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Utah’s Love looking to be first black Republican woman in House
The Washington Times ^ | 23 Apr 2012 | Valerie Richardson

Posted on 04/23/2012 7:44:18 PM PDT by mandaladon

Sooner or later, a black Republican woman was bound to run for Congress. It’s just that nobody expected her to hail from Utah.

Mia Love won the GOP nomination for the 4th Congressional District race Saturday at the Utah Republican Convention, scoring a major upset after wowing the crowd with a roof-raising speech at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy.

The daughter of Haitian immigrants, Mrs. Love took 70.4 percent of the delegate vote, well in excess of the 60 percent required to avoid a primary runoff under Utah’s unique rules. She defeated former state legislator Carl Wimmer, who had been viewed as the heavy favorite. He mustered only 29.6 percent of the vote.

If Mrs. Love, 37, defeats her Democratic opponent, Rep. Jim Matheson, she will become the first black Republican woman to serve in the House.

“She really gave a great speech. She gave an enthusiastic and well-delivered speech,” said Tim Chambless, associate professor of political science at the University of Utah. “And I think there’s a desire to send a message to the rest of the country that Utah is not all white males.” The mayor of Saratoga Springs, Mrs. Love also may have benefited from a convention backlash spurred by state Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, a Wimmer supporter. Before the final vote, Mr. Shurtleff urged delegates to back a candidate with “a proven record who can beat Jim Matheson this fall. Not a novelty.”

Some delegates booed his remark, and Mr. Shurtleff later issued a tearful apology, saying he inadvertently made a “terrible choice of words.” He said he had meant to imply that Mrs. Love was new to the process.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: blackconservative; blackrepublicans; elections; gop; mialove; ut; ut2012; utah; women
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Will the Congressional Black Caucus welcome her if she wins?
1 posted on 04/23/2012 7:44:22 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

No, they will not.


2 posted on 04/23/2012 7:49:25 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: mandaladon
Donate.

www.love4utah.com/
3 posted on 04/23/2012 7:49:35 PM PDT by 4buttons
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To: mandaladon

No, they will not.


4 posted on 04/23/2012 7:49:40 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: mandaladon

alright !!!

who cares about qualifications ... judge her by her race


5 posted on 04/23/2012 7:50:07 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

What problem do you have with her qualifications?


6 posted on 04/23/2012 7:51:53 PM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesHill not text while dri)
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To: sten

I would say someone who isn’t IN politics is vastly more qualified to shake things up than someone who has or is looking to make a career out of it.


7 posted on 04/23/2012 7:54:25 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Utah Girl; colorcountry; bmurdock; Andyman; Excuse_My_Bellicosity; Grundforsen; fieldmarshaldj; ...

I hope that Mrs. Love wins. She would instantly become a major celebrity.


8 posted on 04/23/2012 7:56:16 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: sten
"New to a big political stage, the Saratoga Springs mayor bested two well-known former state lawmakers for the Republican nomination in the 4th Congressional District. She drew a boisterous ovation from delegates at the state GOP convention and said six-term Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson should be scared because he's never seen a candidate like her. "It was quite striking," University of Utah political science professor Matthew Burbank said of Love's convention win. "It was certainly a surprise to me." The National Republican Congressional Committee has targeted Matheson almost since he took office, and has him in its sights again." -@Deseret News
9 posted on 04/23/2012 8:00:04 PM PDT by 4buttons
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To: mandaladon

Maybe she and West can start their own CBC as in Conservative Black Caucus. I believe there are a few others that would join in.


10 posted on 04/23/2012 8:00:20 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

A black woman republican would be a target, not a celebrity.
Look how Condi Rice was treated by the left


11 posted on 04/23/2012 8:04:25 PM PDT by kidd
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To: mandaladon

I think they will reject her on the ground that she’s Haitian American, not African American like they are (or Theresa Kerry).


12 posted on 04/23/2012 8:05:56 PM PDT by paudio (no tagline for now...)
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To: Hildy

anyone that draws attention to their race is by definition... racist

if her qualifications were strong, she would not bring up the concept of race


13 posted on 04/23/2012 8:06:01 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: 4buttons

Holy Toledo! Up pops another Sarah!


14 posted on 04/23/2012 8:07:54 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: kidd

uh oh.....sounds like somebody not only got off the porch but done runned away from the whole plantation.

