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  • Former Trump adviser reveals who 'nobody is talking about' that you should 'keep an eye on' for VP

    06/25/2016 12:01:03 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 153 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/25/2016 | Oliver Darcy
    A former adviser to Donald Trump floated Utah Rep. Mia Love on Friday as a possible pick for vice president on the real-estate mogul's ticket. "If you were to name some people that nobody is talking about, to keep an eye on with the vice president [pick] … who would you say we should keep our eye on?" asked Brian Kilmeade, a Fox News Radio host. The former adviser, Michael Caputo, prefaced his answer by saying he was "never in those discussions" because they were "above my pay grade." That said, he provided a couple names. "The two people I...
  • Rising GOP star Love skipping party convention

    06/25/2016 2:57:30 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | June 25, 2016 | Tom LoBianco
    Utah Rep. Mia Love joined the ranks of Republican leaders and lawmakers who will be skipping their party's convention next month, saying that she would instead visit Israel with a congressional delegation.
  • Poll: Dem candidate leads Mia Love by 6 points

    06/10/2016 6:51:18 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 10, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Freshman Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) is trailing Democratic candidate and attorney Doug Owens by 6 points in a rematch for her targeted House seat, a new poll finds. Owens received support from 51 percent of likely voters compared to 45 percent for Love, according to the Salt Lake Tribune/Hinckley Institute poll conducted by SurveyUSA found. Four percent said they were undecided or supporting a third-party candidate. Love’s campaign questioned the poll’s unexpected results. "I don't believe the numbers to be honest with you," strategist Dave Hansen told The Salt Lake Tribune. "The numbers just do not make sense." Owens embraced...
  • Cruz campaign announces Mia Love's endorsement

    03/22/2016 1:11:51 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 103 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 3/22/2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    Ted Cruz's presidential campaign earned the support of Republican congresswoman Mia Love on Tuesday, as her constituents cast their votes in the Utah's presidential nominating contest. Cruz campaign spokesman Ron Nehring announced the news on Twitter.
  • Mia Love endorses Marco Rubio for president

    11/19/2015 4:41:43 PM PST · by Angels27 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-19-15 | Jonathan Easley
    Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio for president on Thursday, as the Florida lawmaker and GOP candidate continues to pick up steam in the endorsement primary. Speaking on Fox News Channel, Love said she was inspired by a recent Rubio visit to her home state and cited his strength on national defense in the wake of the terror attacks in France as a reason she will support him over others. “I saw him inspire people, but this [terror attack] just solidified things for me,” Love said. “He’s been talking about these threats from the very beginning … he’s...
  • Rep. Mia Love endorses Rubio

    11/19/2015 4:00:23 PM PST · by MichelleWSC3 · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/19/15 | Nick Gass
    Utah Rep. Mia Love announced her endorsement of Marco Rubio on Thursday, in the latest coup for the Florida senator among his congressional colleagues, highlighting her belief in his national security credentials. Love, widely regarded as one of the Republican Party's rising stars, met with Rubio in her home state last month for a roundtable with business leaders and a campaign rally. The Utah Republican rose to prominence with her speech at the 2012 GOP convention, winning her seat in last year's midterm elections. The daughter of Haitian immigrants fleeing from the country's secret police, Love said she found much...
  • Rep. Mia Love endorses Marco Rubio for president

    11/19/2015 4:48:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/19/2015 | By Dennis Romboy
    The Utah Republican endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, on Thursday, saying he is strong on defense and foreign policy. "We have to do everything we can to make sure we strengthen our national defense, and do everything we can to make sure that this country and the people that are living in this country are safe, and Marco is the right person to do that," Love said in a statement. Love, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, said she realized at a roundtable discussion with Rubio when he campaigned in Utah last month that their stories are similar. "And for the...
  • Utah Poll Shows People View Planned Parenthood Negatively After It Sells Aborted Babies

