Salt Lake City, Utah- (ABC4 News) – One day later, and the most heated race for Utah’s Congressional Delegation is still too close to call.
Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams is holding on to a two-point lead over Representative Mia Love.
President Trump called out Love in a national news conference for not embracing his agenda on the campaign trail.
“Mia Love gave me no love and she lost, too bad. Sorry about that Mia,” he said.
Love’s race hasn’t been called, but she is trailing.
Local experts say embracing the president wouldn’t have changed that.
“Trump’s approval ratings in the 4th Congressional District are the lowest of all of the districts, so it would not have helped Mia Love to try to run alongside him. She was smart to distance her self from him,” said Morgan Lyon Cotti with the Hinckley Institute of Politics.
She says even though that was a smart move, Love is still in danger of losing her seat.
“It’s always better to be in the lead. Ben McAdams has a pretty sizable lead at this point, we’ll have to see major changes for Mia Love to be able to make up that difference.”
Another big race too close to call is Proposition 4, to create an independent redistricting commission.
It’s holding on by a razor-thin margin.
“As votes came in from those rural areas, those more conservative areas of the state, that lead has really diminished,” said Lyon Cotti.
Democrats have made some small gains in the state legislature. They have flipped three seats in the House and may get one more.
In the Senate, they flipped one seat.
It was also a really big night for Democrats in Salt Lake County.
Love’s campaign has not responded to the president’s comments.