November 2, 2023

Another Candidate Joins Race to Fill Romney’s Senate Seat

Several weeks ago, Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) announced that he would not be running for re-election.

That primary race is starting to get crowded, with yet another candidate declaring for the race.

Carolyn Phippen, a former staffer for Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), became the sixth Republican to enter the race.

Crowded Field

This race is going to be hotly contested, so candidates are going to have to do something to set themselves apart.

Phippen started her campaign off by stating, "Our economy is spiraling, the national debt is out of control, and the crisis at our border continues to grow. I’ve fought on the front lines of the conservative movement while raising a family. Now is the time to stand up for the principles that made our country great.

"I’m not a career politician. I’m a mom who knows what it takes to raise a family in Utah. For too long, D.C. politicians have prioritized their own interests while their reckless spending has sent our economy spiraling. I’ll fight to end the inflation crisis and work tirelessly to shrink our national debt.”

She then hit the hot topic buttons of funding the military and securing the border, concluding, "I believe that our nation’s best days lie ahead but we must elect leaders who not only understand the real challenges we face, but who will do the hard work to restore the principles that have made this nation prosper.”

She lost me when she said, “We must elect leaders.” These arrogant narcissists just don’t get it… we do NOT elect leaders in this country; we elect representation.

She is running for office to represent the will of her constituents, not her personal agenda.

It seems like everyone running for office these days can use a refresher on exactly what members of Congress are supposed to be doing when they get elected.

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