When Mia Love addresses the Republican National Convention on Tuesday afternoon, it will be the coming-out party for the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. Love, a Mormon, is running for the congressional seat in Utah’s 4th District, and is aiming to defeat Jim Matheson, the popular Democratic incumbent. If she wins, she’ll be the first black woman the GOP has ever sent to Congress.
Polls have shown her trailing Matheson by a sizable margin for some time, but her speech Tuesday could put her on the radars of donors across the country, whose dollars might enable her to tighten the race.
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