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Breaking News: While Hatch hits a road block, Mia Love wins with 70% (Utah)
Twitter ^ | 4/21/2012 | ak267

Posted on 04/21/2012 7:17:59 PM PDT by ak267

According to recent Twitters from Utah, Mia Love has won the GOP Utah convention with 70% of the delegates. She avoids a primary and goes straight to the November election against Jim Matheson. This is for the newly created 4th Congressional district.


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1 posted on 04/21/2012 7:18:04 PM PDT by ak267
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To: ak267

more info:

http://m.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobile/53961620-78/love-jim-matheson-republican.html.csp


2 posted on 04/21/2012 7:19:26 PM PDT by ak267
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To: ak267; Clintonfatigued; randita; AuH2ORepublican; Clemenza; BillyBoy; Impy; JohnnyZ; Dengar01

Looks like the first Black Republican Congresswoman will be coming from... Utah. With the next Congress, we could have at least 6 Black GOP House members (joining Col. West & Tim Scott, with 2 coming from NC & 1 from TX, if they win their primaries).


3 posted on 04/21/2012 7:22:47 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Wasn’t there a gent from TX who was once part of the TX Railroad Commission? He thinking of the Senate then decided against it.


4 posted on 04/21/2012 7:27:16 PM PDT by ak267
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To: ak267

twitter feeds? really? moderator please pull


5 posted on 04/21/2012 7:27:16 PM PDT by fuente
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To: fuente

I trust twitter feeds more than msnbc.


6 posted on 04/21/2012 7:31:03 PM PDT by isom35
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To: fuente; All

twitter feeds? really? moderator please pull

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Tweets are often the first to report. Ain’t the internet grand!!!

from the local paper....

http://m.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobile/53961620-78/love-jim-matheson-republican.html.csp

And....

http://nrcc.org/default.asp?id=274&newsid=3614


7 posted on 04/21/2012 7:31:19 PM PDT by ak267
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To: ak267

Yes, that guy might run for the other seat or something though, in two years or so, right?


8 posted on 04/21/2012 7:33:31 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

She’s not related to Reggie Love though, right?


9 posted on 04/21/2012 7:34:16 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

could be....what I read a while back was interesting. He’s a self-made man and accomplished.


10 posted on 04/21/2012 7:35:56 PM PDT by ak267
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To: fuente

Buy a clue.


11 posted on 04/21/2012 7:40:24 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: fieldmarshaldj

And she is quite easy on the eyes on top of everything else. Countdown to me being accused of sexism: 3...2...1


12 posted on 04/21/2012 7:42:42 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Hit the road, Hatch...
(You know the rest).


13 posted on 04/21/2012 7:45:36 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: ak267

Michael Williams. He’s now running for Congress from TX-25. Frankly, he ought to be the Governor of Texas.


14 posted on 04/21/2012 7:46:14 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: GeronL

Post #14.


15 posted on 04/21/2012 7:47:13 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I would vote for Williams! I think I got his FB feed on my Facebook, not even my district.


16 posted on 04/21/2012 7:49:08 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ak267; fieldmarshaldj

Yes. His name is Michael Williams, and he’s running for Congress instead, in the newly redrawn TX-25 (which will definitely elect a Republican). He’s the potential black Congressman from Texas that DJ mentioned. Michael Williams first has to win a tough primary, though, with former TX Secretary of State Roger Williams (no relation) being his main competitor. Michael Williams is the real deal, and I hope he wins his primary and joins the U.S. House of Representatives, where he’ll be a superstar; he can then run for the Senate in a few years (maybe in 2015 after incoming Senator Ted Cruz is named to the U.S. Supreme Court).


17 posted on 04/21/2012 7:49:48 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: GeronL

Found his wiki. Looks like he’s running for the TX-25 district (which has been modified due to the Census). If victorious in the primary he’ll likely face Lloyd Doggett who won his 2010 election by only 15,000 votes. The newly redistricted seat might give Doggett more of a challenge.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_L._Williams

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas%27s_25th_congressional_district

http://www.williamsfortexas.com/about


18 posted on 04/21/2012 7:50:02 PM PDT by ak267
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To: GeronL

Doubtful. Love is her married name.


19 posted on 04/21/2012 7:50:17 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: ak267
Looks like it is time for me to move to Utah. She is hot.

I need this type of representation.

20 posted on 04/21/2012 8:12:12 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; randita; JohnnyZ; Clemenza; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; ...

Whenever I think of Mia Love, the song Come and Get Your Love gets into my head and just won’t leave. She should use it in campaign ads.

