Matheson, Love Prepare for Rematch

U.S. News & World Report interviews Rep. Jim Matheson and Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love about their upcoming contest in Utah’s 4th congressional district, described as one of the hottest races of the 2014 midterm election. 

Writes U.S. News’ Lauren Fox:

Walking out on stage to Queen’s “We Will Rock You” anthem at the August 2012 Republican convention , Love became a symbol for the GOP. She carried a compelling personal story as the child of Haitian immigrants and had experience working with Democrats within her city’s government.

Now she’s taken her nationwide name recognition and paired it with political savvy, hiring GOP guru and former Utah Republican Party Chairman Dave Hansen to lead her campaign. Hansen won attention in Utah in 2012 after helping Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, hold on to his Senate seat.

“We don’t have to start from behind anymore, we have the strategies we need to win,” Love says.

But Matheson’s not afraid of a challenge. The congressman has been in the GOP’s crosshairs for awhile now, facing off in some of the toughest midterm elections for nearly a decade.

“This is a rematch and I am the winner. I wouldn’t discount the fact that we have already had a race, and I won,” Matheson says.