Well, it’s certainly possible. Rep. Jim Matheson, a Utah Democrat, announced that he will not seek re-election. Which would leave a plum opportunity for Tea Party favorite Mia Love to take his place:

https://www.facebook.com/RepJimMatheson/posts/632391713466651

While Love isn’t yet a lock:

She’s got a fighting chance:

And many conservatives are thrilled at the prospect of a Rep. Mia Love:

Has a nice ring to it.

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Update:

https://www.facebook.com/miablove/posts/638778359496777

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Related:

Twitchy coverage of Mia Love

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004422431818 Sur Mar

    Would love to see Love in the House.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      All you need is Love!

    • V the K

      The Democrats gerrymandered the formerly Republican district I live in to flip it Democrat. Since I currently have no representation in Congress, I will adopt Mia Love as my surrogate Congresswoman.

    • IMPEACH_BOBO

      Don’t forget either with the DISASTROUS RAClST BOBOcare roll out, this is going to be the knife in the side of every FLEEBAGGER that voted for it in a backroom in the dead of night & pass by only one party !!!! This 2014 midterm is going to show a lot of FLEEBAGGERS the door & I for one say GOOD RIDDANCE to them !!!! GOOD LUCK Mia Love, you are almost a shoo in, we Republicans would be proud to have you !!!!

    • conservativechick

      I bet the establishment GOP will screw this up by endorsing some RINO who will attack Mia so the left won’t have to. Then we split the vote and lose the seat. Great move, huh? They’re getting good at this tactic and Democrats love it even more.

  • NWFlyGuy

    Mia has a strong base of support in UT#2. I believe she will be successful in the primary as well as the general.

    • Al’s Not So Sad Grampa

      Mia is in the 4th District. Just an FYI.

      • GrindingMills

        Yeah, that’s support from the 2nd district won’t be all that helpful.

      • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Could her support from 2 carry over and magnify in 4?

        I ask this because of island politics and how family connections play into the crossover in districts here and Im wondering if that would be true in UT as well.

        For instance, someone may be running in a district that covers Oahu, but have support from family members on outer islands influencing the votes of family members in Oahu.

        So while one the surface it doesn’t make any sense to have a large support base outside the district you’re competing in, when you look at how families network, its a really good strategy that often pays off.

        • Al’s Not So Sad Grampa

          I don’t think it would make a difference. There isn’t that kind of familial voting block here. And families tend to live rather close to each other so as to be in the same district. All of my family and my wife’s family live in the 4th District with the exception of one of my wife’s sisters, who lives in Nebraska.

          To create the 4th District, the 2nd District was pretty much divided in half, with the north side remaining the 2nd District and the south side becoming the 4th District.

          The north side (now the 2nd District) is generally more liberal. Matheson would have easily won that district, had he decided to run there, as that’s where he lives. However, Utah doesn’t require that its Congressional representatives live in the boundaries of the district they represent.

          I honestly think that there was pressure from above on Matheson – meaning the DNC – to jump to the 4th District and run against Mia, because Mia had such a terrific showing at the GOP convention. The DNC is afraid of her and knew that if she ran against anyone other than Matheson, she would have obliterated that candidate and another Tea Party conservative would be in the house. The GOP candidate that won the 2nd District is not Tea Party so the DNC isn’t as afraid of him as they are Mia.

          She represents everything that scares them. She’s a black conservative woman with the added factor of her being a Mormon – which really destroys the left’s narrative that Mormons are racist – so they had to stop her from being elected and Matheson was their only chance. He only received about 2800 more votes than she did and it’s because so much money was poured into his campaign from outside the state. She just couldn’t compete with ad time on TV.

          Now, with Matheson retiring, Mia will pretty much be able to waltz into the 4th District seat. There is no Democrat anywhere in Utah that can come close to her and the Dems who voted against her will stay home because they’ll be upset that there isn’t a candidate that could give her a challenge.

          • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Ok, thanks for taking the time to explain all that. I was curious because I know there is a significant Polynesian/Mormon population (largely because our economic and educational systems suck) migrating to Utah, and I was wondering how/if that would have any impact on the local front. We do everything so differently here. Sometimes thats better, other times not so much.

            I do agree with your assessment that she is a huge threat to both the progs and the establishment GOP and Im hoping that they wont join forces to tube her again. I think she can really bring a lot to the table and really hope she can pull it off.

          • Al’s Not So Sad Grampa

            Yes, there is a significant Polynesian population here in the Salt Lake Valley. My sons have many friends in that demographic because of school and athletics. They’re terrific people – hard working and sincere in their beliefs. I’m not sure of their politics, as those with whom I am familiar love to talk about family and University of Utah football. Go Utes!

            I was surprised at the amount of Mormons/Polynesians in the North Shore area of Oahu. It was kind of like a taste of the Salt Lake Polynesian culture, but with nicer weather.

          • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Not just on Oahu, but on all the islands. It was the Christian Missionaries, not the Mormon missionaries that tried to erase the Hawaiian culture, so the Mormon following is still very strong here.
            It made for interesting politics in the 2012 election. The Mormons were almost equally divided between support for Obama vs Romney.
            Most folks here are Dems, but when you get into the nuts and bolts of policy, they espouse fiscally conservative values. They’ve just always voted Dem because that’s pretty much been the only choice since statehood.
            The economy and educational systems have pretty much collapsed over here, so if you want a career, decent wages/benefits and a good education for your kids, you have to move to the mainland to get it. Many return after they are done. We call it reclaiming our souls, because its important to be at one with the universe again before you die.

