BuzzFeed's McKay Coppins tells the story, explaining the request came during an interview with the site.
"Here's what I need you to do for me," she said toward the end of a brief conversation at the Utah Republican Party headquarters. "This is very important. I am running a race against Democrat Jim Matheson, and it's all hands on deck... I need you to put a ticker on your website to say 'Donate to Mia Love.'"
When the request was met with mild befuddlement, Love kept pushing: "Seriously! The time has come for us to no longer just stand on the sidelines and watch and see what happens. If you understand and can see the sincerity of what I'm saying, I need people to take a stand... I need you to put a ticker, and we need to raise a million dollars."
"Will you do that for me?" she concluded.
Informed that BuzzFeed Politics was a nonpartisan news site, she shrugged and offered a half-hearted "Okay."