Utah Republican Linda Paulson—who is running for the state Senate seat in District 12—had social media users cringing after she posted an awkward rap video about her campaign platform.
Paulson posted the rap track to her official YouTube channel earlier this month but it only gained significant attention after going viral on Twitter.
The video shows Paulson rapping and dancing near an American flag while dressed in a red, white and blue outfit.
The rap contains some groanworthy lines such as:
"Hey, Utah District 12, listen up right here, there's a new name on the ballot for the Senate this year."
“The Constitution needs to be protected, not changed or disregarded, but resurrected."
You can watch the video for yourself below.
"Hey, Utah District 12, listen up right here, there's a new name on the ballot for the Senate this year. My name is Linda Paulson, Republican and awesome, love God and family and the Constitution."
"They tried to get another conservative to run. Nobody could do it so I'm getting it done."
"I'm pro-religious freedom, pro-life, pro-police, the right to bear arms and the right to free speech. I want less government control and regulation, want to stop and expose political corruption."
"Where's integrity, morality, accountability? Programs should lead to self-sufficiency and support traditional family as the fundamental unit of society."
"But in schools they're pushing for new beliefs."
"And just to clarify, as a female adult, I know what a woman is."
The juvenile nature of the rap had Twitter users groaning profusely and many openly mocked Paulson as a result.
The 80-year-old Paulson will face Democrat and Utah state Senate Minority Leader Karen Mayne in November's election.
She graduated from Brigham Young University—which is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—with a degree in Family Life in 2007. She has been active in her community for years as a committee member, precinct chair, government delegate, and voting judge, according to her official website.
Paulson has said "our founding fathers prayed for help when the Constitution was being formed" and has called for "less government, less mandates, and less taxes."
Her website contains testimonials from individuals throughout District 12 who have endorsed her as a candidate who will make "sound liberty-based decisions" and who will "stand against" GOP bogeyman critical race theory—a graduate school level analysis of systems and institutions which quantifies areas of disparity in treatment and outcomes that Republicans have falsely alleged is being taught to young children.
Paulson has also taken stances against "transgender ideology" and stressed her belief "in secure borders and funding police to protect us."