    08/26/2015 12:36:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | Sarah Zagorski Aug 26, 2015 |
    A poll conducted by Jones and Associates found that 56% of Utahns view Planned Parenthood in a negative light, while only 37% view them favorably. The Salt Lake City Tribune reports the poll took place from August 7-9th and surveyed 500 adults in the state. Additionally, the survey found that most do not support using fetal “tissue” for research. The managing editor for UtahPolicy.com, Bryan Schott, says the new figures show that most Utahns would agree with the governor’s decision to cut off federal funding to Planned Parenthood. He said, “If I had to take a guess. I would say...
  • Congresswoman Breaks Down in Tears Talking About Planned Parenthood Cutting Up Live Babies

    08/21/2015 1:34:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | Sarah Zagorski Aug 21, 2015
    On Wednesday night, pro-life Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) told Lou Dobbs on his Fox Business show that Planned Parenthood’s organ harvesting business is “absolutely horrific,” and the videos released by The Center for Medical Progress make her very emotional. In the six minute interview, she started crying and said, “This is not about a right or left issues; this is about right or wrong. We’ve got to do everything we can … to make sure that we don’t allow this to happen.” As LifeNews previously reported, Love is the first pro-life African American Republican female to be elected to Congress,...
  • Congresswoman Breaks Down Over Planned Parenthood Video [Mia Love says her job is to protect life]

    08/20/2015 6:27:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/20/15 | Brian Lilley
    Utah Congresswoman Mia Love had to fight back tears as she discussed the Planned Parenthood videos with Lou Dobbs on Fox Business. "Our job is to protect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — first and foremost, life," Love said. "To see what’s actually happening to babies while they are still alive…it’s horrific. This is not about a right or left issue, this is about right or wrong." Love said she has always been pro-life and called on the American people to speak up against the barbarism being exposed. "We’ve got to do everything we can to make sure...
  • Mia Love on The Iran Deal: We're Talking About Kicking a Bomb Down The Road

    07/16/2015 8:13:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Newly minted Congresswoman Mia Love is speaking out against the White House deal with Iran, saying it's deeply concerning and inappropriate. "This is not a joke. This is not a game and it's not even partisan. This isn't even about kicking the can down the road. We're talking about kicking a bomb down the road in the next 15 years and that's incredibly concerning to me," Love said during an interview with Fox News yesterday. "We're going to lift sanctions. We have about $100 billion in escrow ready to hand over to Iran. We would all but pretty much build a...
  • First black female GOP representative Mia Love returning Holt donations

    06/22/2015 1:39:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2015 | Tom LoBianco and Sara Murray
    Washington (CNN)—The first black Republican woman elected to Congress is returning $1,000 in donations from Earl Holt, the alleged white supremacist whose writings have reportedly inspired Charleston shooter Dylann Roof. A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Mia Love said Monday that she would be returning the three donations Holt made to her campaign immediately, after being contacted by CNN. Love made history last November when Utah residents selected her as the first black Republican woman to serve in Congress. Holt, who is president Council of Conservative Citizens, donated thousands of dollars to Republican candidates Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Rick Santorum...
  • Republican Mia Love Joins Congressional Black Caucus, Group She Wants To Reform

    01/07/2015 1:43:02 PM PST · by Wilderness Conservative · 101 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/6/15 | Chuck Ross
    Utah Rep. Mia Love, who recently became the first black female Republican ever elected to Congress, joined the Congressional Black Caucus, according to a Tuesday announcement — potentially bad news for the group. Love, the former mayor of Saratoga Springs, has stated that she would likely join the CBC but would attempt drastic change from within the group, which tends to lean to the left.
  • Mia Love explains why she voted for John Boehner as House speaker

