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Published: Saturday, Nov. 3 2012 10:00 p.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, Utah

A slim edge is all that is required. Go Mia!!

Lifelong Republican
Orem, UT

Matheson has the worst campaign ads ever.

Romney and Love!

Kaysville, UT

One thing the picture in this article validates is that Mia Love knows where the 4th District is, as she actually lives within that boundary. She knows people there and can relate to their situation. Representative Matheson can't answer yes to many of those things.

He lives in another District but purports to say that he will get to know them if he is elected.

I believe that many people have learned more than they wanted to from the type of ads and campaigning he has done this election cycle.

Mia Love has courage to step up and run with the ball. She is doing basic campaigning by visiting and talking with people that live in her district.

Run hard, Mia.

Salt Lake City, UT

If you are like me and are tired of the competing claims about Rep. Jim Matheson's voting record re: ObamaCare, consider the following:

For those that think Rep. Matheson helped fight "ObamaCare" when it passed, think again.

Look at what votes he made the last week prior that helped set up what happened Sunday March 21, 2010. For those that wanted the bill to pass, he voted against it, for those that wanted it to fail, he voted to suspend the rules so it could pass.

Look at votes 129, 130, as well as votes 159, 160, 162 and 163
He did the same thing months before:
Look at votes 881, 882, 884, 885, 886, 887

The legislature didn't redistrict Rep. Matheson out of the 2nd district. He lives in the current 2nd and new 2nd district. The new 2nd district and 4th district are reportedly both as republican as his current district. He chose to run in the 4th district because he resides in Utah and the US constitution doesn't say he has to run in his own district. Unless he moves, he won't be able to vote for himself this fall.

Utah Observer
West Jordan, Utah

What has happened is that Matheson has won the previous six elections, thanks to moderate Republicans who have continued to vote him in office. This election is not about what Matheson or Love has done good or bad It's the Republican Party trying to persuade its own members to support its own candidate. That's why Mia Love has all the endorsements and money from the National Republican Party. Republican leaders don't want to continue to be embarrassed again and again by Matheson winning elections. Matheson has proven himself to be an excellent representative for the state, based on his past support and endorsements from many diverse groups and individuals. Do we want someone riding coat tails of fellow party members who want Love for their own purposes or someone who really puts Utah first rather than party. For me and many others, our choice is Matheson. Hopefully, that opinion will prevail Tuesday.....

Salt Lake City, Utah

Lifelong Republican,

Matheson has the worst campaign ads ever? Like the one with all the republicans leaders going on record voting for him? There is a reason those folks were willing to go on tv and speak against their party.

play by the rules

Trib poll of LV has Mia up by 12. This poll does not look at LV, however Mia is up by 6 when factoring in lieners. We now have several polls with Mia leading. I don't think this will be a long night. I am seeing huge momentum for Mia on the west side in West Jordan, South Jordan, Riverton, and Herriman. This is looking like a 10 point win based upon the electoral fundamentals which is consistent with the margin of error in the SL Trib and Des News polls.

Red Smith
American Fork, UT

A vote for Matheson is a vote of Pelosi, Reid, and Obama. Matheson's ads are too negative.

GO Mia Love. We love you.

South Jordan, UT

Fingers crossed Mia Love!

Paul Scholes
Provo, UT

Mia Love is one of the worst debaters I have ever heard in my life. If she were not in an overwhelmingly Republican state, her chance of victory would be very slim indeed. As one who normally votes Republican, I cannot bring myself to vote for her. Utah deserves better.


Lifelong Republican: I live in the NEW 4th District and think the ads run by the super PACs for Mia Love are the ugliest of the ugly ads run by the super PACs.

However, my favorite ad is where Lifelong Republican Jon Huntsman Sr. endorses Jim Matheson because Jim Matheson is a conservative who represents our state very well.

I attended a "Meet the Candidate" for Mia Love in a neighbor's home and would probably vote for her against anyone except Jim Matheson.


