Mia Love raises $475K in 3 months for Jim Matheson rematch in 2014
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — Saratoga Springs Republican Mayor Mia Love collected more than $475,000 in campaign contributions in the past three months to fuel her rematch against Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson.
The fundraising numbers released by Love's campaign Monday are the first reported since the 37-year-old officially announced her 2014 bid for Utah's 4th Congressional District on May 18.
The campaign says 9,120 people and two political action committees donated from April through June this year.
Love narrowly lost to Matheson last November in what was one of the most expensive races in Utah history, with both candidates spending a combined $11.2 million.
Had she won, Love would have become the first black, female Republican elected to Congress.
Matheson, 53, is a seven-term Democrat who represents one of the country's most heavily Republican districts.
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