Last night’s CD4 loss means all Utah GOP leadership should resign

By all rights, Utah’s 4th Congressional District should have been an easy victory for any Republican candidate. The partisan lean ranges from R+13 to R+20 depending on who you talk to. Since its creation, however, Republicans have had a hard time showing numbers anywhere near that. Jim Matheson won by a few hundred votes based on his existing popularity in CD2, having switched to run in CD4 after redistricting. Mia Love won against Doug Owens, a rather weak and feckless Democrat who felt more like their typical sacrificial lamb, by…

Why Mia Love has earned this win

After months and months of this campaign season (about 23 1/2, it feels like), results are only 24 hours away. Mia Love has earned the win she will make official tomorrow night. (My prediction: 8 points. My hope: 10+) I’ve already blogged about some of the reasons I think she will win – good campaign team, good strategy, killer fundraising ability – so tonight I want to focus on the Mia I know and love. She is tough and tender. She is smart and strategic. She has nerves of steel…