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Published: Monday, March 17 2014 8:40 p.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

I'll bet Mayor Love can't wait to defund both Obamacare amd Medicare.

Gilbert, AZ

I like Mia Love. She is living the American dream.
I also like the fact that she won't let the democratic establishment put her in a box.


I am so excited that she decided to run again. I voted for her last time and will again this time. She is a great example of how to never give up and to fight for what you believe in.

Tooele, UT

Re: "Owens, who calls himself 'a Democrat without labels . . . .'"

Seems like representing oneself as a "Democrat without labels" amounts to affixing a label.

Doug's father was a died-in-the-wool liberal, who embraced every liberal cause from surrender in Vietnam, to radical environmentalism, to RFK's presidential aspirations, to promoting Ted Kennedy, post-Chappaquiddick, to a Mideast policy that favored abandonment of Israel to appease barbaric Palestinians.

Doug suggesting he's a "Democrat without labels" seems like a pretty transparent attempt to distance himself from his Dad's failed policies and positions, without repudiating any of their radical liberal roots.

I suspect real Utahns, however, are not as dumb as he hopes we are.

Washington, UT

Owens is a Democrat--that is a label, and his "ideas" are standard old Democratic failures. The guy supports Obamacare--what does that tell you? And he's jumping on the gender bias boat? Please, Mia Love represents Utah values, not this lefty retread.

Somewhere in Time, UT

Owens is trying the same ploy Matheson did. That is to try to pretend that he is really a conservative and he's just sort of a pretend Democrat but party labels really don't matter.

I see no reason to send another Owens to Washington to do everything he can to undermine the rest of the delegation the way his Dad did.

it's fit to print

"Play by the Rules," you would be well to speak up with facts, not innuendo. Doug Owens is a man of intelligence, compassion, vision and integrity. That, my friend, is a fact.

Kearns, UT

Marxist, I can't wait until she does.

Bored to the point of THIS!
Ogden, UT

There's a lot of Love for... well... Love.

Not sure why? I'm sure she's a nice person, but from what I've seen, not a very viable candidate for a job of this magnitude. I'm sure she'll win via the Republican party label, and I'm sure she'll be praised in the end for doing a great job. So, whether she actually does or doesn't is irrelevant I guess.

re: lovelydeseret: don't you mean "Republican establishment"? She's was their minority female candidate last time and failed to win in a Presidential election cycle with Mitt Romney on the ticket. It's the Rep. Estab. that's questioning the second try (putting her in a box) ... not the Dem's. The Dem's know they'll have an uphill battle regardless of who the Rep. is. This is Utah!

CHS 85
Sandy, UT


What exactly are "Utah values?"

Lehi, UT

One of the big problems with being a Democrat is always having to defend a person's actions. Jim Matheson has continually had to stand in the middle. It is like getting a C on your report card, poorest of the best and best of the poorest which makes it tough to take a stand. However, even after saying that, look at the record of how many years a Democrat has held the position with a majority rule of Republicans. Mia may be the best candidate but don't forget the lesson of Karl Snow taught by Bill Orton.

Kearns, UT

Matheson had the advantage of being the son of a governor who was mostly loved by the people. Owens is the son of a congressman mostly not loved by the people. Had the republican establishment supported Dave Monson in 1987 instead of casting him aside, Wayne Owens would have never been re-elected to congress.

Springville, UT

If Love, a Tea Party candidate, wants to fix the dysfunction in Washington, how is she going to do it? It is the Tea Party element that has exacerbated the dysfunction. It seems to me that she will contribute to the mess, not fix it.

one old man
Ogden, UT

We've been waiting a long time for Love to outline a solution to the stalemates in Congress. We're still waiting. And we'll be waiting on election day.

And, Heaven forbid, we'll still be waiting long after she has been elected -- if she is.

Eagle Mountain, UT

I am glad Mia is running again. She will represent Utah well. A sad fact about liberals and democrats is being proven again by their response to Mia's candidacy: they can't stand it when a woman is conservative, and they can't stand it when a black person is conservative. "How dare they think for themselves instead of put themselves in the unthinking box we prepared for them?" they think (although possibly not consciously). Since Mia is an intelligent and successful black woman who is conservative, they absolutely cannot stand her at all, and so it come as no surprise that they will do all they can to smear her and hurt her campaign (even if they must resort to lies and half-truths as Matheson's campaign and his supporters did last election). Go Mia! I will be voting for you and supporting you in your campaign!

Fairview, UT

Nothing of worth will happen in Washington until the gavel is yanked out of the miserly fist of that reprobate Harry Reid. A vote for any Republican is a vote for a return to sanity.

Mister J
Salt Lake City, UT

to marxist & Flashback

Oh, goody? Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, & Rand Paul have found another brave soul for their Quixotic adventure.

Ogden, UT

We already have two senators and three representatives who speak for the far right extremes of Utah politcs. We need someone to speak for the interests of everyone else -- the mainstream moderates (and, yes, also for those who are left of center -- they deserve to be represented too). Matheson was the only representative who spoke for people who were not on the far right fringes. if Mia Love wins, those of us who are not far right fringe-dwellers will have nobody to represent our interests. It is in the best interests of Utah to have ALL her residents represented. Mia Love is not someone who would do that. We need a GOOD represesntative, not Mia Love.

Hank Pym

to Cats

Labels are okay as long they are ones you get to put on and/or believe in?

Insert sarcastic observation about Utah & (political) diversity here?

Roosevelt, UT

Is it already 2016?

Mia will be unbeatable, she has access to the deep pockets of her party and that is the fact it is not she has a brilliant business plan, nor that she is a woman it is now down to money and who can be bought.

Just ask Orrin Hatch who amassed a 12 million dollar election fund to win his $225,000 annual job and when you ask where the money came from he is quick to answer concerned citizens. However less than 1 million came from Utah, but the other concerened citizens happened to be large healthcare insurance agencies and military supply companies. They are concerned citizens but mostly concerned for themselves or that the country continues to spend huge amounts of oney on insurance and weapons.

Mia when your first election is bought and paid for it is hard to gain any integrity back

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