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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 20 2012 4:50 p.m. MST

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Brigham City, UT

CHS 85: Driving you nuts that it hasn't happened yet, isn't it?

my 2 cents worth
West Jordan, UT

Mia Love didn't/doesn't have enough experience to represent Utah at the federal level. A one-term small town controversial mayor? Yeah, I wanted her to represent me. Being black and female should not be the strongest criteria for election.

The republicans need to quit sucking sour grapes and let it go. Matheson won. Let Mia try again after she has more experience under her belt.

Somewhere in Time, UT

Matheson fooled the voters once again with his parliamentary games and his nasty ads. But it wwas close.

CF Mom
Sandy, UT

All R vs D aside maybe just maybe it is a good thing that Utah has representation on both sides of the poltical divide, in both Congressional caucusus. There have been so many comments about the right and wrong of the election since Nov. 6 maybe we should take a step back and think about the benefit to Utah of having someone to represent the state in both parties in DC. Matheson may be only a single voice in the Democratic caucus but one voice is better than none. Don't get the wrong idea. I am regularly a Republican delegate and active in the party but I can also take the long view and look at the consequenses for Utah. A straight ticket is a great victory for the party but is it the best thing for the state? Maybe, maybe not


Too many Americans believe that being a small town mayor a few years is not adequate qualification to represent them in Washington DC - whether it is Wasila, Alaska or Saratoga Springs, Utah.

I will vote for Mia Love in 4 years if she runs against Senator Mike Lee or in 6 years if she runs for Senator against Orrin Hatch.

Killeen, TX

Congratulations to Jim Matheson for beating the 1st (would-be) Conservative Black Woman in Congress!
Is it Party Time Jim?

Murray, UT

With Mia is always seemed she would be not a Utah representative, but a republican representative. I viewed her with her head to the phone; sitting in front of the voting computer; taking her orders from the republican leadership.
I would expect that as a democrat; Matheson will usually vote with his party; but he has shown that he will also vote against his party; if it is not what is best in his view for Utah, or the United States.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT


So Representative Matheson should have just conceded the election simply because his opponent was a "Conservative Black Woman?"

Orem, UT

Congratulations to the Republican voters in the fourth district. You have voted for Nancy Pelosi and her agenda. You have voted for Barack Obama and his redistribution socialistic agenda. You have voted for a pro-choice candidate. You have voted for big government and the diminishing of the free enterprise system. You have essentially voted for every thing you claim you are against in government and you sit there and smile that you have a representative that represents you but in reality represents the Democrat party. You voted for Mitt Romney and got Barack Obama and a representative that will support Obama. You did well, fourth district Republicans, and you got what you deserved.

West Jordan, UT

@Grammy3 - Yes, we do need to have term limits. Then maybe we could finally get rid of Hatch.

@fangflyer - I'm not sure you read through the article as Matheson has officially been declared the winner in the 4th District. Not sure how you came to the conclusion that 'The Love/Matheson race is still "undecided".' because it's over. Matheson won, Mia lost.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT


Let me play devil's advoate for a second. What exactly in four years has your Representative done? He's now starting his third term and I'm scratching my head to remember any actual accomplishments other than to preen on CNN and Fox News talking about how bad President Obama is. What has done to earn the votes of the 3rd District? Oh, I know, he simply has a (R) behind his name, and that is all the accomplishment he needs.

The Skeptical Chymist


Your words show that you watch too much Fox News and listen to too much Hannity, Limbaugh, or Beck. It is not the "Democrat Party". It is the "Democratic Party". Have the respect to refer to the party by its real name. Or should we start referring to that other party as the "Repug" party?

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

It makes me sad because I wanted Mia to win. It would have been great to finally see a woman from Utah back there in Congress..... I also feel that we need to have term limits and hopefully one day that will happen.

12:27 a.m. Nov. 21, 2012


Reva Beck Bosone was Utah's first congresswoman.
In 1932 Reva won the election as a Democrat.

Term limits you say?
You want Term Limits?

Please Tell us you didn't vote for Orrin Hatch!

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