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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 6 2012 11:00 p.m. MST

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Ogden, UT

Better luck gerrymandering Matheson out of his congressional seat next time, Utah Legislature. You got real close this year, I'm sure you can creatively add just a bit more rural area to dilute the Democratic-leaning tendency of Utah's most populous county. About a third of this state is Democratic, and the Republican legislature wants to make sure that NONE of the 6 congressional seats can be held by a Democrat. It's wrong, it's unethical, it intentionally keeps national representation from 1/3 of the state's citizens. And they'll keep trying until they get it "right".

Utah Observer
West Jordan, Utah

Congratulations to Matheson. He continues to amaze Utahns, especially Republicans by winning in heavy GOP districts. Perhaps, he really does appeal to a majority of voters, who honestly believe he puts Utah first.

Cache, UT

Boooo! He hasn't done anything good in his prior 6 terms, why does he deserve another? We need to get rid of career politicians.

Benton City, WA

Well, Mia can always join forces with Sarah in the whinefest that is sure to follow...Republicans,with the exception of Brother Romney,do not seem to lose or play well with others who do not share their extreme beliefs...I would suggest that they see the country as it is and not as their fantasies suggest...If they fail in this they are doomed to political irrelevance and exile which would make a whole lot of sensible people very happy...


Congrats, Jim Matheson. You've earned it and you deserved it.

Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake County seems to be going the way of the nation. How unfortunate.

Auckland NZ, 00

Mr Romboy wrote about "a seesaw battle all night long" between Matheson and Love. In fact the number of votes was the same at the close of polling stations as it was when counting was completed. The accidental order in which votes were counted, recorded and announced had nothing to do with the outcome. It is a cheap carnival trick to represent the way you chose to report on the count as if it was a dynamic, developing battle. Journalism shouldn't be the story here; it should take a position behind the story, not in the middle of it. There's no need for further hyping the circus atmosphere of elections by creating spectacle out of thin air.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

Utah must love career politicians. One more arrow in pelosi's quiver

Danbury, CT

Wow. I am so disappointed. Mia is so full of talent and promise. I hope she doesn't give up until she gets in national government.

Sandy, UT

Utah likes to fancy itself as a conservative state, but keeps sending people to the legislature who champion illegal immigration and therefore more dependency and targeting us as a magnet state, and keeps sending Matheson to Washington even though it doesn't take a genius to figure out he's usually a Pelosi/Obama supporter. They also say they don't believe in career politicians, but keep sending the same people back for decades. Amazing.

Ogden, UT

Congratultions to Representative Matheson. It is a great victory for the United States, and for the people of Utah.

Centerfield Sanpete, UT

Looks like the polls were wrong! The only thing that would make me happier is if Hatch would have lost!

salt lake city, UT

This is the biggest stunner of the evening. If a Republican could not win a gerry mandered district with Mitt Romney at the head of the ticket when can they? Utahns really like Jim.

Provo, UT

Congratulations to Jim! Keep up the good work.


Utah is lucky to have ONE member of the same party as the President and Senate.

Matheson won because many Salt Lake County Utah Republicans voted for a conservative Democrat and did not want Utah to be thought of nationally as one-party state.

Clearfield, UT

Matheson is my choice to insure that Mike Lee will be a one term Senator. Mia Love is a nice lady and I Wish her the best. To bad she was so partisan. Matheson will represent Utah well. Mia Love would have put partisan politics first.

Salt Lake City, UT


one old man
Ogden, UT

I agree, Ute Alumni, after all they re-elected Hatch and Bishop and even Chafetz who, if Utah's voters are foolish enough, will be there forever.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT


"Boooo! He hasn't done anything good in his prior 6 terms, why does he deserve another? We need to get rid of career politicians."

Does that in include Representative Bishop (6th term), Jason Chaffetz (3rd term), Orrin Hatch (7th term) or do you only mean Democratic career politicians?

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Much of the Tea Party began it's journey back to Boston Harbor, where it will, eventually, settle at the bottom, never to be seen or heard from again.

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