SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah congressional candidate Mia Love is set to speak during a coveted slot at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
Love, a darling of tea-party and conservative Republicans, is characterized by her groundbreaking role in state politics. Utah's first black female mayor, she stands to become the first black Republican woman in Congress if she topples Jim Matheson, a Democrat, in the November election.
The daughter of Haitian immigrants, Love will get her moment in the national spotlight among the first of Republican speakers Tuesday evening.
The 36-year-old took office as mayor of Saratoga Springs two years ago. She's been dubbed a rising GOP star with an unusual background and charisma.
Love plans a 3-minute speech at the convention emphasizing her politics of fiscal discipline, limited government and personal responsibility.
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