The 4th Congressional District election between GOP Rep. Mia Love and Democrat Ben McAdams is too close to call, as the two remained neck-and-neck through most of the night.
The last updated poll shows McAdams ahead by less than three points with all precincts reporting. With mail-in ballots still outstanding, the numbers are too close to call at the end of election night.
Read on to review each candidate’s campaign stances on important issues to Utah voters.
Love championed lowering taxes, saying on her website, “Tax rates on both individuals and businesses are too high, discouraging investment and endangering the American dream.”
McAdams followed more in line with the Democratic platform.
“Ben supports tax reform that makes the tax system simpler, fairer and more predictable … He criticized the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act because it favored the wealthy over the middle class”, he said on his website.
Love’s website made it clear that she wanted to repeal and scrap the Affordable Care Act, saying “she has repeatedly voted to repeal Obamacare and its most damaging provisions.”
McAdams’ website indicated he wanted “to work with both parties to fix the Affordable Care Act, rather than just scrapping it.” He also listed the achievements he has had with expanding Medicare for Utah citizens as the mayor of Salt Lake County.
McAdams wanted to better secure our border, but make legal immigration more common. It is also noted that he is a supporter of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
On his website, McAdams’ said he wanted “undocumented immigrants to come out of the shadows and more recognition of the important role immigrants play in the U.S. economy.”
Love made it clear she was fighting for a more secure border and supported legal immigration. Her site said, “She will continue working to prevent visa overstays, which account for nearly 40% of the illegal immigration in the country.”