Jeremy Lewis Friedbaum

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Jeremy Lewis Friedbaum is running as a Republican candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in the November 2018 Election, Utah.

In a debate between the U.S. Senate candidates, he gave an explanation for why he would refuse to fund Planned Parenthood. He was critical of Mitt Romney, partially because of his opposition to Trump. Criticized Mitt Romney for "treating Tea Party Republicans like they had cooties" during his presidential race and for not being bold in defending his faith, and for endorsing Bob Bennett over Mike Lee. Stated "the globalist pipe dream of free trade makes about as much sense economically as the hippie pipe dream of free love makes sense morally. Before the tragic passing of the 16th amendment, America got 80% of its revenue from tariffs." Supports a policy of using tariffs to punish/reward nations for behaving ethically/unethically. Asserted that he would vote much more like Mike Lee than like Orrin Hatch. When asked about specific national defense issues, he spoke on the importance of the second amendment and the need to turn to God.[1][2]

On the 10th of April, 2018, he published critique on his Facebook page of Mitt Romney, focusing on a car accident Romney was in (as the driver) in which his Mission President's wife was killed. This post was widely criticized by both pro-Romney and anti-Romney commenters.[3]

At an event hosted by delegates for Sam Parker, Jeremy Friedbaum made an appearance. He described himself as being Samuel B. Parker's mentor. (One delegate noted, when asked, that she did not get Sam's take on that assertion, and that Friedbaum has made similar assertions regarding other candidates before.) Claimed that he was running for the Senate rather than the House, because people across the country had asked him to challenge Hatch. Indicated that he was interested in using the position to challenge SB 54. He expressed that the two major parties divide us, and that he would be interested in working with the minor parties to give them a stronger standing. He expressed that there is a need for a balanced budget amendment, and that the retirement age should be raised. When asked about which 2016 Republican presidential primary candidate he aligned with most closely, he indicated an interest in having seen Carly Fiorina as the candidate, with Ted Cruz as her running-mate. He indicated that he fully supported Donald Trump when he was nominated.[4]

He ran for the U.S. Senate in 2012 and was defeated. He was a candidate for governor in 2000, and a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1998.

His declaration of candidacy shows that he is using the convention route, and includes a statement that SB 54 undermines free elections.

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  1. Tim Jimenez for US Senate - Utah, "Senate debate", Facebook, Mar 17 (Jeremy Lewis Friedbaum is the candidate sitting fifth from the left.)
  2. Tim Jimenez for US Senate - Utah, "Senate debate pt2", Facebook, March 17 at 8:11pm (Jeremy Lewis Friedbaum is the candidate sitting fifth from the left.)
  3. Jeremy Friedbaum, "Is This Mitt Romney's Chappaquiddick?", Facebook, 10 Apr 2018
  4. Lisa Anderson, "US Senate Candidates Sam Parker & Jeremy Lewis Friedbaum", Lindon 04 Precinct Delegate Political Ponderings, 15 Apr 2018