Mia Love Election Results: Jim Matheson Bests Republican Challenger

Mia Love Loses House Race
Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, Mia Love addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, Mia Love addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Mia Love conceded in a hotly contested congressional race against incumbent Rep. Jim Matheson (D) in Utah's 2nd congressional district.

Love, a rising star in the Republican party who had a prominent speaking role during August's party convention, was narrowly defeated, Fox-13 reports. According to The Hill, Love lost by fewer than 3,000 votes.

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