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It's Final: No Love in Utah-4

democratic salt lake county mayor ben mcadams stands with his family as he speaks at a news conference.

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 05:52 PM Current | Bio | Archive

With the news Wednesday that Rep. Mia Love was actually defeated in Utah’s 4th District, the last word on the eleven races that were undecided November 6th is finally in.

As of Friday, only two of the eleven remained in Republican hands — those of Reps. Rob Woodall in Ga.-7 and Will Hurd in Texas-23. The defeat of Love at the hands of Democrat Ben McAdams leaves frequent Trump critic Hurd as the lone black Republican in the U.S. House.

The next U.S. House will have 234 Democrats to 201 Republicans. Having picked up 38 seats in the midterm elections this year, Democrats made their biggest gains in the House since the so-called “Watergate Year” of 1974 (when they took 49 seats from the Republicans).

Final figures show Salt Lake County Mayor McAdams edged out two-termer Love by 694 votes out of more than 139,000 cast. Given the winner’s margin of 0.258 percent of the vote, McAdams avoided the 0.25 percent figure that would have permitted a recount.

After a heated campaign in which candidates both blitzed the airwaves with attack ads, Republican Gov. Gary Herbert tweeted on Friday his hope that voters “will be able to move beyond this unnecessarily divisive campaign and that all our candidates will hold themselves to a higher level of civility in the future.”

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.
 

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