Mitt Romney Is Running For The US Senate In Utah

Romney's chances of winning US Senate seat slim, says historical analysis

"I'm in the fight. It means that you have a heart and a brain".

Several high-profile Republicans expressed public support for Romney's bid, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, who was Romney's vice presidential running mate in 2012. Flake is retiring at the end of this year. Sen. But he may break with Trump on topics such as relations with Russian Federation and immigration.

He softened his stance after Trump won the presidency and put himself forward as a candidate for secretary of state. "I also don't think that's what he's going to do because I think he cares deeply about the state's issues and he wants to use his presence to move those issues forward", Chaffetz added.

'I don't know what happened to him, ' Trump said, who had previously mocked the ex-nominee for running 'one of the worst races in presidential history'.

Adams said, "I was impressed with the fact that he was reaching out". When Mass. courts legalized gay marriage during his time as governor, Romney sought to enforce a statute banning state officials from marrying gay couples from other states.

Just what form that will take remains to be seen. While former aides expect Romney to push for conservative policies in the Senate, they also believe he will rebuke the president when necessary and potentially clash with him on some policies. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.

What happened: Coming off his successful turnaround of Salt Lake City's scandal-plagued 2002 Winter Olympics, Romney returned to MA and edged acting Gov. Jane Swift out of the Republican race for governor.

Mitt Romney Is Running For The US Senate In Utah

Romney, a former MA governor and one of the most famous Mormons, is widely liked and respected in Utah, which is heavily Mormon. "He's got deep strong ties to Utah", he said. Romney said he owns a home in an upscale Holladay neighborhood, shares a Deer Valley house, and still maintains homes in San Diego and New Hampshire. "He comes with immediate gravitas, credibility and stature, and it will be a whole new power structure, I think, in the Senate, as people gravitate to him", Flake said of Romney.

The former presidential candidate has been considering returning to politics for a long time.

"Utah needs an independent voice for our communities that are struggling, not a hand-picked candidate of the Washington establishment", said Wilson, a member of the Salt Lake County Council.

Utah has balanced its budgets, while the federal government has not.

More on Hatch's departure: Utah Sen.

The closest allusion to Mr Trump was a claim that Utah "welcomes legal immigrants from around the world" while "Washington sends immigrants a message of exclusion".

The video shows scenes from around Utah, Romney talking to residents over breakfast at a restaurant and photos of his family.

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