Laura Seitz, Deseret News
As a 40-year registered Democrat, a Mormon and the son of a Democratic U.S. representative, I have been keenly interested in the congressional race between Rep. Jim Matheson and Mia Love. I have no illusion that both candidates are qualified and desire the best for the citizens of Utah.
I am certain that both are honorable people and have firm family values. It is my opinion that either candidate would be able to serve admirably.
The issue in this election is not Matheson vs. Love. Both of them would do their best for Utah. The issue revolves around their party leadership. The election of Matheson, by definition, is a vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House. A vote for Love by definition, is a vote for John Boehner.
Matheson, a fiscal conservative by his own admission, doesn't control the agenda of the House of Representatives. Pelosi, with a Democratic majority, would. Since a vote for Matheson brings the House one vote closer to Pelosi, probably the most liberal and progressive House Speaker in history, I cannot lend my support to Matheson and would encourage like-minded Democrats to vote for Love.
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