Mitt Romney to announce US Senate campaign in online video

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The fact that Romney will be returning to the political business is not the story.

The momentum behind a Romney bid picked up speed in January after Mr. Hatch announced his retirement and urged Mr. Romney to run for the seat.

The chairman of the Utah Republican Party blasted Mitt Romney as a carpet-bagger on Wednesday and compared him to Hillary Clinton. Mike Lee, Utah Republican, and considered running for the Hatch seat earlier this year, said he doesn't expect a lot of fireworks between Mr. Trump and Mr. Romney.

Trump later chose Rex Tillerson to lead the State Department.

It looks like Mitt Romney wants to be Utah's next senator.

The Republican challenger attempted to unseat incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen.Edward M. Kennedy, who won re-election to a sixth full term.

Sources close to Romney told NBC News that the former MA governor will make his announcement in a video message rather than a large-scale rally.

Romney last made a bid for a Senate seat in 1994.

Mr. Anderson also aired concerns that Mr. Romney "has never been a Trump supporter".

Others said RNC support doesn't matter because Mr. Romney has a national data operation, high approval ratings and all the resources he will need to win the race.

During the 2016 presidential election, Romney gave a scathing speech in which he called Trump "a phony" who was "playing the American public for suckers" and was unfit to be president.

"He's already been putting the shoe leather in, getting around the state, and you can tell it'll be a Utah-centric campaign", Matheson said. The 2012 Republican nominee could have stayed silent and fed anonymous, anti-Trump quotes to the press like many party establishment veterans were doing, but he instead held a press conference and threw punches to Trump's gut on national television.

"I know he served as governor and ran in a presidential race and did a lot of work to understand foreign policy issues", Corker told ABC News this week, "I think he's going to be a strong voice on multiple issues, personally". "Mitt Romney's always been diplomatic". To Romney, Trump was "a phoney" and "a fraud"; to Trump, Romney was "a dog" who choked against Obama and couldn't close the deal. "This time, it all comes down to crucial Salt Lake County".

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