GOP's Mia Love finally concedes  House seat 18 days after election
Representative Mia Love (R-UT). Photo by Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The lone black female Republican serving in the House conceded her seat to her Democratic opponent 18 days after the "blue wave" midterm election upended the balance of power in Congress.


According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Mia Love -- who was disparaged by President Donald Trump after the election -- acknowledged that she lost to her opponent Ben McAdams (D) in Utah’s close 4th Congressional District.

In a tweet, McAdams wrote, "Today, I spoke with Rep. Mia Love who called to graciously congratulate me on the outcome of the election. I thanked her for her service to our state and country. I wish her the best. There’s a tremendous amount of work to get done and we need bipartisan unity to do it."

Love has called a press conference for 10 a.m. Monday at Utah Republican Party headquarters in Salt Lake City.

You can see his tweet below: