Mia Love Election Results: Jim Matheson Bests Republican Challenger

11/07/2012 02:47 am ET

Mia Love conceded in a hotly contested congressional race against incumbent Rep. Jim Matheson (D) in Utah's 2nd congressional district.

Love, a rising star in the Republican party who had a prominent speaking role during August's party convention, was narrowly defeated, Fox-13 reports. According to The Hill, Love lost by fewer than 3,000 votes.

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