Mia Love has prevailed in her second attempt to become a member of Congress.

Love had narrowly lost to incumbent Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson by just 768 votes in 2012.

She is now the first black Republican woman in Congress and the first Haitian-American member of Congress from either party.

Charismatic and ambitious, Love became an instant rock star among Republicans when she ran in 2012, and even gave a speech during the Republican National Convention. Her background as a daughter of immigrants who rose to become mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, was an inspiration to the party.