Democrat Ben McAdams leads Republican Rep. Mia Love in Utah

Democrats may have flipped another Republican-held congressional seat on Tuesday, when The Associated Press projected challenger Ben McAdams had beaten Republican Rep. Mia Love of Utah. Love, the first and only black female Republican in Congress, was seeking a third term.

McAdams led Love by fewer than 700 votes, and if Love received 20 more votes she would have been able to request a recount under state law.

McAdams’ possible would win add to the Democrats’ majority in the House when the new Congress convenes in January after midterm elections in which they flipped more than three dozen seats that had been held by Republicans.

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