She must and will be destroyed


15 posted on 04/23/2012 8:15:47 PM PDT by digger48
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To: mandaladon
It’s just that nobody expected her to hail from Utah.

Excuse me!! Angela is a Mississippi, Black Republican lady who ran
for congress in Mississippi's 1st congressional district in 2010.


16 posted on 04/23/2012 8:16:39 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: mandaladon

Matheson was pretty popular in his previous district. He won term after term because he was 85% conservative on most issues, and he had good name recognition. But he’s in an mostly all-new district this time, and Mia Love has the Republican momentum behind her. Send Love a little love ($$$).


17 posted on 04/23/2012 8:19:34 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: mandaladon

A choice speaking time at the GOP national
convention and she’ll be a lock.


18 posted on 04/23/2012 8:23:07 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: sten

When did Mrs. Love draw attention to her race?


19 posted on 04/23/2012 8:23:39 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: RobbyS

Crawl back in your pants and and pull the zipper down behind you.


20 posted on 04/23/2012 8:27:57 PM PDT by 4buttons
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To: sten

I take it you listened to Mayor Love’s speeches and found her to be an unqualified candidate who asked people to vote for her because of her race? No? Then how the hell can you make such an insulting statement about a principled conservative Republican? Mayor Love is not the one calling attention to her race—check out the by-line on the article that was posted. Sure, she said that she would work to dismantle the Congressional Black Caucus, but what do you want her to do, refuse to answer questions so as to avoid thoughtless people from calling her a “racist”?

And since you prefer to assume that a 100% conservative, self-made woman *must be* a racist since she didn’t wear a burkha (sp?) to hide jer blackness, it seems to me that it is you, not Mayor Love, who is judging people because of their race.


21 posted on 04/23/2012 8:28:44 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: mandaladon

Would be a chick fight in the black caucus..
Hair pulling blouse ripping and all.. could be good..


22 posted on 04/23/2012 8:32:01 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Islander7

You’re correct, lots of black Republican women have run for Congress; in fact, quite s few have actually won the GOP nomination before (McGlowan couldn’t get that far), including one (Teresa Doggett) who came relatively close to winning. The author, who apparently isn’t very smart, must have meant that if (God willing, when) Mia Love is elected she’ll be the first black Republican woman in congressional history.


23 posted on 04/23/2012 8:34:21 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: 4buttons

i did


24 posted on 04/23/2012 8:49:52 PM PDT by spookie
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To: sten

What are you talking about? She is not talking about race.


25 posted on 04/23/2012 9:09:35 PM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesHill not text while dri)
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To: mandaladon

I listened to her speech on Saturday.

Just one more Romney Republican.

No thanks.


26 posted on 04/23/2012 9:16:17 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('A man with God is always in the majority.' -- John Knox)
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To: Clintonfatigued

And she deserves to be one. She is a phenomenal speaker and was a great mayor in Saratoga Springs.


27 posted on 04/23/2012 9:16:22 PM PDT by Utah Girl (John 15:12, Matthew 5:44)
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To: mandaladon

Best of luck to her!


28 posted on 04/23/2012 9:22:17 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Hildy

“What are you talking about? She is not talking about race.”

Hildy, you gotta watch old sten. The internet service in his double wide isn’t first rate. They there’s his wife ( I mean his first cousin), so cut him some slack you can see he has “personal problems.”

Utah Republicans have shown the rest of the country the way, and this will be no exception. They will have a trifecta if they just put old Orrin out to pasture alongside Bob Bennett and elect this woman to Matheson’s seat.


29 posted on 04/23/2012 9:27:55 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: AuH2ORepublican
there was a black woman running for Congress in the Memphis area last year...Charlotte Bergman, IIRC.....

we just need to get more of them elected....

30 posted on 04/23/2012 9:36:50 PM PDT by cherry
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To: AuH2ORepublican
there was a black woman running for Congress in the Memphis area last year...Charlotte Bergman, IIRC.....

we just need to get more of them elected....and I do wish Dr. Deb Honeycutt would have won down in Georgia a few years ago...she was also dynamic....

31 posted on 04/23/2012 9:37:28 PM PDT by cherry
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To: sten
if her qualifications were strong, she would not bring up the concept of race

Tell me where she did that.

32 posted on 04/23/2012 9:49:48 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: mandaladon

“Will the Congressional Black Caucus welcome her if she wins?”

