Comments about ‘Jim Matheson, Mia Love battle down to the wire in bitter 4th Congressional District race’

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Published: Thursday, Oct. 25 2012 5:06 p.m. MDT

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Why would I?
Farmington, UT

I am pleased, much more than I can say, after seeing the endless TV spots on each of these two candidates, to make the following announcement: "I am GLAD that I do not live in the 4th District!"

Utah Observer
West Jordan, Utah

Hopefully the Deseret News will do a story about the five Saratoga Springs police officers who are seeking back pay they say Mia Love and the City Council promised them earlier, then denied. This will show either Mia Love stands up for law enforcement as she claims or backs down as Matheson indicates.

PAC
Phoenix, AZ

Go Mia!

Economist
Salt Lake City, UT

With all of this concern about outside money from special interest groups and PACs, it's interesting that the writer left out how much money has been spent in the state from those entities wanting to influence our vote.

coltakashi
Richland, WA

Matheson has had over a decade of serving in Congress. Why not give someone else a chance? Mia Love has the potential to go on to further political office and with enough experience, could become a viable candidate for vice president or even president.

Allen#2
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

Economist: Another source reports that outside Super PACs have spent close to $ 5,400,000 trashing these 2 candidates while Matheson has spent less than half as much as Mia Love has from his own account.

coltakashi: Why do people think Mia Love should be given a chance since Jim Matheson has been in office 12 years but don't suggest Scott Howell be given a chance when Orrin Hatch has been in office 36 years? Is it also time to give Donna McAleer a chance in the 1st Congressional District?

Fern RL
LAYTON, UT

Maybe it is time to give Democrats more of a chance at local politics and Republicans more of a chance at the national level.

We all know how overwhelmingly Republican Utah has been in the past. The converse has been true in Congress with Republicans being usually overshadowed by Democrats in the last 50 years.

Elaine Douglass
Grand, UT

I can't think of a single reason to vote out our excellent, existing Congressman Jim Matheson and vote in Love as a 1st term Rep. When you are new in Congress, they tell you, in effect, 'Don't speak unless you are spoken to. All we want is your vote and we'll tell you how to vote.' You have NO power or influence! By contrast, Matheson is in his 6th term & is established. With Love, the 4th District in effect wouldn't have a representative. My vote goes to our good existing Congressman Jim Matheson.

TD0330
Kearns, UT

I'm so excited that my vote is actually going to count this year. Thanks to the gerrymandering of the congressional districts I finally get to vote for Jim Matheson. Utah and the US Congress do not need another partisan politician. Matheson votes with the democrats 53% of the time and republicans 47% of the time. You can't get much more bipartisan than that. Plus Mia Love's policies are far too extreme right, even for Utah.

john_h
Orem, UT

I wish that I lived in the 4th district. I would certainly vote for Mia Love.

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