District Profile: Trump Casts A Long Shadow In Utah's 4th Congressional District

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U.S. Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 3, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Comments about religious freedom, as well as general bad language, have caused many Utah Republicans — including Mitt Romney — to shy away from Donald Trump.

Trump’s campaign is also affecting the race for Congress in Utah’s 4th District. The incumbent, Republican Mia Love, the first black Republican woman in Congress, beat Democrat Doug Owens in 2014 by about 7,000 votes. The two are set for a rematch in November.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with KUER News Director Terry Gildea about what’s at stake in the race.

Hear more from Here & Now‘s district profile series.


Terry Gildea, news director at KUER in Salt Lake City, Utah. He tweets @tergildea.

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