Dem. Biden urging Rep. Romney to run for Utah Senator
09:02, Jun 11, 2017
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According to Politico, during a closed-door appearance with Romney on Friday evening, Biden, who went head to head with Romney in the 2012 presidential election encouraged his former rival to consider a Senate bid.
Biden spoke at Romney's ideas summit, an annual gathering of donors and business leaders in Utah.
"By the way, you should run for Senate".
Romney did not give any indication he was considering a run, should Hatch, 83, decide not to run again next year, said one person in attendance, Maryland videographer Dean Dykema.
Following Donald Trump's election victory last November, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was briefly considered by Trump's team for the position of secretary of state. Biden is encouraging former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to run for a senate seat in Utah now held by Orrin Hatch if the senator decides to retire next year. Earlier in the day Biden swore in the newly elected and returning members on the Senate floor.
As to Biden's political aspirations, his shots at Hillary and creation of a political action committee suggest he may be gearing up for a 2020 presidential run.
After being looked over as a finalist for secretary of state in the Trump administration, Romney has spent time campaigning for GOP candidates and taking to social media to weigh in on political matters.
Speculation has grown that Romney could run for the Senate in Utah.
Hatch has said he hasn't made a decision, but might step aside if Romney gets in. Romney left MA in 2015 and moved to Utah.
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