The former Massachusetts Governor has moved to Utah to move to Washington next year repping a Middle America mostly Republican Mormon State….
Donald Trump didn’t want the guy….
The people of Utah will most likely send him to Congress instead ….
And some Republican’s and the media are trying to set him up as a counter to Trump’s control of the Grand Ole’ Party…..
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will run for Senate in Utah.
“I am running for United States Senate because in these trying times there is no better moment to bring Utah’s values to Washington,” Romney said in a statement. “Utah’s economic and political success is a model for our nation; I am ready to fight for this great state and advocate for solutions that improve the lives of Utahns.”
Romney was widely expected to run following Sen. Orrin G. Hatch’s announcement last month that he would retire after seven terms. The longtime senator had named Romney as a desired successor last year. Romney was expected to announce his Senate run on Thursday, but he postponed the announcement because of the mass shooting at a high school in Florida that left 17 dead.
In a two-minute video, Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and 2012 presidential nominee, emphasized his ties to Utah. He helped turn around the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City after a bribery scandal relating to the host city bidding process rocked the games. Romney was also the first Mormon presidential nominee of a major party. A majority of Utahans belong to the Mormon faith…..
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