Mitt Romney in Utah to rally support for Mia Love’s run for Congress

Posted at 10:19 PM, Oct 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-09 08:57:06-04

LEHI, Utah -- Utah's favorite adopted son is throwing his support to Mia Love again.

Mitt Romney was in town Wednesday night to tout why Utahns should vote for the Republican candidate running in the Utah's Fourth Congressional District.

Decked out in an orange suit, jacket and jeans, Mia Love stood on stage speaking to a crowd of supporters.

"I'm running for you, I'm running for Utah, I'm running for freedom," she said.

This is her second shot at running for Utah's Fourth Congressional District, and this is the second time she has Mitt Romney by her side.

FOX 13 News caught up with the former presidential candidate before the big event inside the Show Barn at Thanksgiving Point.

"She is the best, and she'll have a disproportionately large voice in Washington," Romney said. "We need some real progress finally there, and Mia has a platform that represents change but she also has a large voice in my party and she will across the nation, so I'm excited to see her in this race and I'm planning on seeing her win if we can get everyone out to vote."

Gov. Herbert is also throwing his clout behind Love, saying a win would mean making history.

"This is a big race for Utah, who is going to represent us in the Fourth District in Washington D.C. is important," he said. "I think we have an opportunity, and I'm a little partisan with this because I'm Republican, with Mia Love bringing I think some local government expertise, a great personality and something unique. First African-American female Congresswoman in history."

Love used the biblical story about David and Goliath to narrate her desire to get to Washington.

"My favorite line is when we knew David ran to meet Goliath," she said. "Think about that. He ran toward a seemingly impossible challenge. That is the kind of courage we need to have as we take on the Goliaths of our out of control spending."

The Republican is running against Democrat Doug Owens. FOX 13 News reached out to him about Romney’s support for Love, but he had no comment.

FOX 13 News also asked Romney about a potential Presidential bid in 2016, but the Republican said he had no plans.