It’s official: Mitt Romney is throwing his had into the ring.
The former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate will be making his big announcement tomorrow that he’s running for Senate in Utah.
David Drucker of the Washington Examiner broke the news:
Mitt Romney will launch his Utah Senate campaign Thursday morning with a low key announcement on social media, and will make his first public appearance a day later near Salt Lake City with a keynote address to a gathering of grassroots Republicans.
Romney teased his run for Senate in a Feb. 1 tweet, saying that he would have an announcement to make on Feb. 15. On Wednesday, Romney previewed his campaign again in a short Facebook post. Sources in Utah told the Washington Examiner that Romney that will officially jump into the 2018 Senate race with a digital announcement, rather than holding at a staged rally with supporters.
— The Hill (@thehill) February 14, 2018
This is great news for Utahans who want a strong voice in the Senate. As we reported earlier, Romney would be a shoo-in for the seat. He’s popular among Utah’s Mormon base, who usually decide state elections, and still has the resources and name identity left from his 2012 presidential run.
It comes as no surprise that Romney is getting back into public life.
Some folks on Twitter weren’t happy about the announcement:
— Mike Peterman (@mikepeterman) February 14, 2018
Again. Romney running for Senate as an anti Trump is news. I think you have a valid case arguing telling hrc to disappear is wrong. But one has nothing to do with the other
— Rob Bodle (@robbodle14) February 14, 2018
President Trump has already called Romney to encourage him to run. Let’s hope he’ll be an ally of the President once he’s in the Senate.
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