UTAH: Democrat Ben McAdams Flips US House Seat

The Salt Lake Tribune reports:

Final vote counts Tuesday showed that Democrat Ben McAdams did not jump the gun when he declared victory a day earlier over two-term Republican Rep. Mia Love. He won by 694 votes, or a margin of 50.129 percent to 49.871. That margin of 0.258 was just barely outside the 0.25 percent that would have allowed Love to request a recount.

“Now it’s time to get to work representing the people of Utah in Congress,” McAdams, the mayor of Salt Lake County, said Tuesday. “It’s time to bring people together and move forward.”

Love, the only black female Republican in the House, was expected to issue a statement later about the race. Her staff said she is out of state for Thanksgiving, and would not give any interviews until after the holiday.