Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams (D) defeated incumbent GOP Rep. Mia Love by fewer than 700 votes in a hotly contested race for Utah’s 4th Congressional District, turning the district blue for the first time in six years.
The race had been initially too close to call, with both McAdams and Love at different points taking a slight edge over each other. In the end, the Associated Press called the race for the Democrat on Nov. 20.
Polls had showed McAdams with a slight edge over Love, with Sabato’s Crystal Ball shifting her race from a “toss-up” to “leans Democrat” just days before the election.
Love had faced an uphill battle in the district, where President Trump‘s approval rating has been underwater amid a midterm election that has been widely framed as a referendum on the president….