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Mitt Romney Hints at Running for Senate Next Year

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Former Governor and Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney may not be done with politics just yet. In his interview with Deseret News, Romney hinted that he is mulling a 2018 Senate run in Utah, eyeing the seat expected to be vacated by Orrin Hatch, who plans to retire once his term ends. Romney reportedly stated, “I don’t have any predictions on what I might do… All doors are open.”

In 2012, Romney was the Republican nominee for president, who then lost to incumbent Barack Obama. Romney served as governor of Massachusetts from 2003-2007, and was a potential candidate for President Trump’s Secretary of State, a job that ultimately went to former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson. Although Romney was a fierce Trump critic throughout the campaign, the two seemed to bury the hatchet and have had great meetings since then. Romney has since praised Trump’s strong start to his presidency, especially Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Many in the conservative movement were skeptical of Romney when he ran for president. In 2012, and even more so now, ObamaCare was controversial legislation, and has had catastrophic effects on the country, such as coverage losses, premium hikes, and the loss of do…

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