#Election2014: Mia Love Wins in Utah; Becomes First Black Female Republican Ever Elected to Congress

Republican Mia Love celebrates with her father after winning the race for Utah's 4th Congressional District during the Utah State GOP election night watch party. (AP)
Republican Mia Love celebrates with her father after winning the race for Utah’s 4th Congressional District during the Utah State GOP election night watch party. (AP)

Republican Mia Love has won the race for Utah’s 4th Congressional District, becoming the first black female Republican ever elected to Congress.

Love’s win over Democrat Doug Owens means Utah Democrats will no longer have any representatives in Congress. She will replace longtime Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson, who chose not to seek another term.

Love, the former mayor of Saratoga Springs, narrowly lost to Matheson two years ago.

Owens is a Salt Lake City attorney and son of the late U.S. Rep. Wayne Owens of Utah.

SOURCE: AP

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