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Mia Love will become the first Black Republican Congresswoman in American history after winning a close race in Utah’s 4th Congressional District. Love defeated Democrat Doug Owens after a hard-fought race that saw her campaigning with former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, among other things. As the votes came in Tuesday the race was quite close, though Love ultimately pulled away, taking 50% of the votes to Owens’ 46%. Born in Brooklyn to Haitian parents, Love moved to Utah in 1998. She served for six years on the Saratoga Springs city council, then ran successfully for mayor in 2009. Love first rand for Congress in 2012, but lost to Democrat Jim Matheson.