GOP nominates 2nd, 4th congressional candidates with love and rancor

Governor Gary Herbert, most others avoid June runoff

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  • lket Bluffdale, UT
    April 23, 2012 2:04 p.m.

    Glad wimmer did not make it he would have been even easier for matheson to beat then mia. she will be a wild card because state level no one relly knows her. it is confusion also that a african american would run as republican when they have in so many ways been the other guys in america, and the last to be on the poor and african american side. i had a lot of pride when obama was elected but he has made me sad when he started backing the oil peoples agenda, and it just goes to prove that big money controls all outcomes. superpac etc. they should have never been made legal. i can now tell my son that he can never be president in america because if he is honest the rich wont back him.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    April 23, 2012 11:04 a.m.

    Shurtleff certainly stuck his size 16 in his mouth on Sat. Stupid move by Wimmer to have his speak. Mia gave the best speech of the day (the 10 year old gave the second best one). She got a standing ovation from a majority of the delegates in all four districts. Even without Shurtleff's remark, Mia would have gotten the 60%. Shurtleff just gave her 8 more percent. Her speech put her over the top. Wimmer just came across as insincere and entitled. Since Matheson has never represented the area covered by District 4 (except for West Valley and Kearns 10 years ago), he should be really scared.

  • NWCL INDP Murray, UT
    April 23, 2012 1:59 a.m.

    You've got to love the drama. Even in the comments, where people don't read the full article. Come on, Utahns! You are embarrassing.

  • crodier LAYTON, UT
    April 22, 2012 10:00 p.m.

    Mia will be a great Congresswoman. The only thing this article doesn't mention is the fact Mia is supported by Josh Romney. I can't wait to have a Pres. Romney, and Congresswoman Mia Love in Washington!

  • Jeff R ,
    April 22, 2012 8:55 p.m.

    Though, ideally, I would have liked a primary to air this all out before a decision had to be made.
    I believe we need to get behind Chris Stewart now and push ahead. I also believe that, barring any real incriminating information, we should not think the less of any of the other candidates. They ran fantastic campaigns, displayed passion and intelligence, and were attentive to delegates. I hope to see more from them in the future.

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    April 22, 2012 7:34 p.m.

    I bet republicans our excited about Mia Love because it will show that they are not, what is the word I am thinking of?

    My prediction is Jim will win again.

  • Steven S Jarvis Orem, UT
    April 22, 2012 7:19 p.m.

    There is a 'novelty' about Love that may not sit well with some Republicans, but it will with the majority who she represents. She is charismatic, a class act, highly-intelligent, respectful, engaging and most importantly, she is going to win. I was just curious as to which of those novelties Shurtleff was referring to.

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    April 22, 2012 2:45 p.m.

    What a bone-headed remark by Attorney General Shurtleff... to call Mia Love a "novelty" is outrageous unless you're prepared to tell us what is novel about her. Is having African ancestry novel? Or is being a woman novel? Or a combo or is it that her hair is longer or that she wore a woman's business suit and the other female candidates wore combo outfits? What was the "novelty" Mr. Shurtleff? That was classless.

  • Cincinnatus Kearns, UT
    April 22, 2012 11:39 a.m.

    I haven't sat down and made up my mind on Mia Love vs. Jim Matheson, but I am glad that the delegates rejected Carl Wimmer quickly and decisively. It just goes to show how the larger turnouts at the caucus meetings this year moderated the extremism we saw from the state delegates a couple of years ago.

  • VA Saint Chester, VA
    April 22, 2012 9:52 a.m.

    Mia Love, a "novelty"? Guess again, she will win!

  • goatesnotes Kamas, UT
    April 22, 2012 7:48 a.m.

    This is a good outcome from convention - giving the Republican voters a chance to weigh in on Hatch vs. Liljenquist in a primary is exactly the outcome i had hoped for. "It's about time," to steal a phrase.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    April 22, 2012 6:55 a.m.

    I think Mia has a great chance to beat Matheson. It's going to be a great year for Republicans in Utah from Romney and on down the ticket.

  • ClarkHippo Tooele, UT
    April 21, 2012 10:59 p.m.

    As a state delegate from the second district, let me say this was an embarrassing convention.

    I should preface that by saying the convention was wonderful, until the 2nd District candidates began speaking.

    The last second mud that was thrown made everyone feel totally downcast. Why did such a positive race, where nearly all the candidates were first rate, class individuals, have to sink so far, so fast?