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Mormon Mia Love hopes to become the first black Republican woman in Congress

June 27, 2012
source: Washington Post

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MR says: Mia Love is running for Utah State Congress in the 4th congressional district.

Other than her conservatism, there is little about Mia Love that doesn’t stand out in Utah. She is a black Republican, a 36-year-old mother of three, a fitness instructor and mayor of a growing town.

Now, her congressional race against a popular incumbent whom Republicans have struggled to defeat has made Love a minor celebrity among GOP stalwarts.

She recently introduced herself to a group of teachers, standing in the gilded state Capitol, which historically has been the domain of white men, by describing her Haitian American father.

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