Mitt Romney Announces Utah Senate Bid

Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he will not be announcing his run for Senate on Thursday as previously planned.

Romney, who is also served as Governor of MA from 2003-2007, hopes to replace the senate seat being vacated by Senator Orrin Hatch, who announced his retirement last month. Washington welcomes legal immigrants from around the world, Washington sends immigrants a message of exclusion.

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".

Romney enters the race as the early favourite thanks to his popularity in Utah, fundraising skills, name recognition, and months of campaigning and fundraising for other Republican candidates. He was brought in to help salvage the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics following a scandal, and he is perhaps America's most prominent Mormon - Utah is the center of Mormon life and around 60 percent of Utahns belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Still, some Republicans have grumbled about a potential challenge to Romney at the state party convention.

Former Romney campaign aides told The Hill Romney will not run a Never Trump-style campaign, though they said he won't shy away from criticizing the president when they disagree on something.

Wilson, a native Utahan and a Salt Lake City council member, has released her own video calling Romney "out of state, out of touch", and promoting her senate campaign.

Paul Ryan ran with Mitt Romney as his vice presidential candidate.

Anderson later said he did not mean to "disparage" Romney. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, via social media tomorrow. He would become the instant front-runner to replace Hatch, who announced in January he won't seek an eighth term this year.

The 2012 presidential nominee said he was seeking the new role because he hoped to replicate some of Utah's policy and economic successes at the national level - from curbing government spending to enhancing bipartisan collaboration on legislation in Washington.

Romney has not faced the media during that time, and has deflected questions about running when reporters have caught up to him.

If Romney's expected soft launch Thursday is any indication - a social media push in which the former MA governor will reintroduce himself to Utah voters by video - he is not seeking out those questions as he begins his campaign.

Like many Republicans, Romney vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Obama's signature achievement, even though he started a similar program as governor of MA.