Love beats Owens in 4th District congressional race

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  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 6, 2014 2:01 p.m.

    Now its time to go to work for the GOP. The people rejected Obama and his diciples and everything liberlism so the new agenda going forward must be...

    1. Energy jobs on public lands like North Dakota. (will create a high pay jobs boom!!)
    2. Secure the southern border.
    3. Rebuild the military - increase the funding. (will create a high pay jobs boom!!)
    4. Defund Obamacare piece by piece. Get some relief to small business. Propose better common sense solutions.
    5. Reject all radical fed judge appointments
    6. Appoint a special prosecuter for the IRS scandal and the Benghazi scandal. Obama is dirty up to his neck with scandal and the American people deserve to know the truth. Open up Harry Reid and Barack Obama's chamber of secrets.
    7. Nix any nuclear deal with Iran.

  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 7:40 p.m.

    Clearfield Utah

    I always thought people called the Democrats "Big Spenders"

    Let's do a little math. If Mia Loves campaign spent over $4.6 million dollars for about 90 thousand votes. How much does that average out was spent for each vote?

    If Doug Owens campaign spent a little over $600,000 dollars for about 94000 votes. How much was spent for each vote for him by the campaign?

    Now tell me again who was the big spender?

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 5:16 p.m.

    Mia Love = $4.5 Million from out-side sources.
    Doug Owens = $650,000 from inside sources.
    7 to 1

    That's only cost her $72 per vote.

    BTW, sinces we're loking at money and politics...

    Jason Chaffetz outspent Brian Wonnacott by factor of nearly 150 to 1.
    Almost $1 million against Wonnacott's $7,000

  • Commodore West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 4:15 p.m.

    @ Make us Free

    There is a crucial flaw with trickle down economics. The flaw is simply that the cup of the rich will remain the same and the extra $ will flow down from it. That is the flaw, because the cup represents greed and the greed of the wealthy never stops expanding. There's nothing left to trickle down when the cup keeps expanding. There's tons of data which shows the rich are getting richer and the rest of us are getting poorer. Why is that? Because even when given tax cuts for the last 30+ years the rich are hoarding more than ever before. H.W. Bush was right to call trickle-down economics voodoo economics....because it is exactly that.

    Wake up people. Tickle down economics is nothing more than mumbo jumbo theory that will and never has worked in the real world.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Nov. 5, 2014 4:07 p.m.

    Hey WRK -"GaryO: so by your logic, then Obama was bought by out-of-nationers."

    I don't know what you're talking about, and I'm sure you don't know either.

    There is no evidence that either Obama campaign accepted foreign money.

    Right Wingers habitually invent their "facts," don't they?

  • Hey It's Me Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 2:54 p.m.

    You talk about Republicans with their money. It's the democrats who want all the government handouts for free from my tax dollars. Let's give people free phones etc. why? I have to pay my own bills and pay my taxes for all the handouts the Dem's want to give just to get votes. That's really the only Obama got back in was due to all his handouts to people.

  • Hey It's Me Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 2:49 p.m.

    Doug Owens didn't use the common sensehe speaks of when attacking Mia during cammpaign. I saw no humility in that man and could someone show me his patience and civvility? Really? All he tried to do was smear her to win. I never vote for anyone who can't tell me what they stand for. Trying to hurt someones reputation by taking words and twisting them will never win my vote! Good Job Mia Love for taking the high road!

  • sid 6.7 Holladay, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 2:44 p.m.

    RE: WRK

    WRK Thank you for your comment regarding my post. True to form you have read it and created a completely alternate reality as to what it said. Where in my post did I blame any one for any thing? Would you not agree that many Republicans have been upset with the POTUS from day one? Some allegations have been so outlandish regarding the President that they may be called tantrums? Would you also not agree that there are those who are Republican that do blame their lot in life on the President?

    I agree with you regarding Bush. There were and are many Democrats who blamed Bush for all of their problems, I however, was not one of them. Is their merit for parties in power creating problems for the other party. Of course there is. But paralyzing some one to the point of not being able to exist as a large number of Republicans have claimed over the past 6 years? No.

  • intervention slc, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 2:09 p.m.

    @make us free
    Did you actually live through the 80's in a middle class family? I did and I can tell you that we and our neighbors fared much better after reagon/bush and far worse under bush 2.0.

  • ThinksIThink SEATTLE, WA
    Nov. 5, 2014 1:38 p.m.

