Wednesday, we're back at the Hinckley Institute of Politics for a conversation with Democratic Representative Jim Matheson. He's running for his seventh term in Washington, though this time it's in Utah's new 4th Congressional District. In a decidedly red state, it's little surprise that a Democrat would stand some tough competition, but many observers were shocked when the latest poll showed a 21-point swing in favor of challenger Mia Love. Doug talks to Matheson about the issues and why he thinks he's best positioned to represent the district's Republican majority.
We invited Mayor Mia Love to participate in our Meet the Candidates series. She originally agreed to join us, but has since declined. We asked the campaign why; they declined to give a reason.
For more on our 2012 Meet the Candidates series in partnership with the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, follow the links below: