Democrat Ben McAdams Flips Utah House Seat Held by Mia Love

Democrat Ben McAdams flipped a U.S. House seat in Utah’s 4th District, beating Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) by fewer than 700 votes. The Associated Press reports the final vote took two weeks to settle, and Love was just 20 votes shy of being able to request a recount. McAdams ran as a moderate while painting Love as a Trump-friendly partisan in the conservative state. “This race was about connecting with Utah,” McAdams said while declaring victory Monday evening. “This race was about who was best positioned to serve Utah and working to not get it caught up in a national, partisan election.” Love, the only black Republican woman in Congress, did not respond to AP’s request for comment. McAdams’ win adds another seat to the more than three dozen GOP seats that went from red to blue during the 2018 midterm elections.