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Published: Sunday, July 8 2012 4:00 p.m. MDT

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Independent Thinker
West Jordan, UT

I've met Mia Love and have also observed her for a couple of years as Mayor of Saratoga Springs. I don't trust her, partly because she is behaving very differently in this campaign than she did before becoming a Congressional candidate.

It is my observation that Mrs. Love is too politically naive to be effective in Washington D.C. Although her rhetoric may sound good on the surface, I think she'd do more harm than good. We don't need one more embarassment from Utah.

I'm not entirely pleased with Rep. Matheson, but he is far preferable to Mrs. Love as my Congressional representative. I'm delighted the districts have shifted back where he will once again be my Congressman.

Provo, UT

Matheson's voting record is one of bait and switch, check it out. He says a lot of conservative things when in Utah. Votes with Republicans just enough to claim he is a conservative but he still supports key Democratic over spending in congress. Have you heard him say anything about Obama's continued use of executive orders to circumvent the law or Congress. Can you find in any of his blurbs sent to Utah any specifics on how he stands on the bloated Health Care law, Obama's veto on the pipe line from Canada or union favored stimulus, etc. And as to the Republican Ideas on solving the budget crisis the Ryan Plan is the only realistic one that has been proposed. Read it and see if you can come up with a better one to begin to get the huge national debt off our backs.

Salt Lake City, UT

I would love to actually meet Mia Love and hope I get the chance before the election. I'm a republican and Mitt Romney supporter, however, I voted for Jim Matheson in all his previous runs. I've meet Jim at least 4 times and I think he does a great job. He has voted against Obamacare and several of the other big democrat proposals. The cuts Mia wants to make scare me. She comes across as too unrealistic and I'm afraid she would just increase gridlock in congress. I may be wrong but that's how I see it right now. I'm leaning towards supporting Matheson again although I may change my mind.

Still Blue after all these years
Kaysville, UT

Matheson, like most members of the House, vote with their party. Once in a while, he'll vote the other way, but its always a delayed decision, waiting for Pelosi to determine if she has enough votes without his. If she does not, then Matheson will vote with the Dem's. He is not conservative or even moderate, but since the left are so radical as to almost seem anti-American, he is considered a moderate. Since I've met him, I will say he's a real nice guy. Mia Love brings something for Utah. She will get media interviewing her, she'll be the opposite of almost all other blacks in Congress and she'll not be shy. I hope the 4th district supports Mia.

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

Jim seems to be a very good man. I'm sure he would be a good neighbor but when the sun comes up and when it goes down he is still a democrat and that just spells doom for this nation.

Kaysville, UT

@ DN Subscriber

You claim the democrats have dmaged the country. I would also state the Tea Party has damaged the country. Nothing! Nothing gets done! The Dems stae it is thier way or the highway hidden under the guise of compromise. The Reps. listen to Tea Partiers who claim they know and understand the Constitution but misunderstand it more than a 5 yrs. old. We need the Henry Clays, Bob Bennetts and others who will compromise for the good of the country. Mia Love is not that person. She will be another Senator Lee. That is what Utahs does not need.

Murray, UT

Seems that the Utah republican party is taking lessons from professional wrestling on how to fix a game.
Gerrymandering regardless of the party is dishonest, and an abuse of power.
Not good can come from an abuse of power.
Democrats in this state deserve to be represented.

The Skeptical Chymist

Due to redistricting, I am no longer in Matheson's district. If I were I would hold my nose and vote for him, as useless a Democrat as he is. He is still better than any Republican opponent.

Kearns, UT

I too have noticed this. Matheson waits for the last minute to see if the Democrats have enough votes before decided how he will vote. Most notoriously was the health care bill. He makes it look as if he is thoughtfully deciding. He must thing we are really stupid to not see this and keep voting for him. He does not have Utah's best interest at heart. He has the Democratic party's interest at heart.
Go Mia! You can win this.

Holladay, UT

To those who are trying to paint Matheson as a liberal, you are as wrong as you are "right"!

Matheson has voted more often with Republicans than Democrats. He is no friend of just left of conservative Democrats, and certainly not to more liberal and progressive Democrats.

We will vote for Matheson because he is, currently, the only Democrat in the Utah legislation. For him to lose his seat to yet another TEAOP-er would completely skew Utah.

Matheson voted against ACA and was the first Democrat to vote against Holder. He is not in Pelosi, Reid or the President's pocket any more than Bishop and Chaffetz.

Get your facts straight!

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