Utah tea party organizer David Kirkham, who lost his bid to be the party's nominee for governor Saturday, said he's advised Love on economic issues and hopes to help her win the general election.
Love, he said, is a tea partyer.
"Of course she is," Kirkham said. "But what is the tea party? The tea party is, 'quit spending all our money, be responsible.'"
Love said her mantra of limited government, fiscal discipline, personal responsibility appeals to the tea party and moderate Republicans alike.
Matheson described some of Love's positions, such as wanting to shut down the U.S. departments of education and energy, as "out there."
"I think he'll try and paint a picture of who I am," Love said. "He's going to have a hard time putting me in a box."
Contributing: Lisa Riley Roche
- Seeing is believing: Doctor, family say...
- Deputy's suicide prompted Tooele school...
- Challenge to Utah's same-sex marriage ban
- Roof, tower for Provo City Center Temple add...
- Trail of nightmare abuse outlined in charges...
- Utah too dependent on federal dollars, state...
- Should parents pay extra for under-performing...
- Hearing against man accused of murdering...
- Challenge to Utah's same-sex marriage ban 65
- Josh Romney first on scene of crash,... 59
- Should parents pay extra for... 45
- Utah A.G. John Swallow: 'No way to... 25
- Candidates seeking to replace Swallow... 19
- 'Little Bulldog' will take a break; the... 18
- Seeing is believing: Doctor, family say... 18
- About Utah: His business is fun, games... 15