Next stop Congress. Mia Love received the GOP nomination to replace departing Rep. Jim Matheson yesterday in Utah. She won with an impressive 78% of the vote. She is now one step closer to being the first black female Republican to be elected to Congress. Love, who will turn 39 in December, could also become the youngest member of the Black Caucus.
The Huffington Post wrote on Love’s alleged misuse of official e-mail for campaign purposes. That will likely blow over but the story contained an interesting tidbit:
Huffington Post: “One string of emails setting up an interview with The Hill newspaper last August starts off in normal scheduling territory, but Love makes it political by suggesting she’s using the outlet to set up a fundraising opportunity. “I think this was one that would help us tap into the black community nationally,” Love writes at one point in agreeing to an interview with Niall Stanage. “It’s all positive and hopefully we could raise some funds from it.”