Mia Love announces 4th Congressional District candidacy

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By Alexandria Autrey

SALT LAKE CITY — Mia Love officially announced Saturday at the Utah Republican Party’s organizing convention she will run for Utah’s 4th Congressional District seat against incumbent Jim Matheson, and she said she expects to win.

The Saratoga Springs Mayor and 2014 congressional candidate told attendees she wanted them to be the first to know that she was running again, according to a press release from her campaign.

“We have some unfinished business with Jim Matheson,” Love said.

Love thanked convention attendees for their support in last year’s campaign and asked them to join her again.

In 2012 Love’s campaign fell 768 votes short of winning, and Love said the 2012 effort has made her a stronger candidate.

“I am confident in our country,” Love said. “I am confident in our future.  And I have great confidence in the people of Utah and America.”

She added, “We can keep our promises to our seniors and make hard decisions to ensure the future for our children and grandchildren. We can balance the budget and reduce our national debt.  We can reform our tax system, eliminate waste, and return power to the people.  We can reenergize the economy, unleash our entrepreneurs and create real jobs.”

Love said that while falling short in 2012 was tough, she is prepared to spend the time and effort necessary to ensure victory in November 2014.