    The Senate take-over might be a blessing in disguise. When the 2016 election rolls around, Republicans will share in the responsibility for the gridlock, which I'm sure will continue. So, the republican Presidential candidate won't have the luxury of blaming it all on republicans. What does that mean? President Hillary Clinton.

  • Make Us Free Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 1:29 p.m.

    As to “the poor” and “the middle-class”, they are far better off under Conservative Governments (which some love to call “Trickle-down Economics”). The “poor” and “middle-class” were far better off in the Reagan years than they were in the Carter years… BIG TIME (with so called “Trickle-up Economics)!!! Even the Welfare Rolls more generally shrink under “Conservative Governments” while they consistently increase under more “Moderate to Liberal” Governments. Economic conditions (even though they are always up and down in a free market environment) tend to generally follow suit (generally better under conservative Economic policy). John Kennedy was a Conservative at least on the economic front (more like Reagan economics) and look at the results within both eras (economically). The “poor”, “middle-class” and “rich” were all better off under these corresponding Economic Policy eras.

  • Schnee Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 1:17 p.m.

    "Personally I don't want Mia to end grid lock, I hope that she adds to it."

    While I find that an odd thing to want, I'm glad we agree that she's the type of candidate looking to create more gridlock.

    @John Locke
    "democrats should be truly thrilled regarding a black woman's rise to become a congress (woman)"

    Sure it's great that Republicans got their first black woman elected to Congress... but it's hard to be "thrilled" when they take a seat held by a moderate Democrat and turn it into a far right conservative seat. Just like I'm sure Republicans are happy with the idea of having the first black President but sure as heck weren't happy about losing the election or that it was a Democrat.

  • Commodore West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 1:16 p.m.

    Mia will enjoy 2 years in Washington and get nothing done with her narrow understanding of the constitution and her questionable agenda. I predict she will be a one-term representative. I can't wait for 2016 when we get someone to represent us with realistic solutions.

  • WRK Riverton, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 1:05 p.m.

    GaryO: so by your logic, then Obama was bought by out-of-nationers. Where do his interests lay. Not with Americans, as has been proved by the last 6 years.

  • OHBU Columbus, OH
    Nov. 5, 2014 1:03 p.m.

    Also, to those commentators saying she won in "Utah's most liberal district" you have to understand Utah doesn't have a liberal district. Not even close. Utah has liberals, but the obviously gerrymandered districts make sure they have no real representation. Give me one solid argument for why Sugar House should be in the same district as St. George. It's cute that left-leaning Salt Lake gets carved out into three separate districts. Even Love's own district--the "most liberal" contains those bastions of socialism in Provo and Orem.

  • WRK Riverton, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 1:02 p.m.

    Oh sid 6.7, when we blame Obama, that's OK, because he just turns around and blames Bush, and so do most of the Demos with whom I have talked.
    It amazes me that a set of people do one thing (blame someone else) and then say that the other set of people are plaming other people.
    Liberals truly do amaze me with their hypocrisy. Hopefully the blaming can end and we can get something done. Wait, conservatives are now in charge and don't say that they will not even let a bill get a vote on the Senate Floor (let see, that was Demo, Harry Ried).
    Go smaller government and people who really believe in the Constitution.

  • Bleed Crimson Sandy, Utah
    Nov. 5, 2014 1:00 p.m.


    Would you like cheese with that whine?

    Mia Love is going to make a great representative for the state of Utah. I'm proud to support her!

  • 1conservative WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 12:55 p.m.

    Maybe its' just me, but Utahns seem to have more of a spring in their step than they did yesterday.

  • OHBU Columbus, OH
    Nov. 5, 2014 12:55 p.m.

    "Now the real work begins for our country. I think we will all feel this victory with lower gas prices and more job opportunities for us."

    You mean, unlike the currently dropping gas prices and unemployment rate lower than that which Obama inherited when he came into office. Maybe we'll also see the stock market recover-oh yeah, it already is.

    But wait, Benghazi! Socialism! ISIS!

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Nov. 5, 2014 12:35 p.m.

    "By mid-October, Love had raised more than $4.6 million for the election, while Owens had collected close to $658,000. "

    Wow . . . Mia Love spent SEVEN times as much as Owens, and most of it was outside money.

    Out-of-staters BOUGHT the election. And they BOUGHT themselves another Tea Party type, who will advance the cause of these out-of-staters. Face it folks, Mia Love and her loyalties have been bought and paid for by out-of-state interests.

    Interesting, isn't it? . . . how Utahns actually voted to relinquish control of their political influence.

