Republican Mia Love hopes she can win the seat after being narrowly defeated by incumbent Jim Matheson in 2012. With Matheson announcing his retirement last year, Democrat Doug Owens has stepped into this year’s race with the hopes he can overcome a very popular GOP candidate.
When Mia Love talks about her narrow defeat in 2012, the one fact she remembers specifically is the number of votes she lost by.
“768. Who’s counting?” says Love.
Only 768 votes. But Love looks back on the race where she came up short as a learning experience.