    01/07/2015 12:56:34 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 192 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 7, 2015 | Ashe Schow
    Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, shocked some conservatives Tuesday when the first vote she cast as a new congresswoman was to keep Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as House speaker. Twitter erupted, with several people claiming to be in her district saying they had lost faith in their previous hero, and that she had shown her true self. Remember, this was not a vote on legislation, it was a vote for the speaker of the House. Love, in an email to the Washington Examiner, provided some insight into why she chose to keep Boehner as GOP leader. “There were no qualified or...
  • When Mia Love is Asked If She’d Stick By Ted Cruz on Obamacare She Doesn’t Pull Any Punches

    01/05/2015 7:08:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | January 5, 2015 | Nick Morpus
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Newly elected Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) has recently reaffirmed her support for repealing Obamacare on ABC’s This Week with host Martha Raddatz. When asked by Raddatz if she would stand by senators like Ted Cruz in their fight to do whatever possible to defund and dismantle Obamacare, Love responded: “Look, I was elected by my district to make sure we get the decision-making back in their hands and I’ve said I was going to do everything I can to repeal and replace it with broad health-care reforms, free-market health-care reforms. And that’s exactly what I’m going to do.”Though it may...
  • Meet the ridiculous new pro-abortion argument

    01/03/2015 12:33:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Live Action News ^ | January 3, 2015 | Rebecca Downs
    You may remember “can’t say it? don’t legislate it.” For those who need a refresher, abortion advocates made a fuss by falsely claiming that Michigan state Rep. Lisa Brown was censured simply for using the word “vagina.” In reality she was censured for violating House decorum and comparing support for pro-life legislation to rape. It is the abortion industry that is obsessed with a woman’s reproductive organs. While a baby does come out of her mother, this is not the only aspect of pregnancy, childbirth, and abortion. Another human being’s life is always at stake, and that life deserves just...
  • GOP lawmakers back Scalise in supremacist flap

    01/04/2015 10:51:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2015 12:42 PM EST | Erica Werner
    Republican lawmakers closed ranks Sunday behind the No. 3 House GOP leader, Steve Scalise, as the party aimed to move past the controversy over his speech 12 years ago to a white supremacist group. Scalise has said the speech was a mistake he now regrets, and party leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner, have backed him. Several incoming rank-and-file lawmakers added their support Sunday, including Utah’s Mia Love, the first black female Republican elected to the House. …
  • Tammy Bruce trolls House Speaker, nominates own #BetterSpeakerThanBoehner

    01/04/2015 2:26:08 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 26 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 2, 2015
    Though Rep. Trey Gowdy has emerged on social media as a grassroots favorite to take over the post of House Speaker from John Boehner, author and radio host Tammy Bruce has her own choice for the position. First, though, Bruce has compiled some visual aids under the #BetterSpeakerThanBoehner hashtag to make it clear that Boehner hasn’t set the bar very high.
  • For Love or Money

    11/20/2014 12:40:44 PM PST · by The people have spoken · 1 replies
    Salt Lake City Weekly ^ | Nov. 19, 2014 | Colby Frazier
    From her days persuading developers to exterminate lake flies around her home near the banks of Utah Lake to her time as a Saratoga Springs city councilwoman and her now current place in history as the first black Republican congresswoman, a reporter from The Salt Lake Tribune has never strayed too far from Mia Love. And that vault of reporting and data, much of which appeared on the Tribune's pages over the years, but some of which no doubt did not, is all available for $6.99 in the form of the e-book Mia Love: The Rise, Stumble and Resurgence of...
  • The Silence of the ‘Colored People’: NAACP says nothing about 3 conservative blacks in congress

    11/20/2014 7:43:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/20/2014 | Deroy Murdock
    Voters on Election Day chose Tim Scott as South Carolina’s U.S. senator. They also sent Utah’s Mia Love and Texas’s Will Hurd to the U.S. House of Representatives. Thus, the 114th Congress will include three black Republicans. This is a new high-water mark for black Americans. Too bad the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People couldn’t care less. (America’s oldest civil-rights organization still plasters that retrograde expression all over its logo and website.) NAACP has yet to congratulate, acknowledge, or even attack Scott, Love, and Hurd — now America’s three most powerful elected black Republicans. What you hear...
  • Women’s Gains Questioned Academically

