McConnell reaches out to Romney about possible Senate bid
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Apr 08, 2017,
Apr 08, 2017, 7:27
Experts say there is no way Romney will run for the seat without Hatch's blessing.
"I've had some conversations with Mitt Romney", McConnell told reporters Friday, according to The Associated Press. Obviously I am an Orrin Hatch supporter.
'Orrin has to decide what he wants to do. "While I have taken steps to run, I have yet to make a final decision".
It makes sense. Yes, Romney was born in MI and the only public office he's held was governor of MA, a job he left just over a decade ago.
"He's having a lot of fun with you guys", Whitlock tweeted Friday. Orrin Hatch of Utah decides not to seek re-election.
Talk about Romney, meanwhile, is viewed as much more hypothetical - particularly because Romney has always been hesitant to close doors.
In any event, if he wins (and it's hard to find anyone in Utah who doesn't think he'd win in a cakewalk if Hatch gets out of the way), Romney would have another distinction: He'd be the oldest freshman senator popularly elected to a full term.
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Romney had been briefly considered for secretary of state by President Donald Trump despite his harsh condemnation of Trump as a phony and a fraud during the campaign.
Since his failed presidential bid, many have speculated about Romney returning to the political frontline, although no formal plans have materialized.
Currently, though, Romney is on a charity trip in Indonesia. "I can see why he might not want to do it, but I can also see why if he did it, it would be a great thing for America".
Romney served as the 70th governor of MA from 2003 to 2007 before running for president in both 2008 and 2012.
Romney discussed the possibility of a run for Sen.
He added that "all of this has kind of thrown everyone".
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