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Published: Monday, Aug. 11 2014 12:00 p.m. MDT

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Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Too bad neither is a good option

San Antonia, TX

Just don't become part of the problem!

Be a public servant. We need someone who cares more about America than their ego.


Bluffdale, UT

time to move out of utah.

Columbus, OH

Love's policy and positions are a disaster waiting to happen. Stated another way, she's very likely to win the election. Get ready for another Utahn spouting nonsense on a constant basis, on the model of Sen. Lee and Rep. Chaffetz.

The Reader
Layton, UT

It would be nice if she was ahead because if some substance instead of the 'R' in front of the name.

Lake Sammamish, WA

She's qualified, at least for Utah. She has a degree in Musical Theater.


She will win because of three main reasons:

1. She is republican in Utah.
2. The Heritage Foundation, ALEC, the Sutherland Institute, the Club for Growth, Americans for Prosperity, and the Eagle Forum will flood her campaign with more money than anyone could ever hope to compete against.
3. She has an R after her name.

Billy Bob
Salt Lake City, UT


I am not arguing that those things will help her win, but aren't your 1st and 3rd points a little redundant? Also I seem to remember 2 years ago she lost to someone with a D after his name, and I think she had your 2nd point going for her last time too. She will win, and your 3 (actually 2) points will help her. But in her district those things are not the absolutely only things needed to win. I think in this case she actually is the better of the two candidates to represent Utah. And thus she will, and should, win.

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

If Mia will be spouting nonsense, then the founding fathers did the same. The comments here show just how far some people have slipped away from the founding principles of this nation.
The principles that Mia and others like her espouse are the same principles that made this nation the greatest, most prosperous nation on earth.

She does have radical ides: Ideas like our government ought to obey the constitution that they have sworn up uphold and defend.
How about this radical idea: The government should stop seizing the property of one man and give it to another (ie, let people keep the fruits of their labors).
Maybe we should get really radical and pass a balanced budget amendment that requires a super majority to borrow money and specifies specific reasons that congress can borrow?

The alternative is national bankruptcy and the loss of our freedom.


Yes, its' true Barack Obama does cause people to lose elections.

Most democrats have no one but Barack Obama to blame for losing their elections in 2014.

Jeff Harris
Edmonds, WA

The poll results is a triumph of gerrymandering. Splitting liberal Salt Lake among Utah's four congressional districts will almost always result big wins for local theocrats.

Salt Lake City, UT

The first seven comments are comical. It must be frustrating being upset at Utah and their Republican domination which has led to being one of the only states with a AAA bond rating and the second lowest unemployment rate in the country.

And before you comment - Utah also has a higher per capita income than the National average. I don't vote based on party I vote based on results and it appears that a majority of Utahns do the same.

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

Owen's policy and positions are a disaster waiting to happen. Stated another way, he's very likely to continue the big government ideals of Barack Obama. Get ready for another liberal spouting nonsense on a constant basis, on the model of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Mia Love is a solid conservative, with proven experience as a Mayor, which is a lot better qualification than being the child of a former Congressman.

Mia Love favors hard work, responsibility and limited government. Those are traditional Republican values. These used to be traditional Democrat values as well, before they morphed into the party of big government, tax and spend, nanny-state and "free stuff." We have seen how the "new" Democrat values have destroyed our country, so we should all be eager to get Mia Love to Congress to help fix our problems.

Ironically, in any other situation, our Democrat friends would be claiming that anyone not willing to vote for Mia Love must be a racist. Republicans do not judge candidates by the color of their skin, but the content of their character.

I will be proud to have Mia Love represent Utah in Congress!

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Love will win for three reasons:
1. She's LDS.
2. She's Republican.
3. She's black.

It's ironic: In 2008 and 2012, black people voted for Obama because he was black. In 2014, white people will vote for Love because she's black.

American Fork, UT

Great Job Mia. You have my support.

Jeff Harris
Edmonds, WA

1978, you are entitled to your own beliefs, not your own facts.

Utah has the thirty-ninth highest per capita income in the USA, $18,185. Utah's personal per capita income was $24,977. (Source: 2010 United States Census Data and the 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates)

In 2010, the per capita income of the USA was $39,791.

Utah's per capita income is well below the national average.

Tooele, UT

Re: "Get ready for another Utahn spouting nonsense on a constant basis, on the model of Sen. Lee and Rep. Chaffetz."

I'm ready. Bring it on. The more the better.

It's a situation clearly superior to Utahns spouting genuine Democrat nonsense on a constant basis, on the model of Matheson, Pelosi, Reid, and Obama.

Here's hoping that, once elected [and, she will definitely be elected], Mia can avoid the orbit of the Republican establishment, and truly represent the views of the real people that elect her.

Centerville, UT

I don't know Mia Love, but I know Doug Owens. He is very intelligent and has a quick grasp of issues. He is politically moderate; when I have spoken to him about issues, his primary concern is how to help middle class families. He demonstrated his commitment to his own family by taking leave from his law practice for two years to be with his children while his wife completed her medical training in pediatrics.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

@Brave - you seem sure of it but she's lost in the past, to a white democrat. I have no idea Matheson's religious affiliation.

I think either candidate is a poor choice yet here we are, stuck.

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