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GOP hopes Mia Love's win a watershed moment for the party
GOP hopes Mia Love's win a watershed moment for the party

She’s a whip-smart and opinionated anomaly, a newcomer to Washington of Haitian immigrant parents. She’s also, the Republican Party hopes, a harbinger of the future. Late Tuesday night, in a narrow, hard-won victory celebrated by her supporters, including her teary-eyed parents, Mia Love became the first black Republican woman elected to Congress. After trailing her Democratic rival, Doug Owens, for most of the night, the 39-year-old Love pulled ahead in late results, winning a seat in the House of Representatives, 50% to 47%. On Wednesday, the Salt Lake Tribune bannered the news: “Love Makes History.” GOP strategists hope Love will help lure African American...

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