The truth about Alicia Colvin and her sham Republican campaign

by Rhett Wilkinson

Alicia Colvin was the only woman GOP candidate for the Senate in Utah. But she shouldn’t have been – according to her own volition.

And there’s evidence that she ran a fake campaign.

Alicia Colvin enjoyed a Sunday front-page spotlight in The Salt Lake Tribune when she was reported to have been the only woman Republican candidate in Utah for the U.S. Senate.

The problem is that, according to Colvin’s own remarks and apparent beliefs, this never should have been the case.

A mere 10 months before the filing deadline, Colvin told me that she was a “progressive” and discussed multiple issues from a liberal perspective.

A short year-and-a-half ago, she posted a Trump resistance sign on Facebook – the Rebel Alliance logo from “Star Wars” with a pin through it. The resistance is understood to be a left-wing movement.

A quick Google search yields results indicating that was at a rally against the reduction of Utah national monuments – a mere three months before the filing period – and being an activist as shown on a Democratic website.

(Her anti-monument reduction activism came also just three months after she told me “10 months ago, I told you the truth,” when I messaged her about this issue.)

Then there’s evidence of her beliefs to this day. A photo of her at that liberal rally, as late as 11:45 p.m. May 13, was her Google+ profile picture.

(Yet, she wanted us to believe that “she merely wished ‘to listen to the people and create a more civil society,’” The Outline reported.)

Her behavior is exactly opposite Republicans – and it’s only more the case in Utah, where the Utah Republican Party’s efforts to litigate against a caucus-reform law already in place and voting behavior of GOP members of the Utah legislature signal its right-wing status.

As she told the Tribune, “it was actually a really hard sell with a lot of people in my life … and still is.”

Perhaps that’s because those folks knew that she believed in policies opposing the ones of the party she claimed.

Perhaps that’s because those folks knew she was being fake.

The Tribune, beloved as they are (and deserve to be), perhaps could have seen this coming. Google and Facebook aren’t new. And, per the Tribune’s in the own story, Colvin supported Count My Vote and medical marijuana initiatives, which the Utah GOP opposes (and do Utah centrists believe in these things?). The newspaper also reported that “(Colvin) also had attended rallies and called her elected representatives on issues.”

There was one for sure, and now we know what that one was if my conversation with Colvin last year wouldn’t have been enough. And her identity at that time, besides the digital trail, does indicate that on the issues on which she called, Colvin made liberal activism.

Is Alicia Colvin a liberal activist who faked her way to a moment of fame because the only party in Utah where you can get it is the GOP?

(Perhaps others are like her; I dunno. I haven’t sat down with others in the piece.)

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