Bidding to become the first Republican African American woman congressman, Utah's Mia Love came up just a little bit short.
With all precincts reporting, Matheson led Love by less than 3,000 votes - a margin so slim that the Associated Press had yet to call the race in favor of the Democrat. But Love conceded early Wednesday morning, offering Matheson her congratulations and thanking her supporters.
"Congratulations to Jim on a hard-fought victory," Love said in a statement. "It was a close race, but ultimately the voters of Utah have spoken. I want to thank the hundreds of volunteers and staff who worked tirelessly for my campaign, and am humbled by their dedication and commitment to the betterment of Utah and our nation. I plan on continuing to work on promoting conservative issues and look forward to returning to Saratoga Springs and spending more time with my family."
This is one special woman, and one special politician. No doubt she will land on her feet and we will hear from her again.