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RNC Ladies’ Night: Will It Work? Mia Love glides into spotlight at RNC convention

Mia Love, GOP’s African American Mormon Candidate, Rocks RNC ABC News (blog) Mia Love had only two minutes to speak yesterday.  Her time slot was during the 7p hour when most delegates are still milling around the hall and not paying much attention.  But she managed to do what many of the later bigger name speakers failed to do:  energize the hall and bring the delegates to their feet.

Mia Love Speech At Republican Convention Addresses ‘American Dream’ Huffington Post Republican congressional candidate Mia Love addressed the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Tuesday night. The GOP contender running for Utah’s 4th district House seat told her audience, “The America I grew up knowing was centered in self-reliance and filled with possibilities of living the American dream.”

Mia Love speaks at Republican National Convention Washington Post Video Utah congressional candidate Mia Love spoke Tuesday night during a coveted slot at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

Convention speech highlights Mia Love’s GOP rise Daily Caller Mia Love gave a stemwinder of a speech to kick off the prime time hour on day one of the Republican National Convention, a speech that brought the audience to its feet in cheers. Love, the congressional candidate for Utah’s 4th District, is seen as a potential rising star in the Republican Party.

Mia Love Speaks at the Republican National Convention BET (blog) A transcript of the Republican candidate for Congress’ speech.

Notes from RNC: Mia Love, Ann Romney deliver with convention speeches …Utah delegates anxiously waited for the opportunity to officially nominate Mitt Romney and to hear the speeches of Mia Love and Ann Romney. Love and Romney both delivered strong speeches, with a crowd easily engaged. The delegates got what they wanted and more. Love’s speech appeared to set the tone of the convention as Republicans championed the phrase “We Built It,” while Ann Romney brought the human aspect into a political world where policies and politics are dissected.

Mia Love To RNC: ‘Let Me Tell You About The America I Know’ TPM Newcomer Mia Love, a House candidate from Utah, riled the Republican National Convention with her speech Tuesday night. Love is challenging six-term Democratic Jim Matheson — and if elected, she would be the first black Republican woman in Congress.

Rising GOP star Mia Love glides into the spotlight at convention Fox News …But by the end of the Republican National Convention, she could be, after delivering her breakout speech Tuesday evening in Tampa. Her profile and backstory alone have made her a compelling presence in the conservative movement. She is a first-generation Haitian-American, a Mormon and a small-town Utah mayor. Love, who is black, is also running for Congress in mostly white Utah. If elected, she would be the first black Republican woman ever to serve in Congress.

The Rising Star and the Birther The Atlantic  The Republican National Convention’s first evening session paired two speakers who represent opposing poles of hope and fear within today’s GOP: the impressive daughter of Haitian immigrants who is seeking to become a representative from Utah, and an actress who has sought to tarnish President Obama by questioning if the Hawaii-born son of a Kenyan father and American mother is in fact constitutionally eligible to hold the office of the presidency.

GOP Platform Aims To Garner Female Votes NPR Audio at link In her convention speech, Ann Romney talked about the role of women in America. Host Michel Martin caught up with Rep. Marsha Blackburn before the speech. Blackburn says the concerns of women voters were key in drafting the Republican platform. She co-chairs the GOP platform committee, and heads the Women’s Policy Committee in the House.

RNC Ladies’ Night: Will It Work? The Nation As I previously reported, the Republican National Convention—in the hopes of softening the party’s well-deserved reputation for being hostile to women—scheduled many women speakers on Tuesday night. So when I ventured onto the floor this evening, I tried to ask influential Republican women about the challenge their party faces among women voters. Their answers varied widely, and demonstrated that, other than constantly changing the subject to the economy, they do not have an answer.

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