Love hits the campaign trail running

By Robert Gehrke — The Salt Lake Tribune

Sandy, UT (November 13, 2013) A year out from what could be a rematch of Mia Love’s nail-biter loss to Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson, Allen West, a former Florida congressman and prominent voice in the tea-party movement, said Wednesday that Congress needs more members like her.”This young lady is a reflection of what America is all about,” West said. “This young lady is a reflection of truth, of what our Founding Fathers meant about how great this nation could be.”

Love and West load donated food for Fisher House. Photo: Salt Lake Tribune

Love and West load donated food for Fisher House. Photo: Salt Lake Tribune

West spoke at a small fundraiser lunch and a town hall meeting with about 100 people supporting Love’s bid for a rematch with Matheson, a seven-term incumbent who beat Love, the mayor of Saratoga Springs, by a slim 768 votes in Utah’s newly drawn 4th Congressional District in 2012.

West and Love took repeated swings at the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

West said people are wrong to resign themselves to Obamacare being “the law of the land,” and Love responded, “Slavery was a law of the land too, right? That doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be changed.”

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