NBC's Luke Russert interviews Utah Congressional candidate Mia Love who is vying to be the first African American Republican Congresswoman in history.
Mia Love sees the campaign that President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are conducting as “disrespectful,” quoting the so-called “war on women,” and Biden’s recent comments on the campaign trail when he told a crowd that Republicans “want to put ya’ll back in chains.”
“Well, when you think about it, let's look at the 'war on women,' I mean, he's tries to politically get women to vote for men,” the Utah congressional candidate said. “And if you think about Joe Biden's comments, "They want to put ya'll back in chains," I think it's absolutely disrespectful to the office that they hold. I deserve a president that sees me as a human being.”
But Love feels that her race won’t be a factor in her effort to become the Republican’s first African-American congresswoman, saying that her race and gender “doesn’t matter.”
Asked how the Republican Party reaches out to groups its struggling with like African Americans, Latinos, women, and young voters, Love said the GOP just needs to focus on what she says American’s care about, which is the economy.
“I think that what they need to do is continue doing what the Republicans are doing right now, what Mitt Romney is doing, and that's focusing on the economy,” Love said. “That's what people really care about.”