Love is sweeping the country

Utah Republicans nominated the impressive Mia Love to run against incumbent Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson in the newly created Fourth Congressional District. John Fund covered the story for NRO. Ms. Love Love, the 37-year-old daughter of Haitian immigrants and the mayor of Saratoga Springs, a community of 18,000 outside Salt Lake City, was the Tea Party candidate in the Republican field for the nomination. Fund writes:

Love’s presence in Congress would certainly shake up the House. I met her at CPAC, the annual conservative conference, where she gave a stirring speech: “According to liberals, I’m not supposed to exist. I know that I am going to be a target for the Left. I have something to say to them: Game On.”

Love is perfectly representative of the Tea Party movement. She is smart, engaged and knowledgeable, harking back to first principles to guide us in our way forward. Hear her out in Glenn Reynolds’s InstaVision interview of her for PJTV last month, posted here and on YouTube (below). (I dissent only from her enthusiasm for Ron Paul.)

William Jacobson, who has been following Love for a while, made the case that she is an eminently viable candidate prior to her nomination and celebrated her nomination over the weekend.

Love’s site is here; contribute to her campaign here. Listen to Ella Fitzgerald sing “Love Is Sweeping the Country” by George and Ira Gershwin, from Of Thee I Sing, here.

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