Mar
17
2013
5

Mia Love making rematch sounds in Utah’s Fourth Congressional District.

Depending on who you ask, Mia Love is either: about to decide whether she wants to either: enter into a rematch with Jim Matheson for UT-04; or has already decided to run again.  I suspect that it’s the latter.  Hiring “former state GOP Chairman Dave Hansen, who was widely heralded last year for successfully managing the re-election campaign of Sen. Orrin Hatch” is pretty diagnostic.  For that matter, so is this:

…that is, in fact, the speech of somebody planning to run again. (more…)

Oct
02
2012
3

#rsrh Mia Love (R CAND, UT-04) now ahead in Deseret News/KSL poll.

Pretty significant turnaround:

Love, a Republican, now leads the six-term Democratic congressman 49 percent to 43 percent. Dan Jones & Associates found that among registered voters, 36 percent definitely favor Love, while 13 percent lean her way. The poll showed 31 percent definitely voting for Matheson and 12 percent leaning toward him. Eight percent are undecided.

[snip]

A Deseret News/KSL poll that Jones conducted in June had Matheson leading Love 53 percent to 38 percent.

Still, as they say: the only poll that counts is the one on Election Day.  Mia Love for UT-04.

Sep
26
2012
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Mia Love (R CAND, UT-04) targeted with vicious racist hate mail.

Come, let me reveal a deep, dark secret of the Mia Love campaign: she’s black.

Did you care?  Can’t say that I care much, either: what I care about is whether she has the resources and ability to defeat Jim Matheson in this year’s UT-04 Congressional race.  The possibility is tantalizingly there: and apparently it’s worrying Utahn Democrats.  Which is fine… except when Utahn Democrats may have allowed Mia’s skin color to taint their own judgement and self respect: (more…)

Jul
19
2012
2

RS Interview: Mia Love (R CAND, UT-04).

The new Fourth Congressional District in Utah is going to be an interesting battleground: the very, very lonely Democratic incumbent Jim Matheson transferred over to it with what could cruelly, yet fairly, be described as ‘extreme haste.’ Or ‘pure panic.’  Meanwhile, the GOP side had a pretty spirited primary season that eventually resulted in Saratoga Springs mayor Mia Love getting the nod.  You may remember that we spoke with Mia earlier in the year; so RedState got back in touch with her to see how the campaign is going.

Mia’s site is here: and as the DCCC is remarkably desperate to keep this seat, I’m going to point out Mia’s contribution site directly.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

Apr
24
2012
1

Mia Love’s (R CAND, UT-04) Saturday convention speech.

Below is the speech that Mia Love made Saturday, prior to winning the Republican nomination for UT-04 with 70% of the delegate vote.  It’s pretty affirmative stuff: it highlights Mia’s life experience as the daughter of immigrants, affirms her American and Utahn values… and rips into Jim Matheson for his refusal to stand up for either, when in the clutch.  Well worth watching.

 

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Apr
21
2012
2

#rsrh Mia Love (R CAND, UT-04) wins 70.1% at convention.

The Utah nominating conventions have gotten… exciting of late, no?  As Instapundit noted, Orrin Hatch gets to have a primary now, and Mia Love will avoid one.

Link to my interviews with Mia here and here*: to recap the situation, she’s the mayor of Saratoga Springs and will be facing embattled Democrat Jim Matheson in the general election.  Matheson jumped over to UT-04 because Utah’s gaining of a Congressional District essentially redistricted his existing seat into a no-go area for Democratic politicians.  Whether or not he will survive November… well, I guess that it’s up to Mia Love, now.

Moe Lane

*Note the (somewhat rare for me this cycle) personal (not RedState) endorsement; she was definitely a strong campaigner in the primary, and I like her chances in the general.

Mar
06
2012
4

RS Interview: Carl Wimmer (R CAND, UT-04 PRI)

The new Fourth Congressional district in Utah is a matter of some interest to Utahic… Utahian… Utahns… umm, Republicans from Utah; and there are a number of folks competing in the primary. We talked to one of them yesterday: Carl Wimmer. Carl’s a former police officer, [former] [Oops! Fixed.] state legislator, and founder of the Patrick Henry caucus: we discussed the race generally, and his thoughts about its significance.

Carl’s site is here.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

Feb
12
2012
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RS at CPAC: Mia Love (R CAND, UT-04 PRI).

We’ve spoken before: Mia is the mayor of Saratoga Springs in the new UT-04 district, and if she wins the primary she hopes to beat Jim Matheson in the general.  We spoke for a few minutes at CPAC:

Mia’s site is here.  I don’t often say this, but if I lived in this district I’d be voting for her.  Which is no reflection on the other candidates, of course.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

Jan
16
2012
1

RS Interview: Mia Love (R CAND, UT-04 PRI).

You may remember her from last week: Mia is the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, and is now running for the new district created for Utah as a result of the last census.  We had the opportunity to talk about the details of the district, plus her thoughts about the best way to represent it:

Mia’s  site is here.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

Jan
09
2012
1

Introduction to Mia Love (R-CAND, UT-04 PRIMARY)

Mia Love is the current Republican mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah: she kicked off her bid today to be the Republican candidate for Utah’s new Fourth Congressional district.  Mia’s running on basic small-government principles, focusing on government being often the problem, and not the solution, to our problems.  She’s got a fairly crowded primary to deal with, and will be facing a transplanted Jim Matheson (who got redistricted out of his seat) if she wins the primary, but it’s Utah and Mia’s a pretty straightforward conservative Republican across the board.  Public defender of the Tea Party, too, and her campaign is definitely interested in grassroots outreach.

Her kickoff video is after the fold: (more…)

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