It won’t be an easy general election for Love, given that RAT Congressman Matheson has survived everything they’ve thrown at him, but the fact that most of the voters are new to Matheson and that Mitt Romney will carry the district in a landslide over Obama makes me bullish on her chances.

As for the number of black Republicans in the House next year, if it ends up being 6, it won’t be because two black Republicans will win in NC. Vernon Robinson has a good chance of winning the GOP nomination in NC-08 and then defeating RAT Larry Kissell in the general (although Robinson has pulled defeat from the jaws of victory before), but I don’t think that Bill Randall stands any chance of winning the NC-13 primary over George Holding or Paul Coble (who have each raised hundreds of thousands of dollars while Randall has raised less than $10,000). There’s Michael Wiliams in TX (with a tough primary but a slam dunk general if he wins the primary), incumbents Tim Scott of SC (shoo-in) and Allen West of FL (ight favorite in a marginal district), which would only get us to 5. But then there’s Paradise City, AZ Mayor Vernon Parker, who’s running in the new, open, marginal AZ-09. I would say that Parker is a slight favorite in the primary and a slight underdog in the general, but if the RATs nominate a moombatl (and I think they will) he could pull off the upset.


21 posted on 04/21/2012 8:13:24 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: ak267

If Michael Williams wins the TX-25 primary, he’ll face a Democrat sacrificial lamb. Doggett is running in a new Austin-to-San Antonio Hispanic-majority district ( numbered the TX-35 IIRC).


22 posted on 04/21/2012 8:16:28 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Mia Love’s parents are Haitian, so her maiden name is probably French.


23 posted on 04/21/2012 8:18:06 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: M. Thatcher

It is as bad as a vanity, but your lack of understanding is noted.


24 posted on 04/21/2012 8:21:35 PM PDT by fuente
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To: fuente

Kittys crap in you cherioos this morning ?


25 posted on 04/21/2012 8:34:15 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Doggett is running in a new Austin-to-San Antonio Hispanic-majority district.


So, he’ll become a pander-bear???


26 posted on 04/21/2012 8:57:31 PM PDT by ak267
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To: ak267

Michael Williams. He is running from Arlington, Tx now.


27 posted on 04/21/2012 9:21:25 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: fuente

Apparently the moderator doesn’t agree with you either, having ignored your command to pull the thread.


28 posted on 04/21/2012 9:30:27 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: AuH2ORepublican

If you care the name of the group that performed that song was called redbone back in the day.


29 posted on 04/21/2012 9:34:10 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: guido911

She’s gonna be harassed by the Klan with the Tan in their hoodies. She will be named a “race traitor” for joining up with the uppity whiteys unwilling to surrender the Republic for the Left’s racist socialist paradise of misery and poverty for all (except the party “rulers”).


30 posted on 04/21/2012 9:39:07 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: ak267

Thanks very much.

Wimmer, who lost, was endorsed by Senator Mike Lee.

Love was endorsed by Romney and his son Josh.


31 posted on 04/21/2012 10:10:28 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: ak267

Thanks very much.

Wimmer, who lost, was endorsed by Senator Mike Lee.

Love was endorsed by Romney and his son Josh.


32 posted on 04/21/2012 10:10:28 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: SaraJohnson

throw Oreos as well? Democrats who are the real racists? The party of the KLAN?


33 posted on 04/22/2012 3:03:00 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: ak267

Love is the mayor of Saratoga Springs.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsoutofcontext/53962059-64/love-jim-matheson-republican.html.csp


34 posted on 04/22/2012 3:20:37 AM PDT by Atlantan
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To: SMGFan

Democrats who are the real racists? The party of the KLAN?


You should look into this. Here’s a start at the link below. Dems write history so I am not surprised you don’t know the reality of their own history in racism. They turned everything up-side-down:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpezudbbZMA&feature=related

If you ever want to study about Dems and race, past and present, read Dr. Thomas Sowell’s books. Start with “The Vision of the Annointed.” You can google on the subject and find pieces written by conservatives on the subject.


35 posted on 04/22/2012 5:02:22 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: ak267

He already is one: in 2004, Lloyd Doggett ran and won in a Hispanic-majority CD stretching from black and Hispanic parts of Austin to 95% Hispanic McAllen on the Mexican border. My joke was that he campaigned in Mexican-American areas under a new name, Lorenzo Canino. : )


36 posted on 04/22/2012 6:10:08 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

You’re right, I’ve seen them on TV commercials for ‘70s compilation albums. Redbone’s band members were Native American, right? I don’t know what else they recorded, but Come and Get Your Love is very catchy and has a great bassline.


37 posted on 04/22/2012 6:14:56 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; randita; JohnnyZ; Clemenza; BillyBoy; ...

