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J. Scott Applewhite, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, Mia Love addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Mathesons are stalwarts in Utah politics; a strong Democratic family from Parowan. Gov. Scott Matheson could have been governor for as many terms as he wanted or as health would allow.

It was a sad and disappointing day when Jim Matheson chose to compete for District 4 instead of the one he was popular in, District 2.

It is increasingly sad and disappointing for Utah that we can't send both Matheson and Mia Love to Congress. What a feather that would have been in Utah's bonnet and a huge boost to Utah's public image.

T.G. "Bud" Mahas

Salt Lake City