    11/10/2014 8:42:29 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 9, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In the wake of the 2014 election, a record number of women have been elected to Congress but academics question their historical significance. “These victories undoubtedly represent important milestones for women’s representation,” Jennifer Lawless, head of American University’s Institute on Women and Politics, told Time magazine’s Jay Newton Small. “But upon closer inspection, the 2014 midterm elections hardly amounted to a ‘Year of the Woman.’” “These are really incremental gains,” Kelly Ditmar, a scholar at Rutgers University’s Center for American Women and Politics, said to Small. “While we’re excited to welcome new women to Congress, the numbers aren’t increasing in...
  • Sorry, What? The Huffington Post says Mia Love Enjoys WHITE PRIVILEGE

    11/09/2014 5:43:54 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 70 replies
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  • The Midterms Were Only Bad for Women If You Have a Very Narrow View of Women

    11/07/2014 9:11:36 PM PST · by South40 · 20 replies
    Slate ^ | 11/7/2014 | Jessica Grose
    A headline on the Cut announces that the midterm election results were “Bad News for Women.” Under it, Ann Friedman argues that even though there were several “prominent victories” for Republican women this week—including combat veteran and hog castrator Joni Ernst in Iowa, black Mormon Mia Love in Utah, and youngest woman to ever be elected to Congress Elise Stefanik in New York—because they do not support abortion rights and are pro-gun, that means their wins are not a boon for women. I’m not sure I agree. If you are against everything Joni Ernst or Mia Love stand for, then...
  • NAACP Ignores Mia Love, Tim Scott in Post-Election Report

    11/08/2014 5:37:31 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies
    There is no mention of Tim Scott or Mia Love’s historic wins this election cycle in the statement. As you can see, it’s mostly about the Voting Rights Act.
  • Mia Love's inspirational life story (Mia slaps down CNN about being vote in bc of "race")

    11/08/2014 5:21:20 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 19 replies
    Love is progress, whether so-called progressives want to embrace it or not. Her election is a reflection, yea an extension of the Rev.. Martin Luther King Jr's dream. The daughter of Haitian immigrants, born in Brooklyn, living in Utah, a state that is less than 1% black, judged by the content of her character. And because of that, she is coming to Washington. If that is not what the dream is all about then we truly have lost our way. As Democrats spend the remainder of the week infighting after losing the Senate, licking wounds from gubernatorial defeats in blue/purple...
  • Blacks Must Embrace Freedom, Learn, and Progress

    11/08/2014 4:19:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2014 | Star Parker
    I am a conservative. I believe in the truth of traditional values, of limited government, and free markets. And I believe in personal freedom and that it is not possible without all the above. Our country has been going in the opposite direction and things, predictably, have not been going well. The American people spoke last Tuesday, and I am happy with what they had to say. But I am also happy that we have, once again, proof that America is still a free country. That when the American people are not happy, they can vote for change. This is...
  • Jimmy Fallon thinks Mia Love can be black or Republican, not both

    11/07/2014 11:08:36 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 37 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    jimmy fallon @jimmyfallon Utah made history by electing Mia Love to Congress. She is a black female Republican Mormon. Even Unicorns said "Not buying it." #FallonMono
  • Love/Scott/Hurd: Should they campaign with Cassidy in the Louisiana Runoff?

