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Race to replace Romney in Senate heats up as another Republican launches campaign: ‘strong conservative woman’

The race to replace retiring Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, is getting even more crowded as a sixth Republican candidate jumped into the race on Wednesday.

Carolyn Phippen, a former staffer for Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, officially launched her campaign in Draper, Utah, vowing to be the “strong conservative woman” she said the state needed to uphold its values and the leadership to bring Washington, D.C. back from “the brink of disaster.”

“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,” Phippen said in a statement.

Romney announced in September that he would not run for re-election, leaving a wide open race for Republicans to try and hold the seat in 2024.

The state is widely considered to be a safe Republican seat.

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Brandon Gillespie is an associate editor at Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @brandon_cg.

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