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