Mia Love Gets Campaign Boost from Tea Party-Aligned Group
A new poll shows that Congresswoman Mia Love (R-UT), the only Black Republican woman in the House, has fallen six points behind her Democratic challenger, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. In an attempt to boost her bid, the DC-based tea party group FreedomWorks announced Monday they are pumping some more cash into Love's re-election bid. The 42-year old daughter of Haitian immigrants will share in $270,000 the conservative group is spending on 21 House races nationwide in the last push to Election Day. Meanwhile, Roll Call reports that the DCCC is set to drop around $250,000 on TV commercials exclusively aimed at helping Love’s opponent, including a Spanish-language ad, that will begin running Tuesday. The announcement of the new spending is on top of more than $1.5 million in independent money that has already poured into the district toward TV spots attacking both candidates. The race is widely seen as the most competitive race in Republican-dominated Utah. More here.