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Mia Love

Mormon political control of Utah may be slipping, election shows

By Jana Riess — November 7, 2018

(RNS) — Despite the opposition of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Utah voters affirmed medical marijuana. Although Mormonism remains deeply influential in this red state, the church is gradually losing its political control.

Are Mormons the new conscience of the GOP?

By Jana Riess — November 13, 2017

(RNS) — High-profile Mormons from Mitt Romney to Jeff Flake have publicly denounced the actions of fellow Republicans like Roy Moore and President Trump. But their engagement is selective, writes Jana Riess. (COMMENTARY)

Mormon Mia Love makes history as America’s first black Republican Congresswoman

By Jana Riess — November 5, 2014

Last night, Mia Love made history. I disagree with her positions on guns, healthcare, education, and just about everything else, but the woman has moxie. I’ll give her that.

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