Skip to comments.FINAL RESULTS of US House 4 - Utah (Mia Love loses a close race)
Posted on 11/06/2012 11:14:11 PM PST by ruralvoter
Precincts 100% Reporting
Jim Matheson (DEM) 49.34% 108,075
Mia B. Love (REP)48.06% 105,257
Jim L Vein (LIB)2.6% 5,690
Unbelievable..our country is down the toilet
Did NOT see this coming. Every piece of news makes me more inclined to say “secession”.
Mia, I thought you were great :D
Sad, but she was up against an incumbent in there for over a decade. She should keep trying. Remember Newt Gingrich lost a couple races before he finally won a House seat around 1980.
Another damn libertarian was the difference.
Aww, dangit! I thought she was going to win for sure.
The national democratic party ran ads non stop that were pure lies. It is a pretty shocking outcome in a state like Utah where most of us are Republicans. She would have been a STAR.
Matheson is such a faker. Votes with the Dems 75% of the time then comes home and runs his campaign like he is the most conservative Republican.
Will the media say that the voters of the 4th District are racist?
blacks don’t speak against others “of color” or you will get whacked.
Oh hell... I didn’t know there was a third party idiot in this race! WHO the hell is this third party guy???
I recently heard Mia was double digits over Matheson in the polls. I didn't know there was this third party idiot in the race.
Mia didn't lose to Matheson because he was "an incumbent in there for over a decade"... she lost because of that stupid Libertarian, probably siphoning off votes from her. GRRR
Yes! WHY are there so many of these idiots around, causing good Republicans like Mia Love to lose important races??
Once again, the dope smokers help the Communist candidate win over an excellent conservative. It’s called the “turd in the punch bowl” effect.
Secede to where? How? Do you honestly believe you can fund a Federal form of government from the ground up? What do you do when this Federal government forcibly takes back their territory with Federal troops and they will. Do you kill other Americans? How do do you keep out undesirables? A fence? How do you provide for current retirees and their healthcare? Remember that when you secede, any and all Federal money flowing to your area stops immediately. No. Secession is not the answer. The answer is for every state to declare themselves a wholly constituted Republic and slowly over time sever dealings with the Federal government while at the same time setting up the infrastructure you need. May I suggest a modest 2% per year? In 50 years, without overly aggravating, burdening, and marginalizing your population, you can move toward the militarily and economically secure state you desire.
This totally sucks, I thought she had this in the bag and I was feeling the love for Mia Love. The Matheson name is still gold in Utah.
Matheson=Dennis Moore of Kansas, we may come close sometimes but never beat the sob. Even with a Mormon on the top of the ticket taking what I must assume be over 60% in the district. Stupid ticket splitting idiots. Almost no dem voters split there tickets. Who won in an Obama state? Heller, barley. Meanwhile rats won Senate races in MO, ND (too close to be legitimate), MT, WV, IN, and rats Matheson, Barrow and McIntre were reelected in Republican districts.
There are a few House races still uncalled. I believe we led in only one, Martha McSally was ahead in one of three razor thin AZ races. That would have been a sweet win of Giffords seat. Alas the rat Barber has pulled ahead in late counting SHOCK OF SHOCKS. Looks like they will control the AZ delagtion by 5 to 4 and the final House total will be 234-201. Lots of steals, like AZ and Allen West, what is up in St. Lucie county?
Cali went bad, Tony Strickland, and Bilbray and Lungren and to my surprise Mary Bono-Hack who easily won the primary with over 50% in a GOP leaning seat. I hope her and her fellow loser hubby enjoy retirement. So that’s minus 4 from that state if my math is right.
Few sweet wins to crow about.
On my "hope they enjoy their retirement and stay OUT of politics from now on" list:
1) Mary Bono-Mack
2) Connie Mack IV
3) Robert Dold "with a d"
4) Linda McMahon
5) Linda Lingle
6) John Raese (seriously, West VA GOP dominates Presidential elections but can't find ANYONE else after this guy has lost FOUR times?)
7) Charlie Bass
8) Richard Tisei
9) Angelo "Skip" Saviano
10) Donald Trump
11) Karl Rove
12) Dick Morris
George Allen and Tommy Thompson are good guys but their era of being in power has passed, IMO. And Adam Hasner may be a solid tea-party champion in Florida, but his attempt at breaking out on the national stage has been a huge bust.
I surely do NOT understand this.
Wasn’t it the GOP ESTABLISHMENT that told - no promised - us that if ‘we’ nominated Romney the Senate was all but guaranteed and the House would expand, BECAUSE the only person ALL R’s would support was Romney and THEY would carry the House and Senate - whether Romney won or not, and that was the important thing no matter who the P was.
Frankly, with the pResidential outcome as it was, that the R’s still control the House is a surprise to me.
“And Adam Hasner may be a solid tea-party champion in Florida, but his attempt at breaking out on the national stage has been a huge bust.”
Looking back on it in hindsight, it might have been better for Hasner & West to swap districts. Hasner was running for re-election in West's old district. The district had been radically altered but West as the incumbent would have at least entered the campaign with some name ID among constituents and record in Congress that Hasner lacked. Meanwhile, if Hasner had run in FL-18, he would probably have a stronger conservative base than he had in FL-22, and his rising tea party star persona would do more to motivate conservatives to turn out. As it was, West seems to have lost the district in a squeaker due to massive fraud in Lucie County.
I think Rick Santorum & George Allen might have also made a political comeback if they had swapped states. Santorum's social conservative warrior image would play better in Virginia (where he lives anyway), whereas Allen's laidback folky football guy image would play better in Pennsylvania. He'd just need to ditch the cowboy hat.
As it stands, West & Hasner both lost, as did Allen & Santorum.
The Libertarians would be so much more effective in pushing forward their agenda ( much of it good, by the way) if they were a club like the NRA.
West would have lost huge in the new FL-22—way too liberal a district. And as for Hasner running in FL-18, maybe he would have won, but that’s the same as saying that maybe a generic Republican could have won: Hasner has never represented any portion of the FL-18, and would not have any competitive advantage vis-a-vis other Republicans (unlike in the FL-22, where it helped that he was a hometown boy and Jewish to boot).
What I would have liked was for Allen West to run for the Senate against Bill Nelson.
Skip Saviano lost?
I heard he and his boyfriend Speaker Mike had a lover’s spat.
Good riddance to the traitor, I wish it had happened in a GOP primary, years ago.
West would have had no chance in the new 22nd. Hasner is Jewish and popular with Jews, only such a Republican would have a chance there.
I think he has a future in important office.
Raese on the otherhand has future whittling on his front porch.