but my time in the House should not be the sum total of my service. Today, I am announcing that I will not seek reelection to the House of Representatives. Public service has been integral to my life for as long as I can remember. I was raised to value the honor in public service and the responsibility of holding the public trust. My time in Congress has only strengthened these beliefs...
Matheson was one of 34 House Democrats who voted against Obamacare in 2010, and he's labored mightily to distance himself from his party on the issue, evidently to no avail. Phil Klein sums up the resulting take-away nicely:
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Praying for my Love to take this seat!
Oh look! The writing looks clearer on that wall over there!
Does that bumpersticker work?
Well, at least a libertarian can’t hand a seat to him now.
Mia Love should take this seat now.
I believe the real reason is known as “Obamacare”.
Good. We don’t need Boehner. All of the Republicans in Boehner’s district should vote for the Democrat as a temporary placeholder.
Matheson voted against Obamacare, I believe at every turn. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy that I will likely be represented in the house by a Republican come November, but Matheson was Utah Democrat in the same was Scott Brown was a Boston Republican.
Well, that settles it. Mia Love will be a congresswoman next year.
The Facebook posting is a real Profile In Courage, eh??
Ladies and Gentlemen, come January 3, 2015, we finally will have the first black Republican congresswoman in our nation’s history.
Meet Mayor (soon-to-be-Congresswoman) Mia Love: http://love4utah.com/ Of course, many of you remember her from her outstanding speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention. She is a solid conservative, and tryly a remarkable woman.
Mia Love easily won the nomination to the seat in the 2012 nominating convention, and surely will win it again. And, while she lost the general election by less than 0.5% in 2012, this time she won’t be facing the only Democrat to have been elected to any federal or statewide office in Utah during the past two decades.
Here’s my proposed theme song for her 2014 campaign (the same one I proposed for her 2012 run): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7eloXr2iak
don’t you mean the stupid libtards and their equally stupid “constitutional” party voters won’t be able to elect another rat by default.
I keep asking myself why the hell Pryor's running again?
Slight change from Clinton’s theme from one of his inaugural balls:
Love, the one you’re with.
And she can also “RUN” in the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon..
You mean this former Congressman? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butch_Otter
As a kid, Tim Matheson played one of Beaver’s pals in Leave it to Beaver; who would have thought he’d latter become an Otter.
Actually, the Nat King Cole standard, L-O-V-E, would make a great campaign song as well; the Stephen Stills classic about promiscuity, not so much. : )
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