Color me surprised. Wimmer had piled up endorsements from the Club for Growth, GOA, Mike Lee, Ken Blackwell. I was expecting a primary.

Love must have good charisma.

In a recent poll she was just 3 points behind Matheson. This is one race where Romney is actually helpful. Time to put Matheson away.

Meanwhile Liljenquist forces old man Hatch into a primary.

There was a hilarious article I think it WA Post “How Hatch Beat Back a Tea Party Challenge” then it was changed to “How Hatch (Almost) Beat Back a Tea Party Challenge” after it was clear Hatch was in fact just short of 60%.

Liljenquist has been saying though that we won’t win the Senate, this in order to counter Hatch crowing about how he’d be a committee chair. He’s needs to lose that lousy tactic, that’s loser talk. Hatch is a lot tougher than the hapless Bennett.

Also the open 2nd district seat which featured a huge number of hopefuls saw Author and Air Force vet Chris Stewart win the nomination outright over a former State House Speaker.

There was some talk of hanky panky that sounds bogus to me.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsoutofcontext/53961776-64/stewart-hanks-clark-wallack.html.csp


38 posted on 04/22/2012 7:13:56 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: GeronL

Just heard that Barry and Reggie Love broke up, sooooo sad. :(

;)

Also meant to ping you to #38


39 posted on 04/22/2012 7:17:35 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: onyx

Love was endorsed by Josh Romney, Mitt Romney didn’t endorse anyone.

She has lots of Tea Party support too. Nothing to fret about, Love and Wimmer were both excellent candidates.


40 posted on 04/22/2012 7:21:23 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Found her name: Ludmya Bourdeau Love. I don’t know if “Bourdeau” is her middle name or maiden name.


41 posted on 04/22/2012 10:32:06 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Impy; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; JohnnyZ; Clintonfatigued

I endorsed her in the primary, if only because she seemed capable enough as a Mayor and would instantly become a national figure (nothing against Wimmer). Apparently the convention-goers agreed, as that was a pretty spectacular win. Also, it didn’t help that Attorney-General Shurtleff made some comments in his speech supporting Wimmer not to vote for a “novelty” (Love). That alone outraged the crowd.

Anyway, Matheson will have his hands full in the general, and if she pulls it off, Allen West will have his first solid reinforcement. Building a solid and respectable Black GOP caucus will go a long way in beginning to break through the psychological barrier that remains with Black voters. I’m not expecting us to get to a majority anytime soon, but if seeing more and more Blacks holding office as Republicans causes minds and hearts to be changed, getting to 25% or 30% of their vote will have enormous ramifications.


42 posted on 04/22/2012 10:47:02 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; JohnnyZ; AuntB; GOPsterinMA; randita; Utah Girl

This is excellent news and I think that Mia Love has great potential. As much as I dislike Romney, he will help her candidacy. In fact, if she wins and Republicans make gains in the House (not impossible), she could become a real leader.


43 posted on 04/22/2012 10:56:50 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I had the 45 when I was a kid.Now I have a different 45.


44 posted on 04/22/2012 11:33:44 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

Heh.


45 posted on 04/22/2012 11:59:50 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Impy

bump


46 posted on 04/22/2012 12:09:19 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Just 25% of the black vote would give the GOP a permanent lock on the presidency, House and Senate, plus most governorships and state legislators.


47 posted on 04/22/2012 1:04:55 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Thanks for the ping. Mia Love will be great in Congress. I have friends and family in Saratoga Springs and they rave about her. I think Matheson is in for the fight of his political life.


48 posted on 04/22/2012 8:46:11 PM PDT by Utah Girl (John 15:12, Matthew 5:44)
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To: Utah Girl

What do you think about Orrin Hatch’s primary with Dan Liljenquist?


49 posted on 04/22/2012 9:06:42 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Woo hoo. It is time for Hatch to step down. I like Dan Liljenquist. He has a business background with a lot of experience on pension reform. He is also 38 years old, he was 2 years old when Hatch won his first election in 1976.

Hatch blew it when he said that we all should vote for him because he was next in line for the head of the Senate Financial Committee. Well, Mike Crapo, senator from Idaho is next in line if Hatch loses. Crapo is very conservative and would be a great leader of the finance committee.

I think Hatch has been a great mover of getting judges in, but I think on many issues, he has reached across the aisle too many times. It is time for him to retire and/or get voted out in the primary. That said, I will vote for Hatch in the general election if he survives the primary. I am working and voting for Liljenquist.


50 posted on 04/22/2012 9:22:09 PM PDT by Utah Girl (John 15:12, Matthew 5:44)
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