Newcomer Mia Love, a House candidate from Utah, riled the Republican National Convention with her speech Tuesday night. Love is challenging six-term Democratic Jim Matheson — and if elected, she would be the first black Republican woman in Congress.
"Let me tell you about the America I know. My parents immigrated to this country with $10 in their pocket, and a hope that the America they had heard about really did exist," Love said. "When tough times came, they didn't look to Washington — they looked within. So the America I grew up knowing was centered in self-reliance, and filled with the possibilities of living the American dream."
Love said America is divided under Obama, and that the president: "often [pits] us against each other based on our income level, gender and social status. His policies have failed us — we're not better off than we were four years ago, and no rhetoric, bumper sticker or Hollywood campaign ad can change that."