  • adnnews1

    I’ve met her. She is the real deal

    • Nightvalzin

      That’s great news. With people like Boehner and McCain, Republicans could definitely use more of those.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSIOoy6MlE&app=desktop Booker

    No way he could’ve defended Obamacare. Adios!

  • Fire and Adjust!

    “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright
    and clean and a nice-looking guy [girl]. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”
    – Joe Biden

    Thanks for weighing in Joe…………. But on the more serious side, best of luck Mia, you have my support and admiration………

  • walterc

    She wasn’t far off in the last run, so without the Matheson name to compete against she should have a good shot at it. That’s assuming Orin Hatch’s kid doesn’t jump in.

    • Al’s Not So Sad Grampa

      Hatch’s kid would be a fool to run. We here in Utah are sick of the Hatch name in politics. His dad is toxic right now and rightfully so.

      • walterc

        Never underestimate the voters ability to vote on anything other than name recognition.

        How else do you explain Hatch being there 30 some years after getting elected on three terms in the Senate is more than enough?

        • Al’s Not So Sad Grampa

          I would normally agree with you, but in this case, Hatch has ticked off the masses. He was forced into a primary in ’12 – something he has never had to deal with in his entire political career.

          The only reason he won that primary race is because Dems jumped the aisle and voted for him. No Democrat has a chance for a Senate seat from Utah and the Dems would rather have a RINO than a conservative.

          • walterc

            Well that’s good news. Since I left Utah I haven’t really been all that involved in their politics.

  • Al’s Not So Sad Grampa

    I’m pumped. Mia came so close to defeating Matheson in ’12. The Dems have nobody to put up a challenge to her in Utah’s 4th District. And I mean nobody. Matheson crossed the boundaries of the district where he lives (the 2nd District) and barely survived.

    There are a few GOP folks who may try to challenge her in a primary, but it will be a futile attempt on their part. Mia is too good a candidate and just what the Republicans need on a national scale, despite the establishment types that will do what they can to stop her.

  • GrindingMills

    I’m excited by the opportunity of an empty seat in a conservative district. While I appreciate Ms Love’s politics, I’m waiting for the primary process to decide who to support. I’m more excited about a good primary than I am about Ms Love.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Love love Mia Love!

  • Clete Torres

    UT would love some Mia.

  • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Im a big fan of Ms. Love. Shes smart, classy and thinks outside of the box. She did well for a newbie last time and I could easily see her doing well again. A friend of mine (whose opinion I really respect) has met her a few times and thinks she is amazing.

  • Chevypowered

    I guess Karl Rove is sitting in his chair somewhere with his hands clasps together.

    “Smithers, release hounds.”

    Mia, expect crap from the Dems, expect worse from those you would expect to have your back.

    • Clete Torres

      Boehner, McCain and others of the GOPe has proved that in spades.

  • Guest

    Please. The only reason the GOP is even interested in this obscure race is the race of the candidate and their need to not appear racist.

    • Clete Torres

      But you do.

      If she was white, would you have said ‘because they need another white guy in office?’

    • RD

      We true conservatives don’t care what color, race, or creed she is. We simply appreciate the fact that she has worked hard, put forth the effort, not asked for handouts, and not made excuses of why the world owes her something for doing nothing. Anyone who does these things gets my vote regardless of color!!!!!!

    • Al’s Not So Sad Grampa

      A big swing and a miss there. So big that the bat sailed out of your hands and ended up in row 15 of section 22.

    • Scott

      You are a JOKE! She has more class and integrity than our Idiot in Chief.

    • therantinggeek

      So says the anonymous troll. Come on out into the light. Unless you’re afraid you’ll turn into a statue.

    • NickGranite

      So what’s the reason the national dems poured cash into the last election in this “obscure” district and generally moved heaven and earth to defeat her?

  • BorderLine Guy

    Unless the other challengers are seasoned black female conservatives with a lot of name recognition it’ll be Rep Mia Love.

  • Billie Slash

    We need more strong, articulate, black conservatives in Congress. I hope Ms. Love will inspire them to step forward and not be intimidated by the race-baiting lunatics on the left.
    You go, Lady!!

  • Mr_Wrestling_XIII

    Make the right decision, Utah! God bless Utah for Mike Lee. Now, we need Love!

  • SteveBayrd

    Mia Love said on Fox & Friends this morning she would have voted for Ryan’s budget deal if she were now in the House; the same “deal” that rapes our military heroes and does not cut ANY spending. Beware. She has openly rejected the Tea Party and Mike Lee. Mia Love is apparently an Orrin Hatch type. A John Boehner/Mitch McConnell Republican. NOT conservative.

  • radicallyalyssa

    I’d really love to see her in the House!!! She’s a free-thinker and smart woman, and the GOP needs more people (particularly women) like her!!

  • pbtruth

    I assume there will be challengers to her. After all if she wins the RINOS (elitist Republicans like Boehner) lose. Between the Rinos and the Democrats it is going to be an up hill fight for her. I do wish her luck