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‘Mike Lee in a Wig’ Wants to Fight for Conservative Values in Washington

Carolyn Phippen is being portrayed as a female Sen. Mike Lee, a constitutional conservative. 

“Mike Lee in a wig.” That is what a critic called the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, Carolyn Phippen on X, formerly known as Twitter. 

She then started to use it as her campaign slogan. 

The underdog candidate appears to pride herself in being a constitutional conservative, similar to her former boss Sen. Mike Lee. Phippen worked as the Area Director, Intergovernmental Affairs Advisor for Lee between 2018 and 2021 before joining Freedom Front as Executive Director for several years, she shared on her LinkedIn.  

“Responding to Carolyn’s thoughts that abortion should be to the states: Carolyn is a lot smarter than I am, and I don’t disagree with anything she said,” Lee said during a town hall with Phippen, according to an X post.  

Lee has held town halls with various candidates for the U.S. Senate, but he has not endorsed anyone in the race. 

Phippen has often talked about how President Joe Biden has handled the southern border crisis. 

“I was talking to a rancher recently down in Texas who said there was an 18-wheeler that pulled off to the side of the road not long ago right next to his ranch,” she said in a video on Instagram. “And over 100 illegal aliens poured out.”

She said these illegal aliens were running all over his property and “pursued by law enforcement,” then put into vans. They were provided with food, water, and gift cards.”

“I’m not sure what happened to them after that, but this is happening in cities in states all across our country” she continued. 

She even explained in another video about how she opposes less penalties for illegal aliens in possession of a firearm. While Phippen has expressed her support for gun rights, she has been concerned about legislation that passed the Utah legislature about it. 

Phippen is up against many candidates, including Rep. John Curtis, former Speaker  of the Utah House Brad Wilson, and Riverton mayor Trent Staggs. 


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