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LDS politician Mia Love breaks the GOP mold, but can she win?
MR says: GOP leaders say electing this Mormon mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, to congress is one their top priorities.If Mia Love hadn’t been born 36 years ago to a pair of near-penniless Haitian immigrants, she might have been invented in a laboratory by scheming Republican scientists.
A small-town Utah mayor and big-time congressional hopeful, Love is conservative, black and Mormon -- not your typical candidate ingredients, but that makes her profile all the more compelling in a year when the nation's first black president is seeking reelection against a candidate bidding to become the nation's first Mormon chief executive.
Her candidacy practically cries out: Exclusionary? Not the Mormon Church! Not the Republican Party!
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