Skip to comments.Republican star Mia Love gets second chance to make political history
Posted on 05/24/2014 6:54:09 AM PDT by mandaladon
SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Utah's Mia Love, a Republican darling who could become the first conservative black woman elected to U.S. Congress, is getting a second, and likely better, chance to make history after narrowly losing to a popular incumbent Democrat in 2012.
Love, 39, is a Mormon mother of three who is upending stereotypes about the state and its predominant faith. She locked up her party's nomination to vie for an open seat in Utah's 4th District at a state convention last month with an overwhelming 78 percent of the vote.
The seat became available when Jim Matheson retired after seven terms in Congress as the heavily conservative state's lone Democrat in Washington. Two years ago, the politically savvy son of a beloved Utah governor beat Love by fewer than 800 votes.
If Love wins this time, she would become an unlikely champion in Washington of staunchly conservative views - limited government, fiscal discipline and state's rights. The daughter of Haitian immigrants is pro-life, pro-gun and holds a concealed weapons permit.
She also supports Utah's effort to reclaim public land from federal agency controls, a hot issue in the U.S. West among conservatives, and has said she would vote against regulations she believes would restrict economic development.
"I love the story of David and Goliath, because in that story, David runs toward Goliath. He ran toward a seemingly impossible challenge," Love said during a testy debate this week with her opponent, Doug Owens, a Democrat and first-time candidate. In November, Love will face Owens in a conservative district created after the 2010 Census that encompasses parts of Democratic-leaning Salt Lake City, then runs south along the Wasatch Front into parts of rural Utah that are typically Republican strongholds.
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She also supports Utah's effort to reclaim public land from federal agency controls, a hot issue in the U.S. West among conservatives, and has said she would vote against regulations she believes would restrict economic development...................I'm sure someone here will find her not acceptable.
If she wins it will make the liberals go nuts.
Go for it Mia!
Not me. I was impressed with her when she first ran.
I would love to see her win.
If people knew what was good for them, they’d vote for her in a heartbeat.
I am confused by your statement.
I would vote for her in a heartbeat.
What about the demokkkrats war on conservative women? I’m sure their diggin’ as we speak. With a little help from their friends the lame stream media. Is she a denier? Is she pro-life? Both things being racist. Somehow. Even though she is African-American. Course she’s more so than the lyin’king. I think.
I’m waiting for Hatch to kick off so she can be appointed to fill his seat.
You are correct... if a candidate is 99.4% conservative, to some on here the candidate is a RINO. I love FR, but some here think you need to be 100% to be a real conservative.
There always is the anti-Mormon crowd even if she passes the political test.
To some on here if a candidate is only 99% conservative...the candidate is a RINO.
I’m sending money to her campaign....
Nobody has ever had the opportunity to see liberals go nuts. It they are liberals, it is because they are already mentally somewhat askew, and the disorder, left untreated, only progresses.(Could that be the real meaning of “progressive”?)
Sometimes liberals do leave the faith, as they regain a more healthy state of mind.
She will win, but she better stay out of ft marcy park.
The libs hate EVERYTHING that Mia Love represents, and her being a black conservative woman... arrrrrrgggghhhhhhhhhh
I’m already looking forward to the tortured evasions the Congressional Black Caucus will come up with to explain why they won’t acknowledge the importance of the election of The First Black Conservative Woman Congressman or accept her into their membership.
I’m impressed that Ms Love embraces issues that are important to conservatives, and expresses them with clarity.
Here In Michigan we have Terri Land who is a fine “good enough” candidate. She has a long history with the establishment but is friendly with the tea party while having a reputation of honesty and integrity.
Most important is the fact that she is a clearly measurable improvement over Carl Levin.
Can you imagine what the CBC (Congressional Black Caucus) would look like with 50 Mia Love's and Alan West's?
The only view she had which was not acceptable to the Libertarians is that she wasn't for legalizing marijuana. Which goes to show that weed is the most important thing there is to way too many Libertarians.
A Black married woman (to a White man) has beautiful mixed race children strong willed pro life pro gun pro REAL family conservative to the core - yes I’d say she will make pukes like the gang in the CBC ‘s heads explode. Go Mia!
Your need a reality check. We'd be happy with 80%, but the RINOS keep offering 60%.
I followed the results and was broken hearted. A libertarian candidate was on the ballot and sucked away her votes. This time she wins big.
You paint with a broad brush FRiend. The Libertarian party is about as representative of libertarianism as the Democratic party is representative of democracy.
Me, too! Last time she ran, articles about her were posted here a lot, and I do not remember any disparaging comments.
No candidate is perfect. Nor is the standard that I see at FR one of perfection. I’m just sorry Mia didn’t win last time.
We’ll see if we end up with Love Delusion Syndrome anytime soon. I reckon those who get it will get JRs patented ride the lightning tonic and cure all. Works every time.
She is an experienced and thoughtful conservative candidate.
And I liked the part about how she and her future husband went to a shooting range on their first date. My kinda gal.
She has solid positions on energy independence and an excellent grasp of how the US should use military force(much better and clearer than the poser currently in office). And she is articulate,..’She has also said that she asks herself three questions whenever she approaches an issue, “Is it affordable? Is it sustainable? Is it my job?” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mia_Love
Of course, I would be remiss if I did not respond to your observation about ‘someone here will find her not acceptable.’
