Skip to comments.Utah’s Love looking to be first black Republican woman in House
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. Its 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 Utahs 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 theres 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.
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No, they will not.
No, they will not.
who cares about qualifications ... judge her by her race
What problem do you have with her qualifications?
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.
I hope that Mrs. Love wins. She would instantly become a major celebrity.
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.
A black woman republican would be a target, not a celebrity.
Look how Condi Rice was treated by the left
I think they will reject her on the ground that she’s Haitian American, not African American like they are (or Theresa Kerry).
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
Holy Toledo! Up pops another Sarah!
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
Excuse me!! Angela is a Mississippi, Black Republican lady who ran
for congress in Mississippi's 1st congressional district in 2010.
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 ($$$).
A choice speaking time at the GOP national
convention and she’ll be a lock.
When did Mrs. Love draw attention to her race?
Crawl back in your pants and and pull the zipper down behind you.