    Apparently, the Utah citizens who voted for Mia Love think Utahns should be controlled by others.

    The proudly independent Democrats, who voted for Owens, want Utah citizens to control their own destiny, but they were voted down. Personally, I wouldn't want to be controlled by out-of-staters. It just seems un-American to me to just give away one’s political power like that. But Republicans in Utah have their own way of thinking.

    As the wise man said, people deserve the government they vote for.

  • sid 6.7 Holladay, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 12:22 p.m.

    With the monumental Republican victories last night I am hoping the 6 year temper tantrum will mellow a bit. I'm certainly not naïve enough to think these victories will slow down those who blame Mr. Obama for every problem they have ever experienced in their lives. It's many years for that to cease but don't worry Republicans there will be another to absorb the blame for your issues.

    I did not vote for Mrs. Love but I do congratulate her on her victory and I hope she is as good for the State and the Country as those who supported her say she is.

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    Nov. 5, 2014 12:07 p.m.

    To "Draft dumbie" what we need to hope and pray for is in fact Gridlock in the federal government. Economists have found that the best government is one that is so busy fighting among its members that it can't pass any new regulations or mess with tax laws.

    Personally I don't want Mia to end grid lock, I hope that she adds to it. Lets stop all of the stupid laws from going through and lets keep the government too busy fighting among its own members to notice the economy getting better without their "help".

    Actually trickle down economics does work. What it does is creates a situation where businesses are able to grow and expand more. The more growth there is in business, the more valuable labor becomes as there are fewer people in the available labor pool. Read some economics papers that are not written by communists and they can explain it quite well.

  • intervention slc, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 12:05 p.m.

    I realize this may disappoint some that would like liberals to be more upset but I am cautiously optimistic seeing as the last time our government really seemed to function was when Clinton was in office and republicans controlled congress. Neither side could do much harm but both sides felt the pressure to get something worth while done.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 12:04 p.m.

    It will be VERY interesting to see how voters feel about all this two years from now.

  • John Locke Ivins, , UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 12:04 p.m.

    democrats should be truly thrilled regarding a black woman's rise to become a congress (woman), but they are not. One look at Mia's background and you will immediately recognize the fact that she is not a part of any "War on Woman," but a successful woman in politics. Isn't that what the dems want? Nope. The want a black woman in office who is a "liberal," as well as a democrat. They themselves conduct a "War on woman," but, they should say, "We are conducting a "War on Conservative Women.'" To say anything else is pure dishonesty.

    Welcome to Congress, Mia. Represent your conservative view and your voters well.

  • dave4197 Redding, CA
    Nov. 5, 2014 11:52 a.m.

    A great win for Mia Love, for Saratoga Springs community, for Republicans, for Utah. Congratulations Mia

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Nov. 5, 2014 11:37 a.m.

    It needs to be pointed out that where Bill and Hillary, Michelle and Barrack campaigned for Demo politicians, those politicians lost. Conversely, were Mitt Romney campaigned for conservative candidates, including for Mia Love, they won their elections! This must come as devastating news to liberals who think America loves and adores them! Heck, even Illinois (Obama's home state) and Maryland now have GOP governors elect!

  • JayTee Sandy, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 11:30 a.m.

    Gotta love how anyone who advocates smaller government, less wasteful public spending, a controlled national debt, stopping the ongoing invasion of the homeland, a resurrection of the Constitution, etc., is now labeled by many in both parties as some kind of "extremist." This is insanity in its most blatant and unvarnished form.

  • arand Huntsville, u
    Nov. 5, 2014 11:25 a.m.

    Congrats Mia. Good for UT good for DC and good for the country. Go get 'em.

  • JayTee Sandy, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 11:24 a.m.

    Sad commentary on Utah . . . that the vote was even close, after 6 years of solid evidence that the current regime is the most corrupt, unqualified, and incompetent administration in the history of the country--combined with the blatant understanding that any elected Democrat would go back and rubber-stamp the insanity that is choking us to death in this nation.

  • RTM9999 Rock Springs, WY
    Nov. 5, 2014 11:21 a.m.

    Congratulations to Mia Love for her win in the 4th district!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WRK Riverton, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 10:57 a.m.

    To Uncle Rico, who said to Brave Sir Robin

    "It's statements like yours that continue to divide this country."

    And not comments like those made by FatherOfFour.

    Double standards abound on the left...

  • WRK Riverton, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 10:54 a.m.

    To FatherOfFour:
    Hold on. You mean we have to take responsibility for our actions. How out of step with our present POTUS, who still blames Pres. Bush for his mistakes.

