Mitt Romney Officially Launches Utah Senate Bid

Romney's chances of winning US Senate seat slim, says historical analysis
Mitt Romney Officially Launches Utah Senate Bid
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17 February, 2018

"If you give me this opportunity, I will owe the Senate seat to no one but the people of Utah", Romney says in the video.

I am running for United States Senate to serve the people of Utah and bring Utah's values to Washington.

Romney was a prominent anti-Trump voice in the election (later meeting with Trump for the secretary of state job), but he didn't mention the president once in his announcement video. "Washington sends immigrants a message of exclusion", Romney said. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who announced earlier this year that he will not be seeking re-election in 2018.

Mitt Romney will run for U.S. Senate in Utah, hoping to capture the seat of outgoing Republican Sen. That reality was made clear by immediate reactions to his announcement from across the political spectrum.

"Our party and our country are always better off when Mitt is engaged", Ryan said in a statement, "and I know that he will put his unparalleled experience, conservative leadership and lifetime of service to work for Utah in the U.S. Senate".

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It's been rumored that Romney, who once made headlines calling for Trump's tax returns, will tone down his rhetoric against the administration. He has a strong connection with the state, most notably when he played a major role in saving the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Romney is respected in the state for taking over the troubled games amid planning and financial disarray.

Romney called Trump a "phony" and a "fraud" during the 2016 presidential campaign, and Trump has regularly taken to Twitter to criticize Romney.

More on Hatch's departure: Utah Sen.

"Mitt Romney understands something about President Trump: Trump is 100 percent transactional and not relational".

Amid intense conservative opposition to the national law, however, Romney distanced himself during his 2012 campaign from his MA accomplishments, arguing that he had pursued a state solution that wasn't appropriate at the federal level.


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