Matheson campaigns in SLC for 4th District seat

Posted at 12:34 PM, Aug 28, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-28 14:34:39-04

Jim Matheson spoke from Salt Lake Community College on Tuesday. The congressman says Mia Love's plan is to stop federal college student aid.

Matheson spoke with a big group of students on campus as he reaches out to younger voters.

This is a critical time in his campaign, as he runs for the newly drawn 4th District. His opponent, Mia Love, has gained a lot of attention, both nationally and internationally. She will be taking the stage Tuesday evening during the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Polls have Matheson between 15 and 18 percentage points ahead of Love, and political analysts say there is a slim change the Saratoga Springs mayor will beat the six term congressman.

Matheson said previously that he is not impressed by Love's speaking engagement at the convention. Matheson says she is focused on the Republican party where as he is focused on Utah and the people in the 4th District.