Utah congressional candidate Mia Love will have a place in the national spotlight, landing a prime-time speaking role at the Republican National Convention, the party announced Tuesday.
Love, who is challenging six-term incumbent Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson, will address the GOP gathering in Tampa on the evening of Aug. 28, a coveted prime-time slot for the candidate who has been billed as a rising Republican star.
Love has the early speaking spot Tuesday evening. She will be introduced with a video that highlights her personal story and tenure as mayor of Saratoga Springs before her speech.
She is scheduled to be followed by former presidential candidate and Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, then a parade of governors that includes Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. The evening ends with a keynote address from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
“It’s a great introduction for Mia to her future constituents in the 4th Congressional District, and it shows how well Mia can represent on the national stage, which is what being in Congress is all about,” said Utah Republican Party Chairman Thomas Wright. “It will show she embraces her party’s nominee, while her opponent says he embraces his, but won’t go to the national convention.”
As a treat, and for those who need to get to know her a bit better, here’s her new ad:
Mia sent a nice tweet thanking us for this post. She’s the real deal peeps, let’s make sure we get her to Washington! Here’s her tweet with my response.