12:52 PM, Nov 7, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democrat Jim Matheson of Utah has won a tight race against Republican challenger Mia Love. The only Democrat in the Utah congressional delegation, Matheson bested Love by 1 percentage point. Here's more from the Deseret News:
In winning another term, Matheson held on to his position as the state's lone Democrat in Congress.
"I believe in building consensus and supporting good ideas wherever they come from and in being the voice for all Utahns," Matheson said. "This is who I am and how I always sought to move forward, by leading from the center and bringing people together."
Matheson said he expected the race to be tight and built a good ground game to get voters to polls.
"I want to tell you something. I have had a remarkable journey," Matheson told cheering Democrats at the Sheraton Hotel. "I am proud to have been a leader in getting things done."
6:01 PM, Nov 2, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican House candidate Mia Love of Utah has a 12-point lead over her Democratic opponent, incumbent member Jim Matheson, in a new poll from the Salt Lake Tribune. According to the poll, 52 percent of voters in Utah's Fourth District support Love, while 40 percent support Matheson.
11:43 AM, Oct 2, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican House candidate Mia Love of Utah leads her opponent, Democratic congressman Jim Matheson, by six points, according to a new poll from the Deseret News and KSL-TV. Love has 49 percent support in Utah's new Fourth Congressional District, while Matheson has 43 percent support. Here's more from the News:
7:16 AM, Sep 28, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A printed mailer sent out by the Utah Democratic party features what appears to be a darkened photo of Republican House candidate Mia Love. Below is the image of the mailer:
Here's the original photograph, in color:
12:50 PM, Sep 26, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Utah Republican Mia Love has pulled ahead of Democratic congressman Jim Matheson, according to an internal poll released by the Love campaign. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Love leads Matheson 51 percent to 36 percent; the same poll found Matheson leading Love 51 percent to 38 percent in July, before Love's well received address to the Republican National Convention.
A GOP star emerges in the Beehive State.12:40 PM, May 14, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Mia Love, the 36-year-old mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah and Republican candidate for Congress in the state’s newly created Fourth District, is something of a political anomaly. A conservative and a Mormon, Love would be the first black female Republican in Congress ever.
2:22 PM, Apr 23, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The big headline from this weekend’s Utah Republican convention may have been that Senator Orrin Hatch was forced into a GOP primary against challenger Dan Liljenquist. But perhaps the more surprising development was little known Saratoga Springs mayor Mia Love's overwhelming victory at the convention in her bid to defeat Utah’s only Democratic member of Congress, Jim Matheson.
A federal judgeship is a valuable thing.3:21 PM, Mar 5, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Congressman Jim Matheson responded to the story about his brother's nomination to the federal court--just as President Obama is trying to persuade the congressman to switch his vote from No to Yes on health care--with this statement to Fox News:
"I am happy for my brother... The federal 10th Circuit Court will gain a judge devoted to judicial integrity, fairness and knowledge of the law. The Weekly Standard's piece is rubbish."
By pretending that the issue is whether or not Scott Matheson is qualified to be a judge, Congressman Matheson and Jonathan Chait are deploying a "weapon of mass distraction," to quote another estimable Democrat, Alan Grayson. No one has questioned Scott Matheson's qualifications; my original post included his sterling credentials, as detailed in a White House press release.
The real question is whether or not the White House used the nomination to influence Congressman Matheson's vote on health care. Did the White House engage in an explicit quid pro quo, i.e., did someone in the administration threaten to hold up the nomination until Matheson agreed in private to vote for the bill?
1:43 PM, Mar 4, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
As reported here earlier, President Obama nominated Congressman Jim Matheson's brother Scott to the Appeals Court yesterday. No one has questioned Scott Matheson's qualifications to be on the bench, but Congressman Matheson is one of the Democrats who voted against the health care bill earlier that President Obama is trying to flip. Is it possible that this appointment was used to persuade Congressman Matheson to change his vote?
Obama names brother of undecided House Dem to Appeals Court.6:15 PM, Mar 3, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Tonight, Barack Obama will host ten House Democrats who voted against the health care bill in November at the White House; he's obviously trying to persuade them to switch their votes to yes. One of the ten is Jim Matheson of Utah. The White House just sent out a press release announcing that today President Obama nominated Matheson's brother Scott M. Matheson, Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
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