Love’s polling firm, Public Opinion Strategies, said that Love is now leading the race, 51-36, and “This heavily Republican district is coming home.” POS said its July poll of the district showed Matheson leading 51-38, meaning the race took a 28-point swing.

Love said in a statement that the support is “encouraging.”

“Sadly, Jim Matheson has turned to false attacks on my community and my family. Now is the time for Jim Matheson to stop his negative campaign,” she said.