Mia Love loses House bid in Utah
November 7th, 2012
03:54 AM ET
10 years ago

Mia Love loses House bid in Utah

(CNN) - With 100% of the precincts counted, CNN projects Utah's incumbent Republican Rep. Jim Matheson won re-election after besting Mia Love in a high-profile congressional race that captured national attention.

Matheson, no stranger to tough elections, is a six-term Democrat in a largely Republican district that includes Salt Lake City.

Love, a Mormon of Haitian descent, currently serves as mayor of Utah's Saratoga Springs. She was considered a rising star in the Republican Party, and spoke at the Republican National Convention in August. At one point, she rose to a double-digit lead in polls in one of the nation's most hotly contested races. Both sides and outside parties collectively spent upwards of $10 million.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. dmru

    Cheers from Romania. "CNN projects Utah's incumbent Republican Rep. Jim Matheson". I believe he's a Democrat.

    November 7, 2012 04:12 am at 4:12 am |
  2. Leah DiMarco

    The first sentence in the article above is incorrect.
    Jim Matheson is NOT a republican, he is a DEMOCRAT

    November 7, 2012 04:50 am at 4:50 am |
  3. James C.

    That's a shocker. Wasn't she comfortably ahead in all the latest polls?

    November 7, 2012 04:59 am at 4:59 am |
  4. Gurgyl

    God bless my president, Obama12.

    November 7, 2012 05:00 am at 5:00 am |
  5. MarineWill

    You did lose that!

    November 7, 2012 06:03 am at 6:03 am |