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Mitt Romney To Run For Senate, Could Pose Threat To President Trump’s Agenda


FILE – In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks about the tech sector during an industry conference dubbed Silicon Slopes, the nickname for Utah’s burgeoning cluster of tech companies, in Salt Lake City. Romney is trying for a political comeback as he launches a Senate campaign in Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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UPDATED 1:04 PM PT — Fri. February 16, 2018
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney officially announced his run for Utah’s Senate race. He made the announcement in a video message on Twitter Friday.
I am running for United States Senate to serve the people of Utah and bring Utah's values to Washington.
His platform is aimed at serving the people of the state, while bringing Utah’s values to Washington.
Romney is hoping to replace retiring Senator Orrin Hatch in November.
The chairman of the Utah Republican Party has spoken out against Romney, saying he does not have a connection to the state.
Hatch went on to compare his run to Hillary Clinton’s New York Senate bid — using name recognition to win a seat.
Mitt Romney could help Republicans maintain a Senate majority, however, he’s been a vocal opponent of President Trump, which began at the start of the 2016 election.
“Let me say that again…there’s plenty of evidence that Mr. Trump is a con-man, a fake.”
— Mitt Romney
While he openly criticized then-candidate Trump, he also took shots at Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton, saying she should not be allowed to be president.
He warned the American people that a Trump nomination would ensure a Clinton victory; something he was ultimately wrong about.
President Trump won big in Utah in 2016, claiming 45.5-percent of the vote compared to clinton’s 27.5-percent.
Romney’s history as “never Trump” supporter could ultimately hurt him in the upcoming Senate race due to the president’s large support in the state.
Romney’s backing of left-leaning policies could also pose steep challenges.
Back in 2006, Romney helped to usher in state-run health care during his tenure as governor of Massachusetts, which ultimately gave Democrats the blue print for Obamacare.

Romney’s track record as a so-called “moderate Republican” could hurt his chances of winning a midterm election as more Republican voters shift their support to pro-Trump candidates.

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