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Mia Love tops Google searches after ‘rousing’ speech at GOP convention

Mia Love, a 36-year-old black Mormon congressional candidate, exploded onto the national stage with her speech at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night. 

By Wednesday, “Mia Love” had become the fastest-rising search term on Google.

If Love defeats incumbent Rep. Jim Matheson (D) in Utah’s newly formed 4th district, she will become the first black Republican woman elected to Congress.

In her speech, she talked about how her parents came to the United States from Haiti with “$10 in their pockets and a hope that the America they heard about really did exist.”

{mosads}She also went on the offensive against President Obama, claiming that he doesn’t value entrepreneurship.

“Mr. President, I’m here to tell you that the American people are awake, and we aren’t buying what you’re selling in 2012,” she said to thunderous applause. 

Conservative media outlets praised the speech. National Review’s Corner blog called it “electrifying,” and Hot Air called Love a “rising star” who delivered a “rousing speech.” 

In a recent interview with The Hill, Love, who served as a council member and mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, said making history was not part of her plans growing up.

“This is not something I said I wanted to grow up and do; this wasn’t on my radar at all,” she said.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), now the Republicans’ choice for vice president, praised Love ahead of her star turn.

“What we love about Mia is she is a reformer,” Ryan wrote in an email last month. “She’s got the kind of leadership skills and the tenacity to actually fix this country’s problems. We need people who are willing to take tough votes and apply leadership to get us out of the mess we are in.”

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