Sep 22, 2022 - Politics

Stephen Colbert roasts Utah Senate candidate's viral campaign rap

Stephen Colbert on stage.
Stephen Colbert participates in "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" segment of the CBS Summer TCA Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

Utah Republican Senate candidate Linda Paulson has a new fan.

Driving the news: Late-night host Stephen Colbert poked fun at Paulson's viral, 57-second campaign ad on The Late Show Tuesday.

  • As of Wednesday, Paulson's rhymes had racked up more than 4 million views on Twitter.

🎵 How it goes: "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."

What he said: "There is a lot to unpack there." Then, he responded with his own rap.

Flashback: In 2018, the comedian roasted Utah Republicans for their cringe-inducing rap video on how a bill becomes a law.

What's next: Paulson faces Utah State Senate Minority Leader Karen Mayne (D-West Valley City) in Senate District 12 race in November.

💭 My thought bubble: Utahns are good at a lot of things, but rapping isn't one of them.

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