Republican Utah state senate candidate faces mixed reactions to viral campaign rap video
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A Republican candidate for the Utah State Senate has posted a rap-style video promoting her campaign, drawing ridicule from social media users.
Utah grandmother Linda Paulson is a candidate for the Utah State Senate seat in District 12. She announced her candidacy in the video, which was posted on YouTube.
Paulson, who appeared to be having a blast in the video, began his rap by dancing and professing his love for “God, Family and the Constitution.”
“I tried to run another curator. Nobody could do it. So I’m doing it,” the grandmother said.
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Paulson has said she is pro-religious freedom, pro-life, pro-police, pro-right to bear arms and pro-free speech.
Paulson then drops a line on “support the traditional family as the fundamental unit of society.
Paulson also quips, “Just to clarify…as a grown woman, I know what a woman is.”
“If you share my values, if you like what I stand for, then 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 the Senate,” Paulson concludes, raising her hands.
The video has been viewed over 74,000 times on Paulson’s YouTube channel, and it has been viewed millions of times after being shared by various Twitter users.
He received mixed receptions on social media, with some users describing him as cringe-worthy and a bad look for Republicans.
“Imagine voting for an adult who really thinks it’s a good idea,” read one popular YouTube comment.
“His granddaughter played Hamilton in the car once and she said ‘I can do it,'” another commenter joked.
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“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 that’s cute. She seems like a nice lady,” said one Twitter user. “I would vote for her if I lived there.”
“Linda Paulson, if I lived in Utah, you would have my vote!” cried another commentator.
Paulson’s video even caught the eye of conservative Christian rapper Bryson Gray.
Gray offered a remix of Paulson’s video which he shared on Twitter.
He starts off by saying, “Linda, I got you.”
“If you vote for Linda, District 12 is going to blow up. So vote Linda Paulson. Why are you delaying? She’s going to blow up Utah,” Gray raps.
Paulson is running against Democratic incumbent Karen Mayne, who is also the Utah State Senate Minority Leader.
Paulson did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.