Boyd Matheson received an unexpected compliment from MSNBC host Chris Matthews at the end of a recent appearance on the show, according to freebeacon.com.
"Boyd, you got a great LDS name, I must say," Matthews said. "Boyd Matheson, that is LDS."
"Thanks, Chris," was all the smiling Matheson could say.
Matheson is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The president of the Sutherland Institute, a conservative think tank, is considering a primary challenge against Sen. Orrin Hatch.
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Matheson, 51, was featured in a recent Politico article where he said he is open to running "regardless of whether Hatch, 83, seeks reelection."