On Election night it was particularly satisfying to see Mia Love elected to the House of Representatives in Utah’s 4th District.

It was satisfying not just because it was a Republican pick up, but because of our long history of following Mia’s political career from its infancy:

We first covered Mia — and were the first to cover her campaign — in early January 2012, when no one gave her a chance of getting the Republican nomination, Mia B. Love – A conservative political star rises in … Utah:

If you haven’t heard of Ludmya “Mia” B. Love before, you will be hearing a lot more about her. Mia has the potential to be the next big thing in conservative politics. And you heard about her here first!

I remember calling her when her campaign was in its infancy, and she actually picked up her cell phone and gave me an interview as she was in the car driving to an event. She seemed so happy that someone, anyone, was calling with interest in her candidacy.

We backed her campaign in 2012, when she lost by just a few hundred votes, and again this year.

I have no illusions that Mia or any other politician can fulfill all our expectations. She will be under tremendous pressure from Republican leadership and others.  But there also is no doubt that we are better off having Mia in Congress.

Mia Love still would have been a rock star and made history even without Legal Insurrection’s involvement.

Yet, that we and the readership were involved from the outset, long before the Republican establishment caught on, is particularly satisfying to me.  I like to think it’s one of the things we do best.

(video via Mediaite)