The AP is reporting that former presidential candidate Mitt Romney will officially launch his run for the Senate in Utah on Thursday
Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will announce Thursday that he's running for the Utah Senate seat held by retiring Orrin Hatch, three people with direct knowledge of the plan confirmed Wednesday.
He'll be a heavy favorite to keep the seat in Republican hands.
The 70-year-old Romney, once a harsh critic of President Donald Trump, will release an online video Thursday announcing his Senate bid. His first public appearance as a Senate candidate will come Friday night at a county Republican dinner in Provo.
Those with knowledge of his plans spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly..
Romny 72, Wilson 21
Looks like Mitt will be the next Senator from Utah
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah voters would elect Republicans Mitt Romney or Sen. Orrin Hatch over Democrat Jenny Wilson in next year's U.S. Senate race if the election were held today, a new poll shows.
The UtahPolicy.com poll released Thursday found Romney, the former GOP presidential nominee, would defeat Wilson with 72 percent of the vote to Wilson's 21 percent. And Hatch, who's represented Utah in the U.S. Senate since January 1977, would win with 50 percent of the vote to Wilson's 35 percent.