The Next Sarah Palin? Black Mayor Mia Love Steals The Spotlight at Republican National Convention

August 29, 2012  |  

Saratoga Springs mayor Mia Love speaking at the RNC. (


John McCain has stumped for her. Paul Ryan has held fundraisers on her behalf. She’s been coached on public speaking by a member of Mitt Romney’s team.

When Mia Love addresses the Republican National Convention on Tuesday afternoon, it will be the coming-out party for the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. Love, a Mormon, is running for the congressional seat in Utah’s 4th District, and is aiming to defeat Jim Matheson, the popular Democratic incumbent. If she wins, she’ll be the first black woman the GOP has ever sent to Congress.


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