Elections, Politics, States

Report: Mitt to Announce Senate Bid on Thursday

According to sources, Mitt Romney will officially announce his bid for US Senate via social media on Thursday.

Mitt has been teasing the run for several weeks now after the official announcement by Sen. Orin Hatch (R-UT) that he’ll retire at the end of his term.

According to polls, Mitt is overwhelmingly popular in the majority Mormon state which shares his religious background.

What will be interesting, assuming Mitt wins in a landslide in November, is the interaction Mitt with have with President Trump.

It’s no secret the two aren’t the best of pals after Mitt openly called for Trump’s rejection during the primary.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

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.

Romney for a couple of weeks has been scheduled to be in Provo on Friday to headline the Utah County Republican Party Lincoln Day dinner. Like most of the state, Utah County is heavily Republican. The region is also among the most populous and politically influential in statewide campaigns.

Romney is a beloved figure in Utah and isn’t expected to face fierce competition in the Senate race, either in the primary or the general election.

 

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