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Published: Wednesday, May 2 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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one old man
Ogden, UT

So Shirtliff was right? She is a novelty?


Layton, UT

I wish you were in my district. I would SO vote for you.

Mom of Six
Northern Utah, UT

Right on....I hope you win...and win BIG!!!!

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: one old man Ogden, UT
"She is a novelty?"

You may want to dismiss her but you can bet your very last dollar that Jim Matheson isn't looking at Mia Love as a novelty. She is a formidable opponent that will give him a real run for his money.

She is a woman, an African American, and she is a conservative Republican. As a bonus she has Obama sitting in the White House to remind Utah voters why we want her to represent us. It just doesn't get any better than that!!

Murray, utah

You go girl! Totally Awesome!

Kearns, UT

Matheson is toast. Should have stayed in the second district so that Stewart could beat him.

Kearns, UT

Mia Love offers Utah some real Hope and Change!! Let's go get Matheson!

Hayden, ID

How will the black caucus treat her?

Heber City, UT

Dear Mountanman, most likely not with open arms.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Jim Matheson is a Utah Mormon, and a Democrat.

Which makes him even more of a minority than a colored, Utah Mormon, woman who is Republican.

Go Jim!

Wasatch Front, UT

Rifleman @ 1:26 PM---

When "One Old Man" from Ogden said that Congresswoman Love... errrrr.. Mayor Love is a "novelty", I don't believe he was "dismissing her" AT ALL!!!! Quite to the contrary, I took it to mean he was ironically turning the A.G.'s tacky quotation into a **POSITIVE** characteristic (in her favor).

In other words, Shurtleff said it in a negative, demeaning way; but Ogden-Man turned the use of the "novelty" label into a beneficial, refreshing, uplifting and positive word, for HER benefit!!

Touche' Ogden Man!!!

Otherwise.... I concur totally with the remainder of Rifleman's statement!

I'm SO impressed with this woman. What a breath of fresh aire in the political arena!!

murray, UT

We need common sense, moderation and a willingness to work together to solve our problems. As long as Mia associates with the tea party I will have a hard time supporting her. The tea party and their social agenda are too extream. Mia needs to tell us where she stands on policy before I can make up my mind. So far I haven't heard anything other than she's conservative. What is her substance? I don't care if she will be the first black, republican, woman from Utah I want someone to do the job! If it is Mia great if not I will vote for Matheson.

Salt Lake City, UT

She is the most exciting candidate to come along in decades.

I wish I were in her district.

Taylorsville, UT

Her only problem is she is a socialist republican proponent of welfare, that believes in oppression, repression of rights, and poverty in low paying jobs.

Republicans are bad for this economy, they do not believe in prosperity or the pursuit of happiness of the American working people, meaning the citizens of america. This is why she and Romney will finish the destruction of what the president and begun. They have no plans or means to offset a recession, they just plan to ride it out in hopes it will repair itself with the help of socialist governmnet intervention called welfare.

Ron Paul has been the only candidate with a plan of reconstruction and rebirth of the prosperity of the American dream of the working american. Every one condemns the president, but no one else has a plan of restoration.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
"Jim Matheson is a Utah Mormon, and a Democrat."

Mia Love's greatest asset going into this election campaign is the man currently sitting in the White House. Conservative Utahns are going to send Obama a message and unfortunately for Mr. Matheson he is going to be collateral damage.

Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

Mia Love has a handle on the Constitution. This is what make her platform so "novel".

Somewhere in Time, UT

Dear My2Cents: Ron Paul is not running for Congress in Utah--Mia Love is.

As far as Jim Matheson being a Mormon and a Democrat....he is a marginal Mormon and a mediocre Democrat who tries to play at being a conservative to keep his seat. I Hope Mia is elected and I wish I could vote for her. She'll be great in Washington and a great asset to our state.

Ontario, OR

@LDS Liberal: We don't use the term "colored" anymore. @Cats: "Marginal Mormon" is both judgmental and hard to define (reference to Huntsman intentional). These days, character and personality can be packaged on one hand and destroyed by media attacks on the other. Would that we could assess candidates' positions and make the best educated choices without ad hominem attacks.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
"Jim Matheson is a Utah Mormon, and a Democrat."

There are a lot of Utah Mormons who are Democrats. Nothing unusual about that. I even know a Jack Mormon in Farmington who fits that description. Maybe Matheson will get lucky and get Obama to come to Utah and campaign for him. He is going to need all the help he can get.

Provo, Utah, UT

Go Mia! She's the kind of no-nonsense leader that Washington desperately needs. You all can talk about race/gender/ideology all you want but she stands for more than that. She desperately wants to help this country and will make every effort to do so. She's different, but in a service-oriented way!

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