    WOW, you are bold to step out of your comfort zone...

  • teeoh Anytown, KY
    Nov. 5, 2014 10:47 a.m.

    @Draft dumbie

    Please check out a TED talk with Hans Rosling (that should be enough to google it.) You'll see how most people's views on the middle class and the rich/poor gap are not based in reality.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 10:43 a.m.

    Good job Mia Love and Republicans!

  • Sven Morgan, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 10:35 a.m.

    Grammy3 said:

    "I am so happy tonight. Mia wins, The Republicans are now in control with both the Senate and House Great night and the People have spoken now I pray that they will be able to reach across the Isle to make sure that things get done back in Washington."


    No Grammy! Last nights sweep by the Republicans was a repudiation of everything Democrat. The Republicans won not because they are necessarily loved, but because voters want the Democrat/Obama agenda stopped! We didn't vote the GOP in to work with the Democrats and "reach across the aisle"; we elected them to stop this destructive agenda including Obamacare and their war on energy.

    BTW, please tell us when Harry Reid worked with the Republicans?

    If we wanted the Republicans to work with the Democrats, we would've just elected the Democrats. The Republicans were given a mandate last night to STOP the destruction brought to our nation by Obama and the Democrats!

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 10:23 a.m.

    Rock on !!! Congrats to Mia Love!!! Prayers were answered not only in Mia's case but all across America last night. The GOP took control of the US Senate with a +7 majority and most like +8 after the run off in Louisiana in December. The US House now has it largest GOP majority since Herbert Hoover was president. Governor races went to the GOP (34 total) nationwide and even in BLUE Democrat states!!! Amazing!!! Obviously this was a complete rejection not only of Barack Obama and his far left thinking but also the petty Democrat war on women nonsense and other gimmick type politics that both the Democrat party and the lap dog media of CNN, NBC , PBS etc... promoted for the last 6 years. People are sick of this petty gimmick politics and they want real solutions for high pay jobs not part time fast food jobs. Now the real question here will Barack Obama change like Bill Clinton did and work with the GOP congress for the good of the country? Clinton worked with ghe GOP and Contract With America to balance the budget ...will Obama do the same? Well - sadly - probably not.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 10:20 a.m.

    Finally... we will have someone in Congress who can question the President's policies, who Democrats can't just accuse of being a "Racist".

    Same goes for questioning Hillary Clinton and her plans. She can do it without being accused of being sexist!

  • docport1 ,
    Nov. 5, 2014 10:16 a.m.

    Iron Rod....excellent questions. I guess she is proof that Utahans will vote for an African American and a woman as long as she's a Republican. Follow the money!

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 5, 2014 10:08 a.m.

    Congratulations to Miss Love, she won a narrow victory with huge outside money in a gerrymandered district that should be a slam dunk for republicans even though of the four districts it is the least in control of the low information voters who simply push R rather than go through the ballot. I will be excited to see her get the federal government out of education in Utah and turn it over to Utahn's whatever that means. I can only assume she is going to end school lunch and breakfast programs, and rules governing special education, because that is about all the federal government controls in terms of education within a state. I assume she knows that the funding that comes with those programs from the feds will also no longer come to Utah.

  • Draft dumbie Farmington, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 10:07 a.m.

    Jared from CT

    Have you ever heard of "trickle down" economics--the legacy of Ronald Reagan and all rich Republicans and big money interests since then?

    Experience has demonstrated that hardly anything ever "trickles down" to the poor and middle class workers in the U.S.--rather, almost all of the money earned by big corporations goes back to the economies of Saudi Arabia, China, Japan and every other country around the world where the rich investors in such corporations reside (or to those industries, such as the yachting industry, which make luxury items for the very rich).

    The erosion of the U.S. middle class roughly conincides with the introduction of "trickle down" economics, and nothing has been put into place since to reverse the trend.

    Thus, the legacy of the "rich get richer" is stronger than ever in the U.S. and around the world.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 10:02 a.m.

    "The Obama Era is over" - Chris Mathews, MSNBC

    To quote Reverend King, ""We're free at last, thank God Almighty, we're free at last".

    I've been smiling all morning...

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 9:56 a.m.

    If the choices are gridlock or King Obama ignoring checks and balances...put me down for gridlock.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 9:54 a.m.

    Hope and Change was progressive code for Hype and Shenanigans.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Nov. 5, 2014 9:46 a.m.

