McAdams, the only Democrat in Utah’s congressional delegation, won by less than 700 votes, defeating Love’s bid for a third term in the district that includes portions of Salt Lake and Utah counties.

Love said while there are at least three possible candidates she could support in the 4th District, none of them have decided to get in the race. Those who have, she said, don’t have the ability to successfully take on the former Salt Lake County mayor.

So Love, now a commentator for CNN who often broadcasts from a studio in her Saratoga Springs home, said she’s positioned to tap a network of supporters this fall if she feels the GOP choices are lacking.

“I still have some time. I still have all of my fundraising mechanisms in place. I still am close friends with the people who can make it happen in Washington and here,” Love said. “When I need to turn on that faucet, I’ll turn it on.”