Looks like Utah might have an all republican contingent to the national forum where they can be so proud of the Family oriented state that spends less per pupil on education then any other state. And of course Utah will vote for a favorite son candidate for president that will get rid of the estate tax so that soon instead of the top 20 percent of the population owning 85% of the wealth maybe we can have the top 5% owning 85 percent of the wealth. Those job creators are the folks we have to look out for. Being easily in the top 5% myself I find this goal to avoid taxes immoral. What happened to the concept of "to whom much is given much is expected" ? I will vote Tuesday in my SLC precinct against my own personal best financial interest. As a small business owner I know I cannot raise revenue by cutting my income. Romneys plan is a financial disaster much worse then what we have now. David Stockman former budget director for Reagan learned this in the 80s and wrote a book explaining it. Romney should read it.

Clearfield, UT

I would hate to see this race outcome based mostly on who could outspend the other in ads and how outside supporters have put up negative ads that backfire on the integrity of the candidates. That being the case, it seems that Rep. Matheson has not been served well by the fewer ads supporting him, lack of apparent national support against the onslaught of Mia Love's support from outside the state, and the confusing and off-message or dubious political ads being used to support Rep. Matheson that are likely outside the control of Matheson's campaign. This is not the American or Utah way.

Salt Lake City, UT

We need all the help we can get to fix the country. Mitt needs more Republicans around him!

Vote Mia.

Mia, You are getting a gift. Please don't blow it.

Kearns, UT

Mia may win but not your man Romney! Too bad, ya finally get a Mormon in there and ya still can't pull it off. And just watch what Mia does for you in Washington. They are not saviors either remember that, they are politicians!

Kaysville, UT

Matheson has learned over 12 years how to defend his process and even doing some debating. Matheson grew up in a politicians home and was in a completely different environment than Mia Love. Our country is made for all people, kinds, types and circumstances. We can't have all Representatives that fit a box type of slot. We have to have a variety from all types of backgrounds. That was probably part of Senator Bennett's problem. He was good but was in that environment too much of his life. He didn't do all the things required of an active Senator, like respond to constituents on a regular basis if they wrote him a letter.

Matheson has been in office longer than some expected and if he wins, he will hopefully take a look at what Senator Hatch has done differently in the past 2 1/2 years, being more interactive with constituents. Matheson has done that a little bit but should have listened to his heart over Obamacare instead of getting caught in Pelosi's lack of real leadership.

Mia will do well but Utahns look down on women in politics and that is a shame. She has shown courage to win.

New to Utah

Mia Love would be an excellent choice to represent Utah. She is smart, savvy to the issues and a
tireless worker.It would send a message of hope for talented minorities that Utah wants the best representative period. Jim Matheson and the DCC has hurt him by their over the top attack ads. They are so misleading and outright lies that most decent people know can't be believed. Matheson's idea of running ads that show he puts Utah first is more effective.

O-town, UT

What are we going to do when Mia Love gets rid of the Department of Energy and the Department of Education? A lot of kids who would otherwise be in public schools (who can't afford private school) will have a lot of time on their hands, and a lot of Nuclear Materiel will be left unguarded...Isn't it obvious?

Have these kids guard the Nukes! B-R-I-L-L-I-A-N-T

Only in this great State can someone so grossly unqualified as Mia Love even have a chance.

Thanks redistricting committee (gerrymanders) for making Utah the biggest joke of the United States (move over Mississippi). God save the Beehive State!

Wasatch Front, UT

It is time to send Matheson, now a career politician, packing. He votes with the Dems when it matters, and for his constituency only to score political points. Mia Love will better represent her district and the state.

Show a little Love this fall. Vote for Mia.

Orem, UT

This is not a difficult decision, Matheson = Obama, Pelosi and Reid. There is no way an intelligent person could not see this relationship. Who do you think paid for the $5.5M in campaign ads for Matheson?

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