    @Uncle Rico

    No, it's things people do that divide the country, not things people say. Words are just words - they don't accomplish anything.

    And where's your diatribe been for the last 6 years? Weren't liberals "dividing the country" by playing the race card every time somebody dared to question Obama? Have you been waiting for Mia Love to get elected just so you could drop that one-liner?

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 9:40 a.m.

    Oh, also, to paraphrase all you Libs when we complain about Obama, "Mia won. Get over it."

  • Jared from CT SOUTHBURY, CT
    Nov. 5, 2014 9:39 a.m.

    Draft dumbie, can you seriously claim that a shrinking middle class is solely the fault of Republicans? Give me a break. Big Government and Socialism are what kill the middle class, and with few exceptions, establishment Republicans AND Democrats have been driving our country that way for a long time. Take a look at all Socialist economies out there (including many South American economies) -- what are the mass of the people doing? Sitting on the couch and collecting government checks, or working at the proverbial Walmart and living in apartments. Only under Capitalism, with minimal government intervention, is there an economic system of opportunity, prosperity and economic mobility, where our children have the opportunity to innovate, excel, and rise in the world in terms of standard of living -- and then CHOOSE where the fruits of their labors go, i.e. which causes -- charitable, political, etc. -- that THEY want to support.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 9:37 a.m.

    The only reason that Owens got that close was because of the turncoat RINO's in Salt Lake.

  • Draft dumbie Farmington, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 9:36 a.m.

    I don't like either party: Republican or Democrat.

    The Republican viewpoint on moral issues matches with my conservative Christian values more than the liberal Democrat viewpoint on moral issues. However, for many years now the Republicans have championed the economic interests of the super rich and big money interests at the expense of the poor and middle class, whereas the Democrats have championed the economic interests of the middle class and poor. I'm not super rich, so I favor the Democrats on economic issues.

    The best check and balance system I can hope for is that neither party gets full control of the government (State or Federal). When one party has control, stupid, extreme legislation and government corruption are usually the result. Therefore, I pray for government gridlock, so that nothing stupid can happen.

  • Make Us Free Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 9:33 a.m.

    ... The main problem with Reagan is he did not cut "Big Centralized Government" enough and admitted that as one of his regrets. We need to place more Power back to the States as the Founding Fathers originally designed.

  • Pavalova Surfers Paradise, AU
    Nov. 5, 2014 9:17 a.m.

    Oh so sad for the left leaning Dems. You had it all the first two years of Obama's presidency. The people have spoken so now the Repubs can blame the failed policies of Obama for the next 6 years. Just wait till a republican president comes in 2016. No more shovel-ready job talk, or telling people to put more air in your tires.

    Now the real work begins for our country. I think we will all feel this victory with lower gas prices and more job opportunities for us.

  • Pendergast Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 9:16 a.m.

    re happy2bhere

    "If Mia won in the most liberal district in Utah, then no doubt she would have won in the rest of Utah."

    The most liberal district in Utah is what is now the 2nd where only 63% of people voted for dubya in 2004.

  • beagal West Valley City, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 9:01 a.m.

    Her opponent, Doug Owens, had a political ad wherein he explained that his family had lived in Utah for generations. That bothered me. Does that mean that any other candidate that was a "johnny-come-lately" was undeserving of running for political office? I say, good for you Mia! And, congratulations on your historic election!

  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 8:59 a.m.

    Father of Four

    You leave out two things that will prevent the Republican agenda from seeing the light of day. One, Harry Reid as minority leader in the Senate can fillabuster any legislation he wants to, thus stopping anything from getting to Obamas desk. Pretty much the same as he did when Majority Leader, only he just did it by not allowing bills to come to the floor for a vote. And of course, if bills do get out of Congress, then Obama has, along with his phone and pen, a VETO PEN. So, it will not all be on the Republicans. That will only happen if they get the White House in 2016.

  • happy2bhere clearfield, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 8:55 a.m.

    If Mia won in the most liberal district in Utah, then no doubt she would have won in the rest of Utah. To all who believe the dislike of Obama has something to do with his race, then consider that. A Republican Mia verses a white Mormon male Democrat would have likely lost for Senator too. BTW. I personally have no idea of Mias religion. Don't care. It's her political positions that matter. I certainly would never vote for Harry Reid, even if he was my next door neighbor. And I'm Mormon. This is a good sign for the country. Take the race baiting out of politics. It's bad and divisive for the country.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 8:49 a.m.

    When Owens says "extreme politics are not good for Utah", he should have considered the President that he voted for the last two elections.

