Speed Reads

2014 midterms

Mia Love becomes first black Republican woman elected to Congress

Republican candidate Mia Love has won Utah's 4th Congressional District, becoming the first black Republican woman elected to Congress.

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Love has 50 percent of the vote, against Democratic candidate Doug Owens with 47 percent. Owens has announced that he called Love to concede the race.

Love, a local mayor, previously ran for the seat in 2012 and lost very narrowly to incumbent Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson. With Matheson's retirement this year, however, Love was in a solid position to pick up this seat in a deeply GOP state — and even more so in a very Republican year.