In comes Love…
Conservative Mia Love lost a close race against Matheson in 2012.
Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT) announced today that he will not seek reelection in 2014 opening the door for popular conservative Mia Love.
Five-term Congressman Jim Matheson has announced that he’ll relinquish his Congressional seat following the 2014 midterm elections, likely paving the way for a GOP pick-up. The Utah Democrat made his decision public via his Facebook page:
When I launched my first campaign in 1999, I knew that the arc of my public service would have many chapters. It has been a tremendous privilege to serve the people of Utah during my time in the United States House of Representatives, but my time in the House should not be the sum total of my service. Today, I am announcing that I will not seek reelection to the House of Representatives. Public service has been integral to my life for as long as I can remember. I was raised to value the honor in public service and the responsibility of holding the public trust. My time in Congress has only strengthened these beliefs.