Her voice may be a little high pitched, she was endorsed by Mitt Romney,and JOHN BOEHNER, and while she may be black she is not really Democrat Black, to whit, ‘ she would join the Congressional Black Caucus and try to take that thing apart from the inside out and has described the Democrat-dominated Caucus as characterized by ...demagoguery. They sit there and ignite emotions and ignite racism when there isnt.
And she does not agree with everything that anyone says who claims to be or have been a member of something connected some way or other with the Tea Party.
One of my fondest dreams is to be there when she comes to her first Congressional Black Caucus meeting.
Also visit her site at http://love4utah.com/
"Two years ago, the politically savvy son of a beloved Utah governor beat Love by fewer than 800 votes."Ah ha. That, plus the usual Rat voter fraud.
Even 60% is better than 0%. Sure I want to see more conservative than a person who is 60%, but isn’t it better than a 100% Liberal?
60% is a loser who wants to vote for that? No excitement, not worth any effort for sure
California was once a Republican State, having had a good run under marginally conservative George Deukmejian as governor. He was succeeded by 60% RINO Pete Wilson. The result was the election of Grey Davis, who made such a mess of things in only four years that he beat a conservative Republican candidate, Bill Simon, by only 360,000 votes in 2002. Simon would have won had he not been stabbed with the gleaming knife of Pete Wilson and the RINO gang that took over his campaign and ran it into the ground. Davis screwed up so badly he was recalled. After fighting the recall petition drive Wilson foisted his protoge Arnold Schwarzenegger who then ran the State into the financial ground. Look at what has happened since.
This is almost exactly the pattern perpetrated by GHWB and his son. Hasn't that taught you anything?
So if a republican is 60% conservative and the Dem is 0% conservative you’ll vote for a 3rd party who might make the D win? I would rather have a 60% than a 0%. Then again, people say I’m not a life conservative, because I’m a small government person - who don’t want the government in my neighbor’s bedroom or in my kitchen.
I still believe 60% is better than 0%, but that is me.
Pro -gay IS pro-big government.
Children with working parents are raised primarily by the State and mass media. Parents with moral problems usually go to the State for a divorce and enforcement of the settlement. That teaches children that it is the State that is in charge, not the parents or G_d. Children raised by the State and the mass media without stable parental involvement media have moral problems. Children with moral problems often grow up to be criminals, welfare cases, and incapable of providing a stable nurturing environment for the next generation. The State settles disputes, processes criminals, and psychiatric "treatment" which defines morality in such a way as to perpetuate the problems. The State educates the children to be servile morons. All of these "needs" and inabilities to control one's impulses induce demand for police, case workers, judges, lawyers, counselors, teachers, physicians, psychologists, prison guards, all on FAT pensions, none of it is cheap. Hence, they tax the middle class to pay for it while the rich shelter their incomes.
Dependents vote for the welfare state that writes the rules for everybody. Guess who it is to whom the administrate State responds? Those who fund the politicians: the rich and the bureaucrat unions. Is it any wonder then why Kinsey was funded and promoted by the Rockefeller Foundation and Rockefeller-owned media? Hence, it is the rich and the bureaucrats who subsist off the powers bestowed by their dependents, thus constructing a permanently indentured constituency funded by a dwindling middle class.
To say that sexual license constitutes freedom is the biggest lie of the 20th Century. Of course, it is sold by those whose revenue derives from their ability to manipulate public opinion on behalf of their owners.
Nobody wants government in bedrooms except leftists
You aren’t listening. A 60% “conservative” has no support base - nobody on either side will trust them. No conservative is going to volunteer and go door to door for a fool who is wrong on really big issues.
If someone is wrong on amnesty and abortion - just those 2 issues alone they will never get the base to turn out. Who would trust them?
It is not my responsibility to talk myself into voting for any punk the GOPe nominated, it is their job to attract the votes needed to win. Amnesty or abortion or taxes or guns or a few other issues are deal killers for a lot of conservative voters.
Pro gay is big government? How? If you think that the government should be against a group of people, is that small government? Sorry, to me, the government is not here to tell me that my neighbor is illegal. I want my government to do to things - protect the borders and to make a gold backed currency. Freedom should be for all, not for only with people that agrees with you.
Read the post again, instead of recoiling in the shock to your brainwashed precepts.
A dem who is 60% liberal will still get elected by liberals. That is why they are winning they don't fight amongst themselves.
You never heard me say that I thought government should police interpersonal relationships. I believe that should be up to families. So you see, you start out putting words in my mouth that aren't there. This nation did not have police for its first hundred years or more depending upon the location. So in my world, if the family found two witnesses who testified you were poking one of their sons, I'd hope they tried and hanged you.
We both want a conservative government, but we are fighting amongst ourselves.
You don't even know what a conservative government is. In the scenario I just laid out, I'll bet you would prefer such enforcement and redress by police, lawyers, bailiffs, jailors, psychologists and a horde of other bureaucrats all on public pensions, all of whom absolutely depend upon the production of social misfits to keep them employed (which is why they vote the way they do). The more depravity there is, the more demand there is for said enforcement cohort. You are a statist. You just don't know it. I knew you were defending the gay agenda, one that was funded by socialist corporate interests in the first place (hence, you start out by being historically incorrect). You didn't deny it either.
Liberals are united in destroying the USA and we need to unite.
The primary means by which the liberals are destroying the USA are social. They control the public schools. You want them "better" while I don't want any. They control public universities. Ditto. You want more police, I want the people to do the policing. You think you can isolate social issues from conservatism, that the preference merely produces more criminals and government dependents and therefore demand for more service providers from the welfare police state.