Republicans are excited about Mia Loves prospects in Utahs 4th district.
“I’m a six-generation Utahn, and I feel like I know folks here really well,” the Blue Dog Democrat said by phone Monday. “I think they have frustration with politics today because of all the polarization and partisanship and the bickering. They’re looking for something different, and that’s me. I don’t just say it, I’ve done it.”
Matheson said Love has “taken some positions that are way out there,” and state Democratic Party Chairman Jim Dabakis called Love an “ideological extremist with a moderate costume.” Though she doesn’t have a record in the state capital, Democrats will no doubt highlight some of her votes on the city council over the next six months.
For now, Love has the advantage of focusing on Matheson rather than spending the next two months running a district-wide primary campaign.
“My guess is she’ll be in Washington before too long raising some money,” Hartley said.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.