Utah Republican Senate candidate faces mixed reactions to campaign viral rap video


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A Republican nominee running for the Utah State Senate dropped a rap-style video promoting her campaign — sparking ridicule from social media users.

Utah’s grandmother, Linda Paulson, is running for the Utah Senate seat in District 12. She announced her candidacy in the video, which was posted to YouTube.

Paulson, who appeared to be having a blast in the video, started her rapping by dancing and professing her love for “God and family and the Constitution.”

“I tried to get another conservative to run. Nobody could. So I get it done,” said the grandmother.


Paulson said she is pro-religious liberty, pro-life, pro-police, pro-right to bear arms and pro-free speech.

Paulson then drops a line about:supporting the traditional family as the fundamental unit of society.”

Paulson also jokes, “Just to clarify… as an adult woman, I know what a woman is.”

“If you share my values, if you love what I stand for, give me your vote on November 8,” the candidate said. District 12 needs a choice. Let me be your voice.’

“Linda Paulson, Linda Paulson for Senate,” Paulson concludes, raising her hand.

The video has been viewed more than 74,000 times on Paulson’s YouTube channel and has been viewed millions of times after being shared by several Twitter users.

It received mixed reception on social media, with some users describing it as cringing and looking bad for Republicans.

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“Imagine voting for an adult who really thought this was a good idea,” read an acclaimed YouTube comment.

“Her granddaughter played Hamilton in the car once and she said ‘I can do that’,” another commenter joked.


Paulson described himself as a pro-life, pro-police republican in the campaign video.

Paulson described himself as a pro-life, pro-police republican in the campaign video.
(Linda Paulson from Youtube)

“This must be a joke, right? This must be satire,” wrote one stunned social media user.

But not all social media users hated it, with some describing it as “healthy.”

“Aww this is cute. She seems like a nice lady,” said one Twitter user. “If I lived there, I’d vote for her.”

“Linda Paulson, if I lived in Utah, you’d have my vote!” exclaimed another commentator.

Paulson’s video even caught the eye of Christian conservative rapper Bryson Gray.

Gray offered a remix of Paulson’s video that he shared on Twitter.

He starts by saying, “Linda, I got you.”

“If you vote for Linda, District 12 will be boomin. So vote Linda Paulson. Why are you hanging around? She’s going to ballin’ Utah,” Gray raps.

Paulson is up against Democratic incumbent Karen Mayne, who is also the minority leader of the Utah state senate.

Paulson did not respond to UKTN News Digital’s request for comment.


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