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The Houdini of Congress is retiring – Jim Matheson (UT-04)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 2:40pm
Matheson Voted With Obama screen cap

Jim Matheson has been the Harry Houdini of modern politics, a Democrat surviving in a heavily Republican Utah district which became even more Republican after the 2010 redistricting.

But he still beat Mia Love in 2012. By a few hundred votes. In Utah. With Romney at the top of the ticket.

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“This is the America we know because we built it”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 12:53pm

Mia Love voting in Utah-04.

Inspirational.

 
 
 

Mia Love surges to double digit lead in Utah-04

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 2, 2012 at 12:29am

I certainly don’t want to get overly confident, but this is very good news, via The Salt Lake Tribune:

For 12 years, Jim Matheson has been a political escape artist, managing to wiggle free from every trap the Utah Republicans have thrown his way.

But after six successful elections, his charmed political run...

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Romney cuts commercial for Mia Love

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 4:45pm

Mia Love is in a tight race in Utah-04 against Democratic incumbent Jim Matheson.

While recent polling had Love slightly ahead, the race is expected to be close.

As a Democrat in a majority Republican district, Matheson tries to keep quiet about his support of Obama.  Matheson needs a lot of voters to...

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Encouraging signs for Mia B. Love (UT-04)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 2:27pm

October has been a month full of good news for Mia Love. The Operation Counterweight member running for Congress in Utah’s newly created 4th Congressional District has faced an uphill battle since she entered the race.

She began her campaign in the Republican primary with little name recognition or money to speak...

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Utah-04 is in Love

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 10:00am

I’m not getting overly confident, but this is encouraging, Latest poll: Mia Love pulls ahead of Jim Matheson in 4th District race:

Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love has overcome a double-digit deficit to overtake Rep. Jim Mathesonin Utah’s hotly contested 4th Congressional District, the latest Deseret News/KSL poll shows.

Love, a Republican, now...

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A vote for Jim Matheson is a vote for Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:20pm

One of the biggest electoral scams in the country is being run by Jim Matheson in Utah-04 against Mia B. Love.

As detailed here before, Matheson plays a Democratic moderate on TV, and strategically votes against his party on high profile votes when his vote doesn’t matter either because (as under Speaker...

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Love-Bongino-Hinckley Money Bombs

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 31, 2012 at 4:00pm

The Love Bomb now has surpassed $200,000.

This provides an enormous boost to Mia Love’s campaign as it provides cash to fund the type of local effort that outside groups cannot by law do.  It still leaves her with only half the cash on hand as Democrat Jim Matheson.  The publicity from her RNC...

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RNC Tuesday Night Open (Update – attempt to deface Mia Love Wikipedia page)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 8:25pm

The line up is packed tonight, including Mia Love, who just finished her speech:

If you haven’t contributed to her Money Bomb, what are you waiting for?

Need more motivation, read what some smug creep at The Nation says about people like Mia, RNC Schedule: Tokenism Extraordinaire.  Tokens? People like that writer are the real...

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Love Bomb!

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 8:43am

Mia B. Love will be speaking at the RNC tonight with the theme “The America I Know.”

As you know from prior coverage here, she’s in a tough fight in the newly formed and heavily Republican Utah-04 district against incumbent Jim Matheson, who has family name recognition (his father was a former Governor) and a...

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Snap out of your funk, damn it

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 10:01pm

Not a great day.

Someone I know, an indefatigable blogger, decided to go to bed early.

Don’t focus on the bad.  Think about the great candidates we have like Mia B. Love, who just rolled out this video:

Remember Operation Counterweight.

Do I have to come over and slap you?

 
 
 

Mia B. Love on Hannity: “The hope and change we would like to see happen lies in people” not government

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 9:37am

Mia B. Love appeared on the Sean Hannity Show last night.

The topic of the Barack Obama / Elizabeth Warren theory that people owe their success to government came up:

Meanwhile, Love had a good fundraising quarter, tying incumbent Jim Ma...

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Mia B. Love “the fresh new face of the GOP”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 11:58am

Mia B. Love appeared on MSNBC today, and it was a pretty fair segment.

As noted here before, while Jim Matheson is beatable, it’s not going to be easy.  Matheson falsely portrays himself as a moderate.

That “outside money” rolling in mentioned at the end will not pay the campaign bills, so she...

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Jim Matheson plays a moderate on TV

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 9:39am

I guess Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson running against Mia Love in the new Utah-04 district is a moderate compared to Nancy Pelosi.  His claim to moderation is that on a small number of key votes he has voted against his party, but not when his vote mattered.

Matheson was one of almost three dozen...

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Yes, Mia B. Love will need our help

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 22, 2012 at 10:43am

In previous posts we have noted that Mia B. Love will receive financial support from various Republican groups in her race against incumbent Democrat Jim Matheson.

That led me and many readers to believe that Love is all set for money.  But that is a misunderstanding.  The support she will get will be...

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Update on Mia B. Love’s Utah Congressional bid

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 3:35pm

After she handled her fellow Republican candidates at the Utah convention back in April, Mia Love is receiving a substantial boost from her party to aide her attempt to oust Democrat Congressman Jim Matheson in the newly created 4th Congressional District.

Many Republicans have been vocal in their support for Mia Love,...

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Mia B. Love – “One of the 10 most important races in the country this year”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 5:04pm

It’s always interesting to see how the MSM covers a story we have been covering for several months, but the MSM acts amazed.

This time it’s Mia B. Love, being interviewed by Jonathan Karl of ABC News:

Mia Love is unlike any Congressional candidate ever —...

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