Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to announce Utah Senate campaign

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Mitt Romney was expected to announce his run for Senate in Utah Thursday, however he announced Wednesday he will not make the announcement out of respect for the victims of the deadly school shooting.

Romney is widely viewed as a favorite to win the Senate seat soon-to-be vacated by longtime Sen.

The former MA governor moved to Utah after losing the presidential election. He was the GOP nominee for president of the United States in 2012, losing to President Barack Obama. Anderson also allowed as how Mitt wasn't on particularly good terms with the nation's Republican president, either; this may have given some national folk the impression that he's a Trump guy carrying MAGA water. Trump, a man whose blood pressure rises with every sign of criticism, threw a punch back.

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Anderson didn't think Romney's candidacy is a harbinger of the end of the caucus system in Utah, with wealthy/well-known candidates doing an end-run around the convention, then winning the GOP nomination.

Mr. Trump endorsed Mr. Romney's presidential campaign in 2012, but their relationship soured in 2016 when Mr. Romney delivered a speech to call the New York Republican a "phony" and a "fraud". "People who hate Donald Trump and expect Mitt Romney to go after him in a cage match are going to be disappointed, and the people who hate Mitt Romney and want the president to go after him in a cage match are going to be disappointed". They believe Romney would have supported the GOP tax law, which permanently chopped rates for companies and at least temporarily trimmed the tax burden on most individuals. Flake also said he met with Romney "a couple of weeks ago".

My response to today's Salt Lake Tribune article regarding @MittRomney and the upcoming Utah US Senatorial race.

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"Here's a guy that is from outside of Utah that apparently has victory in hand", he said.

"I can't think of a logical reason why he would do that", Mr. Hansen said. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., announced previous year that he would not seek re-election in 2018, and even as reports continue to circulate that he may rethink he decision, Romney could still be eyeing a position on the high-profile committee.

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