    11/07/2014 6:36:57 PM PST · by topher · 15 replies
    2014 Election Results - November 4th and December 6th Runoff | 7-Nov-2014 | vanity
    Clearly, the GOP is strongly supporting Bill Cassidy for the December 6th Runoff. One thing that would be a good thing for the future would be to put Mia Love, Tim Scott, or Will Hurd on the Campaign Trail with Bill Cassidy. Most of the dependable Democratic supporting the Democratic party are black. Why not put Mia Love, Tim Scott and Will Hurd in the news to show how the GOP has added three to its numbers. In my opinion, this would be: win-win for the GOP, Bill Cassidy, but also for Mia Love, Tim Scott, and Will Hurd.
  • Mia Love Faces Criticism From Liberals Who Call Her A “Traitor To Her Race”

    11/07/2014 1:54:12 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 49 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 11/06/2014 | HEATHER LASKIN
    Mia Love made history on Tuesday, becoming the first black female Republican to be elected to Congress. However, although she is proud of her accomplishment, Love has tried to take the focus off her race and gender, saying on CNN Wednesday, “This has nothing to do with race. Understand that Utahans have made a statement that they’re not interested in dividing Americans based on race or gender, that they want to make sure that they are electing people who are honest and who have integrity. That’s really what made history here. It’s that race and gender had nothing to do...
  • Spokesman Slams NAACP for ‘Unacceptable’ Conduct He Says Proves ‘How Out of Date They Are’

    11/06/2014 5:42:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Three Percent Nation ^ | November 6, 2014 | Emmanuel
    A spokesman for the Republican National Committee turned to Twitter Thursday evening to slam the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for seemingly failing to congratulate Tim Scott and Mia Love on their historic midterm election wins Tuesday. “Can we take a moment to understand how the @NAACP didn’t congratulate the first black person ever elected to both the House and Senate?” RNC deputy press secretary Raffi Williams tweeted, adding that the group is “failing the black community by only supporting Dems.” can we take a moment to understand how the @NAACP didnt congratulate the first black person...
  • GOP official goes off on NAACP for ignoring Mia Love and Tim Scott

    11/06/2014 6:07:30 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Nov. 6, 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Thursday addressed the Nov. 4 midterm elections in a statement that failed to make any mention of the historic wins of Congresswoman-elect Mia Love, R-Utah, and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. Love is not only the first Haitian-American elected to Congress, but she is also the first African-American woman running as a Republican to be elected to Congress. Meanwhile, Sen. Scott’s victory on Tuesday makes him the first African-American senator to win an election in the South since the Reconstruction. Shortly after the NAACP released its Nov. 4 statement, which was...
  • Davis, Fluke And Dunham: Liberal Feminism’s Rage Spiral

    11/06/2014 4:15:39 PM PST · by Coleus · 30 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 11-6-14 | Matt K. Lewis
    Radical liberal feminism — the kind that likes abortion on demand and taxpayer-funded birth control — has been rejected at the polls. Or, at least, it’s been a really rough week, or so. And I’m not just talking about the fact that Sen.-elect Cory Gardner effectively pushed back on the “war on women” narrative by defeating Colorado’s ”Mark Uterus.”The story also played out in Texas, where — writing about the race — Mollie Hemingway observed: “Wendy Davis was the face of ‘War On Women’ Politics. How’d that go?” And it played out in California, where Sandra Fluke lost a bid for...
  • Mia Love ahead in Utah in tight race

    11/04/2014 9:59:17 PM PST · by StopDemocratsDotCom · 41 replies
    She is barely up by less than 1,000 votes, very tight race but after Owens being up all night, she is finally up 954 votes with just a handful of precinct
  • The most under-appreciated victory from this election?

    11/05/2014 4:37:02 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-5-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Maybe it's just me, though I do suspect other Freepers may feel the same way, but it seems like this is the most under-appreciated GOP victory of this election.I loved her 2012 RNC speech, I love her story because it's quintessentially American.Stories like hers - parents fleeing their home country (in this case, Haiti) for a better life - are what will restore American glory, because that type of leadership leads to an appreciation of what freedom and liberty actually means. It's no coincidence that such a path in life tends to lead people to the right politically.
  • Mia Love, the Obama of the Republican Party?

