Politics

Mia Love Makes History, Defeats Doug Owens For Utah House Seat

| by Charles Roberts

Mia Love made history Tuesday night, beating out Democrat Doug Owens to become the first female black Republican in Congress.

"Many of the naysayers out there said that Utah would never elect a black Republican LDS woman to Congress," said Love, during her victory speech. "Not only did we do it; we were the first to do it."

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With the 4th Congressional District locked up, Utah now has an all-Republican congressional delegation for the first time in more than a decade.

Love joined Reps. Jason Chaffetz, Rob Bishop and Chris Stewart in victory – all of whom had little to no trouble dispatching their Democrat counterparts.

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"Regardless of who you voted for today, I hope you know that I am going to represent all of you in Washington," Love said.

This marked the second time Love ran for Congress. The 38-year-old former mayor of Saratoga Springs previously lost her first attempt to Jim Matheson. When Matheson opted not to run again after seven terms, Love and Owens were left to battle it out for the lone House seat that did not have an incumbent running.

Source: The Blaze

Photo Credit: Associated Press, Gage Skidmore/Inquisitr