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?
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