    11/05/2014 12:40:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/5/2014 | Michael Thurston
    Even her name is media friendly. Mia Love instantly became the darling of the Republican Party on Wednesday, after being elected as its first black female member of Congress -- and a Mormon to boot. And she has also rapidly drawn comparisons with Barack Obama, not least since she wowed her party's 2012 national convention with a tale of rags-to-political riches, much like the young Senator Obama did in 2004. "Many of the naysayers out there said that Utah would never elect, a black Republican LDS woman to Congress," she said at her victory rally, referring to the Church of...
  • Doug Owens leads early; will Mia Love lose shot at history? [Love wins, Owens concedes]

    11/04/2014 10:01:08 PM PST · by tflabo · 60 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Nov 4, 2014 | By ROBERT GEHRKE
    Mia Love, bidding to become the first black Republican woman to win a congressional seat in 160 years of the Grand Old Party, was trailing Democrat Doug Owens in early unofficial returns Tuesday evening in Utah’s 4th District race.
  • Mia Love, Daughter of Haitian Immigrants, Will Be GOP's First Black Woman in Congress

    11/05/2014 7:38:02 AM PST · by Ripliancum · 34 replies
    people magazine ^ | 07:45 AM EST | SANDRA SOBIERAJ WESTFALL
    A Mormon mother of three secured her place in American history as the first black female Republican elected to Congress. "Tonight you have made history!" Utah's Mia Love told supporters after winning the state's 4th House district. "Many of the naysayers out there said that Utah would never elect a black Republican LDS (Latter Day Saint) woman to Congress. Not only did we do it, we were the first to do it!" Love, 38, who also will be the first Haitian-American to serve in the Capital, was surrounded by her husband, Jason, and their kids: Alessa, 14; Abigail, 11; and...
  • Mia Love in Utah makes history, becomes first African American female republican elected to US Congr

    11/04/2014 10:34:06 PM PST · by StopDemocratsDotCom · 136 replies
    Mia Love in Utah makes history, becomes first African American republican elected to US Congress
  • Mia Love Tries to Be the First Black Republican Woman in Congress

    11/03/2014 8:32:19 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 48 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Winston Ross
    White, white, white. In nearly every room Love enters as she stumps her way across Utah’s 4th District on a quest to become the first black female Republican in Congress, she is not just the only black person there. She’s the only person of any color, unless you count farmer tans. This 39-year-old, Brooklyn-born daughter of Haitian immigrants and former mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, seems completely at home in a crowd of mostly old white dudes. What’s more, she gets a warmer reception here than when she made a speech at the University of Chicago Law School in 2013....
  • The War on Coal: It’s Because I’m Black, Isn’t it?

    08/24/2014 8:44:25 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-24-2014 | MOTUS
    I see that both the Farmer’s Almanac and Joe Bastardi (the other Joey B) are predicting another El Nino winter, which means a stormier and colder than normal winter, especially along the east coast. That could prove to be a bit of a problem since power companies apparently took Barry at his word that “if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can — it’s just that it will bankrupt them.”  So they didn’t. And they’re closing the coal plants they do have: “In order to comply with the new Obama era EPA regs, American Electric Power, which supplies...
  • Republican star Mia Love gets second chance to make political history

    05/24/2014 6:54:09 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 24 May 2014 | Jennifer Dobner
    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...
  • She’s back: Mia Love clinches the Republican nomination in Utah’s 4th

    04/29/2014 8:32:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/29/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Former Republican mayor of Saratoga Springs Mia Love didn’t waste much time after losing to incumbent Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson by fewer than 800 votes in 2012 to announce that she planned to try, try again to represent Utah’s 4th Congressional district, and then in December, Matheson announced that he was retiring from the seat. I missed this over the weekend, but Love did indeed secure the Republican nomination on Saturday — and since she’ll now be facing a non-incumbent in a district Romney took by a 37-point margin in 2012, the GOP is feeling pretty jazzed about her...
  • Mia Love Clinches GOP Nomination for Congress