With Allen West, and others, we can take over this caucus from the rats! Won’t happen tomorrow, or next year, but it can be done.

On all fronts, defeat the socialist entity known as the Democrat Party. To restore America we need to wrest the reins of government from the Socialist Party (Democrats.)That task begins today. I won’t live long enough to see it’s completion. We need to start today!


33 posted on 04/23/2012 10:01:06 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: 4buttons

I am sure you know what you are talking about .I am talking about a politician who really knows how to make a stump speech. Sarah is the best one I have every heard.


34 posted on 04/23/2012 10:09:50 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: cherry

Yes, running against Cohen in TN-09. Unfortunately, it’s an overwhelmingly Dem CD and she lost big.


35 posted on 04/23/2012 10:31:38 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: Windflier

title: Utah’s Love looking to be first black Republican woman in House

sorry... racist AND sexist

similar to 0failure ‘running’ for pres... i don’t want a black president... but i don’t mind a president that happens to be black. there is a difference


36 posted on 04/23/2012 10:44:52 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Choose Ye This Day; All

Which race, she looks to be about 3/4ths white. In Brazil she might be considered white, especially if from Bahia.


37 posted on 04/23/2012 11:04:40 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: mandaladon

I’m sure they’ll find a way to wriggle out of that.


38 posted on 04/24/2012 12:22:00 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: gleeaikin
Which race, she looks to be about 3/4ths white. In Brazil she might be considered white, especially if from Bahia.

Who said squat about Brazil?

http://www.love4utah.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWnPI3Yo2b0

39 posted on 04/24/2012 12:54:39 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: sten

Again: When did Mrs. Love bring up her race? You still have not provided one instance of her doing so.

You’re not suggesting she wrote the article’s headline, are you?


40 posted on 04/24/2012 7:05:12 AM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: Utah Girl

I don’t want great speakers.....

I want hord-core DOER’s!!!

Give me someone who says—Lead or GET OUT OF MY WAY !!!


41 posted on 04/24/2012 8:57:44 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: RobbyS

Truly, my apologies for my misdirected, vulgar, and harsh comment.


42 posted on 04/24/2012 9:28:14 AM PDT by 4buttons
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To: sten
title: Utah’s Love looking to be first black Republican woman in House

sorry... racist AND sexist

Sure it is, but she's not the one promoting her sex and race. The media is. You accused her of being guilty of that, which was a false charge.

43 posted on 04/24/2012 9:47:38 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ridesthemiles
Mia Love is a doer, no worries there. Here is her website on the issues Mia Love
44 posted on 04/24/2012 11:04:31 AM PDT by Utah Girl (John 15:12, Matthew 5:44)
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To: paudio

West joined the CBC to piss them off, Tim Scott didn’t bother with it. They are irrelevant but if she wants to join she’s in. On the other hand this white dem from a Black district tried to join and they humiliated him.


45 posted on 04/24/2012 12:50:57 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: mandaladon

From Utah, With Love.


46 posted on 04/24/2012 12:52:02 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: cynwoody; All

Sorry, I’m confused. I went back to the comment I posted about and the photo is not Ms. Love, rather it is Angela McGowin or something like that. Angela is quite a bit lighter than Ms. Love, not that it should make a difference, which in Brazil it sometimes does or does not.


47 posted on 04/24/2012 4:13:06 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: sten
title: Utah’s Love looking to be first black Republican woman in House

The Washington Times wrote that headline, not Ms. Love. Nowhere in the article is she quoted as saying that nor anything like that. Take up your gripe with the Washington Times, not Ms. Love. Those aren't her words.

48 posted on 04/24/2012 4:23:27 PM PDT by MissesBush (The Fourth Estate has Become a Fifth Column)
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To: sten
title: Utah’s Love looking to be first black Republican woman in House

The Washington Times wrote that headline, not Ms. Love. Nowhere in the article is she quoted as saying that nor anything like that. Take up your gripe with the Washington Times, not Ms. Love. Those aren't her words.

49 posted on 04/24/2012 4:23:38 PM PDT by MissesBush (The Fourth Estate has Become a Fifth Column)
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To: mandaladon

The Mormonophobes will be after her for being a Mormon and a Republican.

Such a person is societal outcast under the rocks of Free Republic


50 posted on 04/24/2012 4:27:03 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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