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Meet Mia Love, The Mormon Mayor Who May Become The First Black Republican Woman In Congress

MSNBC’s Daily Rundown featured an interesting profile on Saratoga Springs mayor Mia Love, who is on her way to making history as the first black Republican female elected to Congress.

That said, Love tries not to make her race the focus. “We’re focused on color and race when you should be focused on preserving the future, preserving this country,” she told MSNBC’s Craig Melvin.

“You don’t talk about race a lot, do you?” he asked.

“I don’t,” she replied, “because it doesn’t define who I am.” Instead, she would prefer to be known for her conservative beliefs, which the report says is “rooted in her Mormon faith.” For instance, Love says she supports the concept of marriage as being “between a man and a woman,” and that she “would vote to shrink programs aimed at reducing poverty, cut spending, simplify the tax code and overhaul popular programs like Medicare and Social Security.”

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Love is met with her fair share of criticism over her political beliefs, but is also facing speculation by opponents who say that, where her supporters are concerned, voting for a black female makes her fellow Mormons feel they’ve done their part to promote diversity while demonstrating that “whatever people say about Mormons is may be not so true.”

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