Mia B. Love on Hannity: “The hope and change we would like to see happen lies in people” not government
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 Matheson, but lags far behind because Matheson started with so much more in the bank:
She pulled in $355,100 from early April to the end of June, a period before and after she locked up the GOP nomination at the state convention. Matheson, a 12-year Democratic incumbent, took in $361,500 in the same period.
It’s unusual for a challenger to mirror the fundraising of an incumbent and even rarer for one to outperform a sitting lawmaker.
Love predicted Matheson’s financial support will wane in reaction to his vote last week to repeal the Affordable Care Act — even though he voted against a similar repeal effort 18 months ago.
In between those votes, Matheson has backed repealing some pieces of the health-care overhaul.
“He is playing politics of personal preservation, and he no longer puts Utah first,” Love said. “I think we’ll see people start to recognize that.” …
Matheson noted he starts with a significant financial edge. He ended June with $1.28 million at his disposal, while Love had $277,200.
Love’s total would have been much smaller except for support from other Republican candidates:
Love’s total would likely have been far smaller without the support of big name Republicans such as House Speaker John Boehner, of Ohio, and Sen. John McCain, of Arizona. They were among the 65 sitting members of Congress who contributed to her campaign, accounting for $156,000 in the past few months.
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