    Mr. Owens, Obama is not good for Utah.

  • gharmons Helendale, CA
    Nov. 5, 2014 8:47 a.m.

    If one were to believe the comments of Democrats, one would have to believe that every Republican is a "right-wing extremist. (Why do we never hear the term "left-wing extremist?") Some of the "outside money" Mia Love received was mine, never more than $25 at a time. I rarely contribute to political campaigns, and I only contributed to Mia Love this year—small amounts. I once lived in Utah, have many relatives there, and find Utah's interests always to be my interests. I wish Mia Love well in representing Utah and in helping reverse the six-year downward spiral this nation has suffered under President Obama.

  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 8:46 a.m.

    Furry 1993

    Iron Rod

    With the exeception of people like Mitt Romney, the Kennedys, or a few other rich guys and gals, almost all politicians have to ask for money to run. You think Obama was less dependent upon other peoples money than was Romney? Romney pretty much self financed. Obama has been hob nobbing with rich and famous the whole time in office.

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 8:44 a.m.

    @Brave Sir Robin

    It's statements like yours that continue to divide this country.

  • riverofsun St.George, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 8:39 a.m.

    Has Mia packed and boarded the Tea Party Express?
    Ted Cruz, the Tea Party leader refuses to support or work with McConnell. These two factions of the Republican party won't even work together.
    Gives one an idea of what's to come.
    Can everyone spell unbelievable GRIDLOCK.

  • 4 out of 4, 9 out of 12 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 8:36 a.m.

    A huge disappointment in my opinion. But let's give Mia a chance...will she help get us out of gridlock or add to it?

  • MormonForever St George, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 8:35 a.m.

    Yea for MIA! I am so glad that she won. She will make Utah proud.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Nov. 5, 2014 8:28 a.m.

    Does this mean every time a liberal disagrees with Mia Love we get to call him/her a racist? After all, every time someone disagrees with Obama it's because we're racist.

  • play by the rules SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 8:26 a.m.

    George Soros must be frowning tonight after spending billions for Democrat candidates.

    Nov. 5, 2014 8:25 a.m.

    Although I am a democrat, I am very happy right now. The republicans own the house, the senate, and the majority of the Supreme Court. No more complaining about the federal government. No more complaining about the debt or federal spending. Everything that Washington DC does now is 100% owned by the republicans. No blaming Harry Reid, he isn't in power anymore. No blaming Pelosi, she hasn't been in power for years now. Now the republicans own anything that comes out of Washington. And with Mia Love there are no Utah democrats in federal office anymore. So no blaming the liberals. It's all yours republicans, good luck. I wonder what their first bill will be?

  • Draft dumbie Farmington, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 8:18 a.m.

    The gerrymandering of Congressional Districts by the Republican Utah legislature has assured that the predominantly Democratic region of Salt Lake City goes unrepresented in Congress--and basically gives rightwing Utah County two Congressmen/women.

    Ironically, most Utah Republican voters are middle class or lower class economically, but by voting Republican continue to assure that the big money interests will continue to errode the U.S. middle class, so that within another 30 years, we can expect to have a rich ruling class, and a serf/poor class, much like in South American countries.

    I'm looking forward to all my children living in apartments and working for Walmart at minimum wage their whole lives.

    What would also be really great is if the "Tea Party" zealots get their way and balance the U.S. budget, putting the entire world economy into a depression for who knows how many years.

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 8:08 a.m.

    @ charlyk

    I think it was the people who voted in President Obama that made the big mistake, and the people have responded.
    We'll be sorry? I think weve been sorry for the last 6 years. no I think people are pretty happy right now. Oh and did you notice the stock market this morning? LOL

  • Jared from CT SOUTHBURY, CT
    Nov. 5, 2014 8:07 a.m.

    Nice to see a BLACK WOMAN REPUBLICAN -- a certified minority -- win the election! If you didn't vote for her, it's because you are a racist and/or a chauvinist! Seriously! Actually, I'm just kidding. But now you know how all of us who oppose Obama feel, being told we are racist when in reality we recognize Obama for what he is: The worst president the U.S. has ever had, bar none. Regarding Mia Love, I expect she'll do a good job in Congress. And if she does indeed follow-through on her promise to try to reform and shrink government, and return power to the people, then she'll be honoring her oath to uphold the Constitution, unlike every single big government politician out there, which includes every last Democrat and at least half the Republicans in power.

  • Sal Provo, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 8:01 a.m.

