Loving Mia in Utah
Mayor Mia Love is black and Mormon... and she's the Republican nominee for congress in Utah, challenging incumbent Democrat Jim Matheson.
She is running as a conservative Republican for the newly created Fourth District, which includes part of Salt Lake County. A campaign video describes her in these terms, among others: “mother, mayor, leader, gun owner.”
Love is favored in the race, as Congressman Matheson has switched districts after redistricting in a state that prefers the GOP.
"Jim Matheson and his party, because let’s be clear, he does vote with his party quite a bit, so there are some fundamental differences there," Love said. "Here in Utah, we believe in conservative values. We believe in individual liberty. We believe in lower taxes. We believe in smaller government. Those are fundamentally different than Jim Matheson and the party of Jim Matheson."