    04/27/2014 3:08:43 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 223 replies
    Roll call ^ | April 26, 2014
    Former Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love earned ample support from Utah Republicans on Saturday to win her party’s nod for the House — and most likely become the GOP’s first black congresswoman.
  • Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee bash health law, Obama at GOP conference

    04/26/2014 10:33:04 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    washington Times ^ | Saturday, April 26, 2014 | Michelle L. Price
    <p>SANDY, Utah (AP) — Tea party favorites and Republican U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee condemned the federal health care law and the Obama administration to a crowd about 1,000 Utah Republican faithful Friday night.</p> <p>Cruz, speaking in front of a giant American flag, called President Barack Obama “the most lawless President” in the nation’s history, criticizing decisions from his administration to delay parts of the health law and deciding not to go after states legalizing marijuana.</p>
  • Right Wing News Endorses Mia Love For Congress In Utah’s 4th Congressional District

    01/08/2014 6:49:34 AM PST · by House Atreides · 10 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | January 8, 2014 | John Hawkins
    "...Now that Matheson (Democrat incumbent) is gone, the winner of the primary in Utah’s 4th district is almost guaranteed to take the seat. If Love is that Republican, the GOP will have added another Tea Party allied conservative with star power to their ranks. So with that in Mind, Right Wing News endorses Mia Love for Congress in Utah’s 4th Congressional District. PS: Mia Love is our first endorsement of 2014, but she won’t be the last...."
  • Matheson's exit gives GOP's Mia Love an opening for Utah congressional seat

    12/18/2013 7:28:48 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 18, 2013 | Joseph Weber
    “Mia Love has a straight shot to Congress now,” said Tyler Harber, a Republican strategist with the international strategy firm Harden Global. “She’s smart, worldly and interested in focusing on solving problems. ...
  • Matheson will not seek reelection in 2014

    Rep. Jim Matheson has announced that he will not seek reelection in the 4th Congressional District in 2014.
  • Breaking: House Democrat Jim Matheson retires, clearing the way for Mia Love

    12/17/2013 12:35:28 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 17, 2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Big news for two reasons. One: Republican Frank Wolf, who represents increasingly blue northern Virginia, announced earlier today that he was retiring after 34 years. That’s a golden opportunity for Democrats to turn the House slightly bluer — or was, before Matheson’s retirement canceled it out. Two: If Love wins the seat, she’d be the first black woman elected to Congress as a Republican. The GOP naturally wants to make that happen to help rebrand itself as a more racially diverse party, which is one reason why she got a speaking slot at the convention last year. Grassroots righties I...
  • BREAKING: Utah Democrat Jim Matheson Won't Seek Re-Election in 2014

    12/17/2013 12:12:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Five-term Congressman Jim Matheson has announced that he'll relinquish his Congressional seat following the 2014 midterm elections, likely paving the way for a GOP pick-up. The Utah Democrat made his decision public via his Facebook page: When I launched my first campaign in 1999, I knew that the arc of my public service would have many chapters. It has been a tremendous privilege to serve the people of Utah during my time in the United States House of Representatives, but my time in the House should not be the sum total of my service. Today, I am announcing that I...
  • Meet the two Democrats who voted to defund Obamacare

    09/22/2013 5:04:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/20/2013 | Alexis Levinson
    Two Democratic members of the House voted with Republicans Friday to defund Obamacare and fund the government until the end of the year: Utah Rep. Jim Matheson and North Carolina Rep. Mike McIntyre. Matheson is the sole Democratic member of the Utah delegation, a state that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney won with almost 73 percent of the vote. Matheson, on the other hand, eked out a win in 2012, beating former Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love in 2012 by fewer than 3,000 votes. Love has said she will challenge Matheson again in 2014. McIntyre’s race was even tighter: he...