    Only Republicans are evil for raising millions of dollars and not Democrats and Harry Reid and his millions? It didn't help him or his teammates.

  • tt2sweet Murray, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 7:54 a.m.

    Well finally all of the gerrymandering that had taken place in the past to get the democrats out of the 4th district worked, the republicans control all seats from Utah, SAD day! Seriously it's time for third party!

    Nov. 5, 2014 7:52 a.m.

    After watching the debates I have to say style won over substance. I hope good intentions are enough.

  • Samwise Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 7:46 a.m.

    Congrats Mia! I voted for you, as I did in 2012. This time with the victory!

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 7:28 a.m.

    People can give the reasons why Mia won (money, name recognition, low turn-out), but she did. Congratulations to her. I had fears she could lose due to race factors. I personally heard several staunch GOP supporters comment about her race and wondered if that would deter them from voting for her. Evidently, it did not, as it should be.

  • Something to think about Ogden, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 7:21 a.m.

    Well, here we go! The era of Mia Love!

    While I hoped for an Owen's victory, I do wish her the best of luck. I hope she's everything she says she is.

    I'm skeptical that all she'll be is the "first black female republican" ... as advertised.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 7:03 a.m.

    Congratulations to Mia Love! I hope she does "hit the ground running" as she says she will. She had to continually offset a personal attack by her opponent. I really admire her. She could have called the "race card" as democrats often do. She did not and earned a lot of points in my book. I think she will be a fine addition to the Utah delegation who have already shown a united effort to support her.

    Go Mia! You're on your way to Washington, D.C.! Don't lose your soul there. Stay true to the values on which you stand.

  • RBB Sandy, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 6:56 a.m.

    I am ready for some "extremism" like actually trying balance the budget so our children have some chance of a future. Yes, being $18,000,000,000,000 in debt is enough. Yes, I know living within your means is now extreme to many people, but I am willing to give it a try. Congrats Mia, you have shown that the American dream is still alive.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Nov. 5, 2014 6:44 a.m.

    Congratulations to the people of the great state of Utah for electing a fantastic, intelligent and capable leader to represent you. You should be proud that your state elected the first black Republican woman ever elected to the United States House of Representatives! God bless Mia, the state of Utah and the United States of America!

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 6:44 a.m.

    Oh dear, what will the liberals say now?
    She would have won last time if not for the Huntsman switcheroo.

  • fowersjl Farmington, Utah
    Nov. 5, 2014 6:41 a.m.

    Wonderful news! Hurray for Mia! Now we'll see what a little Love can do in Congress.

  • md Cache, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 6:39 a.m.

    Way to go Mia!

  • Joan Watson TWIN FALLS, ID
    Nov. 5, 2014 6:31 a.m.


  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    Nov. 5, 2014 5:44 a.m.

    One last thought, Money can buy you LOVE.

  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 5:21 a.m.

    A question to consider today for Utah voters.

    Are politicians indebted to those who fund their campaigns?

    If over 80% of Mia Love's campaign funding came from out of state interests will she feel some kind of loyalty to their interests? Will she be looking to appease those funding interests so that their funding efforts will be repeated in two years?

    Are elections with few exceptions actually purchased. How much was spent on each vote for Mia Love and how much was spent on each vote for Doug Owens?

    With few exceptions would it be valid to say the amount of money spent by the candidate usually influences the election?

    Are voters easily swayed by advertising and name recognition?

    Would anyone like to comment on the above questions?

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 4:59 a.m.

    Unfortunately with Mia winning (along with Bishop, Stewart and Chaffetz), anyone in Utah who is not an extreme far right fringer dweller no longer has anyone to protect his or her interests in Congress. Liberals and mainstream moderates no longerhave anyone from Utah to speak for them. We are unrepresented for at least the next two years. That's frustrating, and very very sad.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    Nov. 5, 2014 4:54 a.m.

    If this had been a Democratic win the Right Wing would be screaming "FOUL" and blaming low information voters. It would also be four more years of grid lock and constant hate speaches on TV.
    Now that they have won they are claiming a fair election and the promise to serve America and expect Democrats to take their side for the better of America. Never mind the 6 years of fighting any polocies that may have helped the American families.

    We live in a time of gross double standards.

  • Lilalips Attleboro, MA
    Nov. 5, 2014 4:44 a.m.

    Congratulations to Ms. Love! She has an opportunity to win over the voters in Salt Lake County who voted for Owens. If she is well connected to her constituency then she will become an unbeatable force for the good of, not just Utah, but the entire nation. We need to reign in the Federal Government. It is completely out of control. Just look at our debt. That's only one of several pressing issues.

