|Mia Love: "Well, I tried hard y'all!"|
Those polls out in Utah were clearly way out of whack. From Reuters, about the conservative Republican: "Rising Republican star Mia Love, who would have become the first black Republican woman elected to Congress, was defeated in Utah on Tuesday by a moderate Democrat known for crossing party lines. Six-time Democratic incumbent Representative Jim Matheson, Utah's lone Democrat in Washington, won the race for the state's newly created 4th district by less than a percentage point, according to the final vote tally."
More: "'It was a close race, but ultimately the voters of Utah have spoken. Congratulations to Jim on a hard-fought victory,' said Love, the 36-year-old mayor of Saratoga Springs. I've gotten to know so many of you. I take away thousands of friends that I didn't have before. I love this state and this country and I'm just proud to be a Utahn and proud to be an American,' she said."