Mia Love swoops into congress in a historic defeat, as she becomes the first black Republican woman to head to Congress.
Mia Love has made history in Utah after becoming the first black Republican woman to be elected to United States Congress.
The former Mayor of Saratoga Springs defeated her Democratic opponent Doug Owens in the race to represent Utah’s 4th congressional district late last night.
During her victory speech, Love said ‘there is great cause for confidence’ as she runs with Utahns towards the ‘challenges of our time’.
Owens tweeted at 11:25 p.m. that he had called Love to concede the race.
His campaign manager told Fox 13 News that Love won the race by a margin of 50 per cent to 46 per cent.
‘Thank you for the trust you have placed in me,’ Love said in a statement. ‘I will work every day to be deserving of it.
‘Regardless of who you voted for today, I hope you know that I am going to Washington to represent everyone in the district and invite you to engage with me in finding real solutions to the challenges we face as a country.’
The Republican also pledged to ‘work every day to keep the federal government out of your lives, out of your pockets, and out of your way so you can run toward your own American Dream’.