Is Mitt Romney gearing up for a Senate run?

Scott Sommerdorf

But he's been a folk hero in Utah ever since he took over and successfully ran the initially troubled 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is considering running for Senate in 2018, according to a report published Thursday by the Atlantic.

McConnell told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference, "I've had some conversations with Mitt Romney".

McConnell made it clear that he would support Hatch if he wants to run again.

According to status quo mouthpiece McKay Coppins, "Republican leaders and high-powered donors in Utah are waging a quiet but concerted campaign" aimed at convincing U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch to step down in 2018 so that Romney can run for the seat.


Hatch told CNN on Friday that he speaks to Romney regularly - but deflected questions about Romney, the former MA governor who is Mormon and owns a home in Utah, replacing him, saying it is "early to talk about this stuff". Orrin Hatch - the Republican elected who now holds the seat for which Romney would be running.

No, he's not planning to run for president again, but if Utah Sen.

Romney discussed the possibility of a run for Sen. Romney wants to be on the national stage and giving him a platform in the Senate to troll Trump is his gosh and golly fashion would be some sweet comic relief. "I can see why he might not want to do it, but I can also see why if he did it, it would be a great thing for America".

If Hatch does retire, Rep. Dems ask Treasury chief for cyber briefing GOP senator: Next Supreme Court fight will be "armageddon" MORE (R-Utah). Chaffetz ultimately made a decision to run for re-election for his House seat.

Romney's Mormon faith helps make him popular among many Utah voters.

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