  • Scott Farcus Beaver, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 4:11 a.m.

    Finally the 4th District will represent Utah. Matheson proved his rhino-cratic position with his last minute Obama Care non-vote.
    Owens said he’ll “absolutely” be back in 2016. He needs to realize because daddy was a four timer doesn't entitle him to an automatic Jim Dabakis prediction.

    True laws are created from morals not by attorneys.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Nov. 5, 2014 2:08 a.m.

    Obviously all those outside money sources helped Republican candidates a lot.

    The Koch brothers must be beaming.

    Actually, Owens did remarkably well considering Mia Love outspent him 7 to 1 with all that outside money.

    I see Orrin Hatch still has much higher hopes too:

    "Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, stands to become Senate Finance Committee chairman and president pro tempore of the Senate, third in line of succession to the presidency behind the vice president and the U.S. House speaker.

    'Miracles happen, you know,' Hatch said . . . "

    Hmmmm . . .

    But what miracle would eliminate the President, Vice President, and the Speaker of the House . . . And leave Orrin unscathed?

    . . . We'll have to wait and see I guess.

  • MonitorTheGovernment Midvale, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 1:29 a.m.

    I love Mia Love!! Congratulations on your historic win, Mia!!

  • Grammy3 SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 12:56 a.m.

    I am so happy tonight. Mia wins, The Republicans are now in control with both the Senate and House Great night and the People have spoken now I pray that they will be able to reach across the Isle to make sure that things get done back in Washington.

  • jimhale Eugene, OR
    Nov. 5, 2014 12:42 a.m.

    Congratulations, Utah. You have proved wrong those critics who said racism would prevent an ordinarily easy GOP pickup.
    Or is it true that, but for that negative factor, the GOP tally in District 4 would have been higher?
    Only the voters know for sure.

  • positivethinker Magna, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 12:35 a.m.

    I am confident that Mia Love's Positive Messages Displayed in her Campaign will be very beneficial to not only our State but the Country as well.

  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 12:23 a.m.

    Heh, I guess the only upset Democrats are allowed tonight is the look on our faces. Well hopefully the Republicans do a better job governing (maybe having more responsibility will help) than I fear they will.

  • charlyk salt lake city, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 12:13 a.m.

    Considering she had 7x the money the fact that she only won by 3% should humiliate her.

    Terrible choice Utah. You will regret it. Hopefully you won't make the same mistake next time.

  • gittalopctbi Glendale, AZ
    Nov. 5, 2014 12:04 a.m.

    Congrats, Mia!!!

    (So much for FT's and Frozen Fractals forecasts.)

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    Nov. 5, 2014 12:01 a.m.

    Good for you, Mia. Good for Utah. Good for DC. Mia is a good person with some backbone. Congratulations on a fine victory and may you make a difference in getting Washington under control.

  • JM Lehi, UT
    Nov. 4, 2014 11:53 p.m.

    Thank you 4th District and thank you Mia :) for serving... we really need you and we love you too...

  • Whittling Whistler Lehi, UT
    Nov. 4, 2014 11:36 p.m.

    Yeah Mia!!! Bring it on!

  • Florwood American Fork, UT
    Nov. 4, 2014 11:26 p.m.

    Time to update and reverse that 50/47 number...

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Nov. 4, 2014 11:12 p.m.

    No, FT, race was NOT a factor, only perhaps in the minds of you and Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. The election isn't over yet, either, as not many ballots have been counted and most of the ones that have been counted come from Democrat leaning Salt Lake County. Mia may yet win the race.

    What this race does say, is that in a heavily-favored Republican State, with name recognition and election experience from two years ago, coupled with all the national exposure, Mia isn't a particularly strong candidate. Either that, or Mr. Owens is a very viable candidate.

    Whatever happens, happens---in this instance. I'm in a different district but not sure which candidate I would have supported. I favor the conservative thinking, but Mia raised taxes in Saratoga Springs more than once, well beyond what was really needed. And my experience a few years back said Wayne Owens was a decent person that I respected, just like Bill Orton and Scott Matheson. But aligning with the Dem's in Washington....kiss of death to my vote.

  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 4, 2014 10:12 p.m.

    At the moment, every house, senate, or governors race the NY Times marked as Republican expected to win narrowly or easily has a Republican leading... except for Mia Love (and a few louisiana runoffs that the republican is expected to win then).