Sat April 26, 2014
Mia Love Wins GOP 4th Congressional District Race
Former Saratoga Springs mayor Mia Love won the state Republican nomination for Utah’s 4th congressional district.
At Saturday’s state GOP convention, Love and her opponent, Bob Fuehr, both spoke about eliminating government overreach and helping people obtain the American dream. But Fuehr also tried to convince delegates that Love represents the interests of Washington insiders and not Utahns. That tactic failed to convince many and Love went on to win 78% of the vote. As she did with her last campaign, Love pointed to her experience as mayor of Saratoga Springs as a reason why voters should pick her come November.
“I’ve put into place principles of fiscal discipline, limited government, personal responsibility, and they’ve worked," she syas. "Our city is doing really well. We’re financially stable and we’re independent as a city. We do really well, and those are the same types of principles I’m going to take to Washington.”
Two years ago Love lost to Democrat Jim Matheson by fewer than 800 votes. This time around Love has even more money and won’t be fighting an incumbent.