By Ann Brown
U.S. Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) is in hot water. Her campaign collected funds for a primary that was not going to take place. In all, Love, who has been serving as the U.S. Representative for Utah’s 4th congressional district since 2015, raised $1,153,624.
“In April, Love secured the nomination to seek a third term for her seat in Utah’s 4th congressional district at Utah’s nominating convention. In Utah, if a candidate receives such a nomination at a convention, like Love did, then no primary is held,” CNN reported. Despite having already secured the nomination, her campaign continued to raise funds after the convention to the tune of $372,468 specifically designated for the primary that her campaign knew would not take place.
So the Federal Election Commission informed Love’s campaign that it has to refund the money. It sent Love a letter in August saying her campaign had violated federal guidelines about money for primaries. “In Utah, candidates are not allowed to raise such funds if they have no primary, according to the FEC and experts specializing in election law,” CNN reported. Love, the first Black female Republican elected to Congress and the first Haitian Click here to read entire article