Republican Mia Love, center left, celebrates with her father, Jean Maxime Bourdeau, after winning the race for Utah's 4th Congressional District during a GOP election night watch party, Salt Lake City Nov. 4, 2014. (AP/Rick Bowmer)
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Mia Love instantly became the darling of the Republican Party after being elected as its first black female member of Congress – and she is a Mormon to boot.Born Ludmya Bourdeau in Brooklyn to Haitian-American parents, Love catapulted herself into Washington's political spotlight by winning the Mormon-dominated western U.S. state's Fourth Congressional District.Love made headlines when she took the stage at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida – which nominated Mitt Romney, also a Mormon, as its presidential nominee."And Mia Love is potentially the poster child for diversity in the party," he added.Despite proclaiming her first-black-Republican-congresswoman credentials in her victory speech Tuesday night, Love was keen Wednesday to downplay suggestions that her race or gender won the election.Commentators agreed that Love is a real asset for the Republicans.
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